cityofsound: Musics Rich Facets

the cool hunter – THE I-DECK – ALBUM ART LIVES ON

This is the coolest way of replacing album art I’ve seen yet. Though it probably doesn’t quite fit that tactile aspect, and you can’t take it or lend it like a record.

One Plus One Equals Three: The River of Crime, the Blank CD Mystery & the Curse of Bad 3D

Sell blank CDR’s and a link to the website to download the episodes.

Design Observer: writings about design & culture
Logo and band font design was sort of lost among larger discussions of album cover design — which also peaked in the 1970s — and even today the origins of many logos are shrouded in mystery and misinformation.

Guardian Unlimited Technology | Technology | Making a song and dance
Making a song and dance

Don’t believe all you read about web-driven musical phenomenons. Old-fashioned PR and marketing still have a big part to play in their success. Adam Webb reports

Packaging and Music

May 23, 2006

Greeeat little article about music and packaging. I wish I had this for  the lit review! 

 

There are those who mourn the vanishing of the nice big cardboard packages that vinyl came in. The format allowed fairly large images, credits, and photos. The usual assumption is that much of this imagery, like music videos, is a reflection of, and extension of, the music creator’s sensibility.

NZ Music Month Strikes Back :: Critic

Critic article on NZ music month