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5 things that can delay or degrade your CD/DVD project

1. Lack of quality photos for cover/insert Frequently I am sent low resolution or poor quality photos for the insert and even for the cover. I usually recommend reshooting them, but of course it’s too late by the time people get to the design phase. So we “make do” and I have to try to work my Photoshop magic on substandard photos. If your musicContinue reading5 things that can delay or degrade your CD/DVD project

Remote Design Sessions

Usually when I design a CD or DVD, my client and I can do everything over the phone and email. They upload their photos and text to me, we discuss the design concept they are looking for over the phone, I put together a draft and then email them a jpg or pdf to review. For most projects, this works well and smoothly, and allowsContinue readingRemote Design Sessions

The Beatles Records on Vee-Jay – Digital Edition

“Hot Off The Presses” so to speak is the Digital redesign and reissue of a book I designed over 15 years ago. I did all the layout, design and image work. Author Bruce Spizer, a New Orleans attorney, published this book as his first in a series of 9 books total, chronicling the recordings of the Beatles in America and UK. Primarily geared towards collectors,Continue readingThe Beatles Records on Vee-Jay – Digital Edition

Dukes of Dixieland – Celebrating Satchmo

CELEBRATING SATCHMO, performed and taped at Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans, was produced for PBS. The DUKES OF DIXIELAND celebrate 40 years in 2014, and claim the spot as the oldest continuously operating jazz band in New Orleans. Featuring Louis Armstrong favorites such as Mack the Knife, What a Wonderful World, Struttin’ With Some Barbecue and You Rascal You, Celebrating Satchmo is a tributeContinue readingDukes of Dixieland – Celebrating Satchmo

John Fohl – Teeth and Bones

Teeth and Bones is the third solo album from this fantastic New Orleans based musician. 30 plus years in the music business has found John recording and touring with a wide range of artists including Dr. John, Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Shemekia Copeland, Charley Musselwhite, The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Klaus Voormann, Johnny Sansone, Shannon MacNally, and many others. Along the wayContinue readingJohn Fohl – Teeth and Bones

Davell Crawford – My Gift To You

DAVELL CRAWFORD‘s MY GIFT TO YOU is phenomenal. This new Basin Street Records release is a deluxe package with a 24-page booklet that includes lyrics, original photos, and commentary from Davell. In addition, we created an Itunes liner notes PDF booklet for downloads.

JOIN THE RECORDING ACADEMY

THE PLACE WHERE MUSIC PROFESSIONALS MEET In addition to honoring the best of recorded music each year through the GRAMMY Awards, The Recording Academy is a 24/7 member services organization. The Academy offers an array of professional development and networking opportunities for its members and the music community at large. The Academy also offers numerous benefits to its members…including discounts on duplicating CDs, rental cars, hotel rooms,Continue readingJOIN THE RECORDING ACADEMY

SECURITY FOR WORDPRESS (AND OTHER THINGS)

Recently my Crescentmusic.com site was hacked. It still worked, and no one visiting the site was in danger, but some nefarious degenerate had piggybacked another site onto my server, buried deep in the file structure. I discovered it when my site would not allow me to update things. It took hours and hours to clean. There were thousands of files I had to delete andContinue readingSECURITY FOR WORDPRESS (AND OTHER THINGS)

Carbonite

I use Carbonite to back up my computer to the cloud. It works in the background and anytime a file is added or changed, it copies it to a secure server so that if (when) your computer crashes, is stolen, hit by a virus, dropped or you accidentally delete a file (ack, I’ve done that), you can just go online and it’s all there forContinue readingCarbonite

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