Writing Liner Notes

Track titles, written by. Include track numbers here also (not just the traycard).
Always include contact info. A website is a must, a phone number and email are optional because they often change.
Recording info: studio and engineer
Producer (even if it’s self-produced)
Mastering engineer and company
Graphic design/manufacturing
Artist/Band Bio
Photo / Art credits – Don’t forget to identify people in the photos. You might need to get permission to use a professional photograph (get a signed release).

Musicians and Singers

Method One:
Each song individually
Pleasure and Pain (1992)
©1998 A. Motter
Buckyspeak Music, BMI
Angela Motter – Vocals and Acoustic Guitar
Ricky Keller – Bass, Keyboards, Sequencing
David Strohauer – Dijerido

Method Two: Combined at end of liner notes (takes less room).
Angela Motter – Vocals & Acoustic Guitar on tracks 1,2,5,6. Ricky Keller – Bass, Keyboards on track 4, Sequencing on tracks 4,5,7,8. David Strohauer – Dijerido on track 3
Courtesy credits if a signed artist performs on your album: Michelle Malone appears courtesy of Velvet Records
Song Information – written by, copyright info, publishing info & BMI/Ascap
Introduction: The hymns on this CD are mostly, though not all, ones I listened to growing up as a missionary kid in Mexico. In that foreign land, my brother Michael managed to amass an impressive array of gospel music….

Song background/history
Logos (publishing, record label)
Thank you’s
Dedication
Misc band photos
Ordering information

Lyrics
Squeezed:
This land is your land / This land is my land / From California to the New York Islands

Regular:
This land is your land
This land is my land
From California to the New York Islands

Also available from artist
(past albums)
Quotes about the artist/band

Check the commercial CDs already in your collection

TIP: Don’t try to squeeze too many liner notes so they are so small that no one can read them. Don’t waste your money printing a package no one can read without a magnifying glass because you tried to save money.

TIP: DON’T USE ALL CAPITAL LETTERS. USE ALL CAPS ONLY TO EMPHASIZE IMPORTANT WORDS. ENTIRE SENTENCES OR PARAGRAPHS IN ALL CAPS ARE TOO HARD TO READ. SEE WHAT I MEAN?

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