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
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
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….
Logos (publishing, record label)
Misc band photos
This land is your land / This land is my land / From California to the New York Islands
This land is your land
This land is my land
From California to the New York Islands
Also available from artist
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?