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Introducing Webinar Wednesdays

Sponsored by Crescent City Duplication and Crescent Music Services
In conjunction with Tipitina’s Music Office Co-Op

Join Diana Thornton and other music industry pros for a free webinar series covering a variety of topics musicians need to know about CD design, manufacturing, mastering, packaging and more. These focused webinars are chock full of information, tips and techniques from experts to give you the tools work more effectively with professionals or do it yourself.

Each webinar will run 15-30 minutes, with open Question and Answer time after.

Registration is free, but will be limited to 15 people to allow for personal attention during the Q&A session after the presentation.

Watch from any computer with no special software,
or even from your tablet or phone with a free app.


CD cover design demonstration

October 19, 2016   1:00 p.m. cst

Watch Diana design a CD cover in Photoshop. Learn the basics about fonts, bleed, resolution, design concepts, and saving for print and web. 30 minutes

CD label design demonstration

November 23, 2016  1:00 p.m. cst

Watch Diana design a CD label in Photoshop. Learn about templates, elements to include (copyright, contact), track names or no track names, font size, CMYK vs. spot color. 30 minutes

CD packaging options

December 14, 2016  1:00 p.m. cst

Review the most popular options to package your CD. Presented by Diana Thornton. 20 minutes

Preparing your music for mastering

January 11, 2017   1:00 p.m. cst

Learn how to create the best mix down and format to prepare your pre-master correctly to get the best results from mastering your music. Presented by Mike Hogan of Necromancer Digital Mastering and co-owner of Crescent City Duplication. 20 minutes

CD/DVD Production: Shortruns vs. Manufacturing

February 15, 2017  1:00 p.m. cst

Learn the differences between the two processes, the pros and cons of each, and when to use one over the other. Presented by Diana Thornton. 20 minutes

Photo Resolution

March 15, 2017   1:00 p.m. cst

Learn how file resolution affects the quality of your printed materials, why you can’t use images from the web, why you shouldn’t just enlarge a photo in Photoshop, and how to salvage low res images. Presented by Diana Thornton. 20 minutes


More topics to be scheduled – let us know if there is something you’d like us to cover.


Visit Diana’s training website for more information and to reserve your seat.


About Diana Thornton

Diana founded Crescent Music Services in 1997 to provide CD design and manufacturing for the New Orleans music industry soon after she recorded her own album. After Hurricane Katrina, she partnered with mastering engineer Mike Hogan to start a second company, Crescent City Duplication, to continue to provide shortrun duplication services, still the only dedicated source in New Orleans.

An award-winning designer for over 30 years, Diana works with many New Orleans’ greats including Basin Street Records, Kermit Ruffins, Ellis Marsalis and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. She also designs books and is the art director for Bruce Spizer, one of the foremost Beatles experts. Diana has a Master’s degree in Underwater Archaeology from Texas A&M and she is the grandniece of the late William Russell, renowned Dixieland Jazz historian and composer.

About Tipitina’s Music Office Co-Op

Tipitina’s Music Office Co-Ops provide fully-equipped work space for musicians, filmmakers, and other digital media professionals. For those who cannot afford, or do not otherwise have access to them, the Co-Ops offer: Windows 7 and Mac computers, high-speed Internet connections and WiFi, laser printer and scanner, color inkjet printer, telephones & fax, page layout tools, web design tools.

Recording space with access to Garageband, Pro Tools 12, Presonus Studio One, & other digital audio software, Final Cut Pro video editing, help with basic computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, graphics & page layout and digital PR kit creation. ELLA, a pro-bono music business legal assistance program led by top entertainment business attorney, Ashlye Keaton & Gene Meneray, that has helped hundreds of local artists secure and protect their intellectual property and resolve contractual issues. Contact Mark Fowler: Tipitina’s Music Office Co-Op 504.891.0580

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