Our CD Cover Is our Most Important Advertisement

Published October 15, 2012 by moniquefearon

Research taken from music biz academy:  http://www.musicbizacademy.com/knab/articles/cdcover.htm

This research will impact our final product (digipak) as it has helped me to understand what is needed in a digipak. Knowing what is needed will help me design/ create my digipak. 

Our CD Cover checklist:

Front Cover

“Is the name of the artist clearly visible?
Is the name written with a unique logo design?
Is the name of the artist in the top third of the cover?
Is the title of the release distinguishable from the artist’s name?
Is the genre of music hinted at by the cover art?”


Back Cover
“What specific type of information is included on the back cover?
( Label name, catalog number, barcode, song titles/ times, contact info, (website URL,email address, MySpace address and same for any social networking sites), production credits, Producer’s name, more?)
Are the graphic images and text and colors used clear and readable?”

Label On Disc
“Is the artist’s name (logo) present and clearly visible?
What specific information is on the disc itself?
(Many artists leave the disc blank for ‘artistic’ reasons, do you wish to make such a statement, or are there more important considerations that you think should be addressed?)”

Booklet/Tray Card
“Describe the type of booklet used in your packaging.
What specific images, and text information is included?
( More credits, thank you’s, lyrics, pictures, etc.)
Is the artwork and design consistent with the rest of the artwork and design of the front and back covers?”

“What specific information is on the spine of the CD?
( Label name/logo, catalog number, artist na
me, release name?)”


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