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ISO Files and How To Provide Us Your Video Master

We recently posted about how to provide us with your audio master for duplication and replication projects. We work with many different bands and musicians to provide high-quality CD duplication and replication, for which we prefer a master in the form of a DDP file or a physical audio CD.

Eyedea Worx and Notion Worx also handles many different film projects, from features and documentaries to corporate training videos and instructional DVDs. For video projects, our requirements for a client-provided master are much the same as with audio; we prefer an .ISO file or a physical DVD master copy.

Much like with a DDP, an ISO file is a single file that’s an exact representation of an entire video file. The contents of a disc can be precisely duplicated in a single ISO file, which means that we can then duplicate the exact contents of the video project without needing any additional instructions.

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An ISO file is the only file that essentially acts like a physical DVD, with all of the data intact. This is why we like to either receive an ISO or a physical DVD, as both are great for re-creating an exact video sequence. ISO files can be sent via a program like Wetransfer or Dropbox and can reach us from anywhere in the world, saving shipping time and cost.

If you have separate video files (like MP4, Apple Pro-Res, or any other video format), we here at Eyedea Worx can most likely edit the clips together and author a new DVD master, but this will require some additional time and cost. Cost for video editing and authoring will depend on the length of the video and particular requirements for the DVD menu, as well as total time is takes to complete all requests. We also will need exact instructions for editing and sequencing and will create a test disc for approval before moving forward with any duplication or replication; this extra time is often not possible if a job needs to be turned around quickly.

So when considering Eyedea Worx for your DVD duplication and replication, keep in mind that the best master you can provide to ensure accurate reproduction is either a physical DVD or a ISO file. 

FREE Digital Distribution on ALL Orders Over $497!

Eyedea Worx is happy to work with so many different musicians and artists to help make their work a tangible reality. In addition to CD and DVD packages, USB flash drives, and branded merchandise, we are also happy to offer packages like the “MERCH TABLE” special and as many breaks as we can on the many other necessary items that musicians need to promote their new music

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In addition to FREE digital distribution with the MERCH TABLE special, we also like to remind our clients that we provide digital distribution FREE with ANY order placed over $497!

ANY order of custom branded merchandise, USB flash drives, download cards, or CD/DVD packages that is over $497 total is entitled to a code that will provide FREE digital distribution through CD Baby to just about every major online music retailer.

So for bands and musicians that want to stock up on a few different things to offer fans, Eyedea Worx will not only help to produce custom branded merchandise in time for a CD release party, but will also help to get your music on the internet for FREE, as well!

Just contact us for more information on these special deals from Eyedea Worx and Notion Worx!

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Live Music Video and Live Music Streaming from Eyedea Worx

We here at Eyedea Worx love live music and are happy to work with so many talented musicians.

We sponsor as many music festivals and events as we can, and had a great time at last weekend’s Higher Ground Music Festival in Denver. Over two days we got to see many great live sets from bands around the country, and took TONS of video for you to enjoy! You can find the full playlist from the 2015 Higher Ground Music Festival below:

We took video for new bands we had never seen before and were happy to meet like Calliope Musicals and Me Like Bees but also local bands we’ve worked with in the past like High Five, Red Stinger, and King Cardinal.

Eyedea Worx is also a title sponsor for Mountain Size Presents, Live at Evergroove. A monthly live show from Evergroove Studio in Evergreen, CO, the broadcast streams LIVE as the action happens and has welcomed local Denver acts and national (and international) touring bands alike.

Last night, Evergroove welcomed Texas rock band Jack Kerowax for a live streaming show, and you re-watch the live stream at Youtube here:

Stay tuned on our Eyedea Worx and Notion Worx Facebook page as well as our official websites for more information about upcoming music events and more from Eyedea Worx!

Higher Ground Music Festival THIS WEEKEND!

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The Higher Ground Music Festival is THIS WEEKEND and we’re happy to be a sponsor!

Come see us around Casselman’s  in downtown Denver on Friday night and all day Saturday while enjoying a wide variety of musical styles across multiple stages!

The full lineup and schedule can be found at the Higher Ground Music Festival website here.

 

Digital Distribution with Eyedea Worx

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There are many ways that musicians can get their music out to current and future fans, but one of the best ways to reach a large group of listeners is online. There are many different online music streaming sites and music retailers, so it’s best to choose a service that can offer distribution on as many as possible.

Eyedea Worx and Notion Worx are thrilled to be able to offer online music digital distribution to our clients in a variety of ways that fit each individual musician’s project. Before a big CD release party to promote a new music project release, give us a call to find out more about all of the options available for digital distribution with Eyedea Worx.

Eyedea Worx strives to provide our customers with the best service possible, by answering all of your questions and making sure that you choose the best option for your individual project. For digital distribution, your music will be live on Itunes, Spotify, and all other stores within just a few days. Whenever a new platform is added, your release will be added at no additional cost. You will also get weekly trending reports from Itunes and be able to track every sale and stream from your account, so you can know how marketing efforts are going in certain areas and where your fans really are around the world.

There are several ways that Eyedea Worx can work with you to get your music online, either as an a la carte service or as a part of a larger package.

The Combo: Digital distribution is FREE for any order placed over $497. Whether you order CDs, download cards, t-shirts, or any other kind of merchandise from Eyedea Worx and Notion Worx, as long as your total is over $497, we provide this service to you for FREE!

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The Merch Table: This special package deal is perfect for any musician who wants to stock up on various kinds of merchandise to promote a new release in one shot and for one, low price. You get 100 two-panel CDs, 100 download cards, and 500 stickers with digital distribution INCLUDED for just $497 total (plus state sales tax and shipping)!

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A la carte: Digital distribution without any other services is just $49!

The MERCH Table: Special Musician Package

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Eyedea Worx is proud to announce a new package deal for musicians that will allow you to stock up your entire merchandise table in just one shot! THE MERCH TABLE special is a way to promote a new release at your CD release party and beyond by offering all the basic merchandise items in one, low price.

With so many different media options available to fans today, we’ve thought about the most common options that fans want after a show and what will allow bands to get their music and logo out to as many people as possible. That’s why we’ve created a package that contains BOTH download cards AND 2-panel CDs, so that fans can have their pick of how to get your latest music release.

Also included are 500 full-color stickers to sell or give out to put your name out there! Stickers are some of the best advertising because they are long-lasting way to get your logo seen.

For bands that want to promote a new release, Eyedea Worx and Notion Worx has also included FREE digital distribution on all major retail platforms including Itunes, Spotify, Rhapsody, and more. With so much music being found and bought online today, it’s important to have it on as many online stores as possible.

Give us a call to find out more about this package deal or place and order and get your merch table stocked up in one place!

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How To Have A Successful CD Release Party

You’ve worked long and hard on your music project and now it’s time for you to unveil your masterpiece to the world!
 
But before you start you thinking of selling your CDs and planning a CD release party at the newest hot spot in the city, be sure that you have a successful CD release party plan in place. Here are six tips to ensure that your new music release party is successful:
 
1. Have copyrights to your songs. You’re planning on sharing your work so protect it. Submit your song(s) for copyrights at: http://www.copyright.gov. You have the option of submitting your material online or mailing it in.
 
2. Set the date in advance. Don’t make the mistake of setting the release date up before you physically have your CDs in hand.
 
3. Have launch and post-release strategy. This will make or break the success of your release party and also your music project as a whole. Bring the hype and build anticipation well in advance via social networking sites, your website, mail/email lists and the press.
 
4. Invite the media, reviewers and bloggers. This should be done at least two months prior to the release as most journalists plan out their editorial calendars far in advance.
 
5. Make purchasing your music easy and submit it online. Sign up with an online music service such as iTunes, Amazon or Reverb Nation. Providing party guests with download cards for a free song is a great way to get them to your site.
 
6. Don’t sell your CDs at the release party, give them away. The reason you invite people to a CD release party is to share your music with them so that they will share your music with others by word of mouth, social networking and by traditional media outlets.
 
By: Carolee Rojas