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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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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!

Eyedea Worx Sponsors The Higher Ground Music Festival in Denver

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Eyedea Worx is thrilled to announce that we are a sponsor for the upcoming Higher Ground Music Festival!

Happening in downtown Denver from Thursday August 20th to Saturday August 22th, Higher Ground features some great local Denver bands as well as headlining acts from around the country! The diverse lineup of acts can be viewed at the Higher Ground website.

Visit the Higher Ground Music Festival Facebook page for more updates including ticket giveaways and entry information, including the festival schedule.

See you there at the Higher Ground Music Festival in Denver!

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Make The Most of Your Branded Promotional Merchandise

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Promotion is important for any kind of business; whether you’ve been around for years or are just starting, getting your brand into the minds of future customers is what keeps a business thriving.

This is why it is so important to have great branded merchandise to promote your brand and make sure that people think of you first when in the market for your products.

Since the average person needs to see a brand seven times before buying, here are a few tips for making the most out of your custom branded promotional products:

Quality is Important

Promotional merchandise with your logo on it is a great way to leave an impression with a potential client, so it’s best to have something that will highlight your business’ high quality. This might take some more time and a bit more of an initial investment, but it will certainly pay off when a great-looking promotional item leads to clients that already know you are the best choice.

Stand Out and Be Flashy!

People who attend trade shows are handed countless promotional items throughout a convention, so it’s much better to take some time and think about what will stand out from the crowd. Basic items like pens, key chains, and flyers are an easy start, but what will really get some attention? Branded speakers, golf balls, and headphones are all items that will leave a huge impression on your new customers.

Offer a Diverse Swag Bag

“Swag bags” are a great way to offer a variety of different promotional giveaways to new customers. By placing 3 or 4 well-chosen items in a branded bag, you can be sure to have at least 1 item that will get a positive response and get your brand seen. Notion Worx offers over 500,000 promotional products to choose from, so there are plenty of choices to brand some great swag!

Include Contact Information with a Business Card or Download Card

When putting together a swag bag, it’s a good idea to include some contact information so that a promotional item will directly lead to your phone ringing with new business. Business cards are an inexpensive and classic way to get your contact information out there, but there are other options that might make you stand out even more. Download cards are business cards with a unique code that directs people to your website and allows them to enter the code to download whatever exclusive content you want, or card-shaped flash drives are a way to load the data directly onto it!

Make it Your Own!

Whatever kind or quantity of branded merchandise you may choose, you have the opportunity to personalize it to be exactly what you want. So let your imagination run wild and choose items that represent the ideals you want potential customers to know about you.

May Music Special! 500 Download Cards and 100 DIGIPAK CDs!

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There are many different ways that musicians can get their music out to fans these days, so it’s always a good idea to try to get a new release out on several different formats.

Online streaming like Soundcloud, Spotify, and Pandora are always great ideas, as well as stores like Itunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp. But physical media is still a great way to sell or give out new music at shows, so CDs and download cards are a must-have for bands at any level.

This month, Eyedea Worx is running a special deal for bands that want to start a diverse offering for their music to be heard.

500 download cards (with a unique code on each that directs a fan to your website to download the new music) featuring your custom artwork on a professional, card-stock card are now only $0.49 each, a savings of $0.30 each!

100 DigiPak CD packages with 4-panel artwork and a custom-printed and duplicated CD are now just $4.29 each, a savings of $0.50 each!

If this is a deal that you need for your band, give us a call at Eyedea Worx!

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