Album Cover Zone

Read about how music covers will change your life.

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Welcome To Album Cover Zone

Hi there! We prepare album cover art for your music. Click to read more about our interesting and innovative system!

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4 minutes

Power of Singles

Releasing singles was a huge part of the strategies of major labels in the past decades, and just as much, releasing singles as an independent musician offers numerous benefits for your musical journey. It allows you to grab attention, build momentum, test the waters, maximize exposure, and connect with your audience on a deeper level.


7 minutes

Vinyl vs. CD and Analogue vs. Digital

Vinyl has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, with many people choosing to buy vinyl records instead of CDs due to the unique sound quality, nostalgia, collectability, artwork, and support of independent artists that vinyl records offer. While CDs and digital downloads still have their place in the music industry, many music fans are embracing the physicality and uniqueness of vinyl records.

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12 minutes

Digipack vs. Digipak

In the early 2000s, the digipack became the packaging of choice for many indie and alternative artists. These artists valued the digipack's DIY aesthetic and its ability to be produced in small quantities without the need for expensive equipment. This redefined the conceptuality of the album cover designs as well; as seemless designs were back in the game...

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4 minutes

All about EPK: Electronic Press Kit / Press Pack

Creating a press pack (or electronic press kit, EPK, whichever you call it) requires a solid understanding of the goals and objectives of a musician/music formation/recent release you are promoting. Here are some musts and tips on how to write a press pack for a musician.

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11 minutes

What is the Ideal Length for an Album?

Have you ever wondered why albums are with their specific lengths? Was it always like this? When do we call a group of pieces an “album”? How does one decide when an album is finished?

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8 minutes

A Guide for Healthy Collaborations

Going solo or as part of the team; it doesn’t matter whichever path you take, there is a high chance you will be collabing with a few outsiders along the way on your career. Communication skills are the key when it comes to bringing the product (your music) to the highest level possible.

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11 minutes

Tips for Album Cover Photoshoots

Having an “album cover suitable” photograph and a design that goes well with it requires a different set of tools and skills than the one might need to take, say, a selfie.

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13 minutes

Having an Album Cover With “You” On It

Most of us associate seeing the artist on the album cover design to the artist being “known” already. This comes from the fact that the idea of “recognizable” is often paired up with a photographical presentation. Yet this does not have to be the case in the first album of someone that the world doesn’t know yet. It might sound scary to start with a “you” on your first music release, but if that is the path you wish to take, remember that this was one of the most natural ways for anyone to start their journey.

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9 minutes

Path to Success - Going Solo or Working in a Team

Be that you are an aspiring musician working on releasing their first single, or an experienced recording artist, you will find yourself in moments in your life in which you must make a decision: working by yourself or teaming up with others.

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7 minutes

Seasonal Music Release Strategies

The connection between you and your target audience grows stronger at special times of the year, and sometimes in special years. Important thing is to get ready ahead of time because time runs faster near the holidays. So when releasing seasonal music, independent artists must take a few things in mind.

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9 minutes

Timeless Designs

Since the millennium, the number of stylistic differences began growing exponentially in the album design world. Because today’s independent musicians have the right to produce in all the subgenres without a boss telling “that’s the trend of five years ago, don’t do that.”

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9 minutes

Consistency in Album Design

There are bands that when we look at their new album cover designs from far away we still get to recognize the musicians without even seeing the band logo. Then there are musicians that each album cover art of theirs look like it has been done by an entirely different army of production artists. Why do they do it the way they do it?

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10 minutes

How to Connect to the Audience

People need connection. Regularity creates connection. Hours spent looking at your content by one person is more valuable than how many people you reached for one millisecond. And for this reason, it is important to have a solid release formula.

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13 minutes

Should I Put My Music on Spotify, iTunes, etc.?

We know too many musicians that have been there, asked that. Having active SoundCloud accounts, busy YouTube channels, sharing their music and musicianship positively shamelessly, sharing everything they got, while gulping with the idea of having an artist profile on Spotify, iTunes and other platforms. If you can relate yourself to them, this article is for you.

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13 minutes

What Design Can Tell

Audience need to recognize what music you are making in a millisecond. They are good at doing this because it is crucial for them. They go for the thing they can place in their orbit because although we are talking about music, we are talking about identity. And identity starts with first impression; often visual.

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10 minutes

Budgeting the Business

Budgeting (of time and of money) was, is and will always be a huge part of the music business. How can it be done though? We have to be our own business manager while being musicians as well.

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8 minutes

The Roots of Retro

Retro is here to stay. In fact, retro has been here for a long time, maybe it was there even before you were born, which leads us to the question: “What is retro after all?”

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4 minutes

Should I look similar or different?

This is a question you should ask yourself many times, when imagining your next album cover art. It will help you reach much quicker to the album cover design you really need.

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5 minutes

To Serif, or Not to Serif

Once you start catching consciously the differences between Serif and Sans-Serif you begin to notice where you can find more of one font or the other. Their details convey different messages and help the reader to perceive better the written information, be that your band name, or your album title.

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11 minutes

To be More Visual Than “Present”

Covid-19 era musicians that reached these days already showed that there is strength in creative minds that can’t be pushed aside by the pandemic. But just like in any other frontier, the musicians needed to learn and adapt to the current circumstances...

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9 minutes

Promotional Strategies and Timeline for a New Album Release

All the hard work of a musician, if not presented well on media before its actual release, can disappear as fast as it appears. Which is why timelining a promotion strategy is a crucial part of being a succesful musician.

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12 minutes

Judge an Album by its Colours

What do you look for when you're browsing through out catalogue? Have you ever allowed yourself to perceive the meanings of the colours of your favorite album art?


14 minutes

2,000 Covers Coming Right Up!

AlbumCoverZone releases more than 2,000 covers in their online catalogue, plus new other achievements.


8 minutes

Changes in Becoming Visible

What used to be a plain, text-based tag to keep information written down on the LP turned into a stylish, highly fashion-driven artform of its own in only a few decades.

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10 minutes

First Steps of Production Strategies

See how making the correct choices from the beginning can prevent a huge headache in the future steps of your music career.

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6 minutes

On History of Pop

Have you ever considered what pop music really is about? How it can be a reflection of society itself, and how it influences back the world.

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4 minutes

How to Improve the Quality of Your Home Recording Session

Let's say you want to record your music at home. Have you thought about how to get the best out of what you have? Not all answers end up in gear!

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6 minutes

How to Reach Your Target Audience

How do you make people listen to your music? How does your voice gain a stand in the world? How do you gain recognition?

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4 minutes

1000 covers and rising!

Album Cover Zone reached an important milestone! Take a look at this post to learn why is that such a big deal.

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2 minutes

On Creativity and Flow Under Stress

How do your surroundings affect your artistic work? How do you cope with changes in life such as the Covid-2019 pandemic ?

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3 minutes

Producing on a Budget

Check out some of our key ideas on how to set up your own home studio under a small budget.

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5 minutes

Creating and Maintaining a Successful Social Media Profile

Here you go: some good advice on how to keep up on social media platforms, and become/stay visible to your audience.

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7 minutes

The Rebirth of the Single

How Singles, LPs, EPs, Cassettes, CDs, have have changed our world, and how they can still be used for future artistic creation.

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5 minutes

An Independent Artist's ToDo List

Be warned - as you read this post you will possibly gain much knowledge on how to manage all those tasks that worry your mind all day long.

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7 minutes

The Right Presentation for You

Have you fully considered all options on how to present yourself and your music? Will you distribute CD's? And have you thought on the type of case?

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9 minutes

Of Masters, Masterpieces and More

Learn about the artistic vision of our designers and some of the masters that influence their work.

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7 minutes

Tips for Choosing the Right Cover

Feeling lost while searching for the right cover for your music? Check out this post to clear out your ideas!

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7 minutes

What is the real purpose of the album cover?

From a simple protective nature to become iconic symbols of music, album covers have shaped our world and minds. They are the visual ID of the musicians!

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3 minutes

On Alex Steinweiss and the Short History of Album Cover Art

Learn about the man who revolutionized the music business. The father of the album cover art, and in a way, the great-grandfather of Album Cover Zone!

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6 minutes

Getting Physical or Going Digital? The Two Sides of Music Publishing

Where should you publish your music? Releasing it on online platforms is a good idea. What about having also your music in Cassette tape, CD, or LP format?

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5 minutes