How To… Make your own DIY physical releases

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Ever wanted to make your own CDs, tapes, and merchandise that holds your music? Get that EP, single, or album released on a physical product for the world to find and fall in love with!

Check out these music packaging ideas you can make yourself right now, and find templates below to get you started.

The tutors from Tolbooth songwriting and band workshops Pump Up The Jam present a series of ‘How To…’ videos, to help you try out those things in music you’ve maybe been interested in but didn’t know where to start.


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Cassette J-card insert template - FRONT
Cassette J-card insert template - BACK
Guide - Cassette J-card inster template
A4 CD COVER TEMPLATE 1
A4 CD COVER TEMPLATE 2
Guide - A4 CD Cover template

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