Sight: Branding & Musicians

Branding in music has always been around. Great logo marks for bands have been a staple for decades (AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, and even The Beatles) but as our visual culture evolves, as does the need for consistent branding in day-to-day communication from...

The Goods: ACL Recommendations

It’s just about time to pack up the blankets, sunscreen, and water bottles and head down to Zilker Park for the 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival.¬†With a little something for everyone, our Music Designers name their “must see artists” to help...

Featured Label: XL Recordings

XL is home to some names that would be more than welcome in the major label realm- Radiohead, Adele, Beck and Jack White to name a few. While the majors definitely made offers to these artists, XL stays independent and keeps a rock solid roster by keeping it simple,...

The Goods: By The Numbers

Infographics are all the rage these days. In this visual world, people want information presented in pictures, charts, and appealing color schemes. That’s exactly what FADER’s By The Numbers does… it ¬†“looks at a big record release and breaks...

The Goods: Songwriters On Process

One of the questions we often ask in our Artist Interviews is about the songwriting process. It’s a fascinating topic because each answer is different. We hear stories of songs that seem to appear fully completed and others that take years to perfect....