Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Introducing TAD!

No doubt, a very large percentage of F & L's followers are in bands. With that in mind, I wanted to spread the word about a new app that may interest those of you who release music via iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, SoundCloud, etc. It's called TAD (Thumbnail Art Design), and essentially it allows you to create professional-looking cover art for your digital releases. What a great idea for an app! Using an iPhone or iPad, you can choose a classic album cover design template or build your own from scratch. Then you can select a photo from your phone or pick one from the TAD library. Via the app, you add a logo & text, choose your frames and filters, and complete your cover art within minutes. It's that easy!

The creator and co-founder of TAD is Lee Jones - singer/guitarist for the wonderful (and, sadly, now broken up) Solicitors. He came up with the idea when he was preparing one of his band's songs for a digital release. Unable to find an app that would allow him to create cover art quickly and easily, he ended up with a less than desirable thumbnail! So he went about creating TAD. He partnered with music industry veterans Ian Clifford and Paul Coleman, and now the app has launched! From now until December 14th, you can download it for free. Thereafter, it will be priced at $1.99. For more information, check out TAD's web site or Facebook page. And for your listening pleasure, I've embedded the final Solicitors' single below! Don't worry: it's not a Don Henley cover.




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