Archive for the Thoughts category

The Glorious Ache by Sills and Smith

Posted on August 19, 2013 by

Had the opportunity to replicate The Glorious Ache by Sills and Smith recently – the third full length release by the Ottawa area group. You can pick up Glorious Ache as well as their previous records here on CD Baby. You can pick up the record on iTunes here. Sills & Smith is an independent, […]

Finalizing A Master Disc

Posted on August 18, 2013 by

CD and DVD duplication and replication is a process that creates in most cases (if done properly) an exact bit to bit copy of the source that’s been submitted – the source sometimes being a “master disc” of content. I like these because we perform a verification that the copies we’re producing are exact bit-to-bit […]

CD Manufacturing in Toronto

Posted on November 28, 2010 by

If you’re looking for CD manufacturing, DVD replication, or CD duplication in the Toronto area, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve had a few of our Toronto based clients ask some questions related to print work included in many audio CD projects and data CD projects. The decision on CD packaging or DVD packaging […]

Custom Flash Memory Drives Canada

Posted on November 3, 2009 by

If you’ve Googled “Custom USB Thumbdrives U.S.A.”, “Customized USB Flash Drives with Logos Canada”, or “Printed USB Flash Drives Canada”, then you’ve come to the right place. Standard Media Services is one of the leading USB flash drive sources in North America, and we take great pride in assisting our customers with making informed decisions […]

CD Duplication Canada – Adding CD Text to Your Audio Master

Posted on October 7, 2009 by

If you’ve Googled “Adding CD text to your audio master”, “CD duplication services Canada”, or “Short Run Audio Duplication”, we’re glad you found us. We specialize in short run Audio CD duplication with eco wallets, printed jackets, digipaks, and jewel cases. Request a Quote or contact us directly for an estimate at info AT standardmedia […]

The DIY Music Career

Posted on August 7, 2008 by

I wanted to talk about something that I am passionate about. Music. This is the beauty of Myspace, Facebook, and every other social media element that exists within the web. It’s meant to share information, expose at a high level, and get conversations going. Independent musicians and artists are increasingly finding themselves better positioned and […]

CD Baby & Film Baby

Posted on July 28, 2008 by

As a musician, I’ll tell you, there’s not many things out there that will help you as much as CD baby. CEO Derek Sivers founded the company in 1997 in New York City, and hasn’t looked back since. This is the real deal. If you don’t know what CD baby is, then let me bring […]

Customer Service

Posted on July 21, 2008 by

Every company is a customer service organization. It’s as simple as that. A testament to a good one is how seriously they take that. I’ll give you an interesting example of what I’m talking about. I recently went into my local convenience store, where for the last 3 years, I have been greeted with a […]

Software As A Service

Posted on July 18, 2008 by

In one of our initial posts, I was talking about meeting the guys from Freshbooks, a trusty online based app that we use at Standard Media Services, for our invoicing and estimating. It’s great, and you should check it out. Well, this week, I was introduced to another great idea on the web. Customizable online […]

Ana Miura

Posted on July 12, 2008 by

We had the pleasure recently of doing a small run of CDs for local Ottawa artist Ana Miura, who I’m of the firm opinion is one of the best undiscovered musicians in Canada currently.  I worked in the music industry for about four years with a small independent label that I founded back in 1999, […]