Album Art

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See also: Art | Music | Graphic

The art and design of the packaging of physical copies of music media such as records and CDs. Album art often features custom photography or graphics that in some way ties in to the music contained on the album.

One argument for file sharing is that even though people can get free music online, they will still buy a physical copy of the music in order to get the "added value" of the album art. That said, as home printers increase in quality and people share complete, high-quality scans of album art, this information is also rapidly becoming more easily and freely available online than in stores.

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