Album art that rocks as hard as you do

Your album cover a visual symphony that tells your story with incredible illustrations, gorgeous photography and stunning design. Our artists are masters of the latest design trends, and they’ll design a professional album cover for your music or podcast that you can print or post online.
 
Get all this with your album cover art:

Multiple designers (who find you)

Our entire global design community will have access to your contest and will send you all sorts of creative design ideas, unique to your album.
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Ready-to-go files and total freedom

Your new album cover comes with production-ready files that you can hand off to a printer. Plus, the copyright’s all yours.
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Satisfaction, guaranteed

We’ve got your back every step of the way. Don’t like your final album art options? You get 100% of your money back. It’s that simple.
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How an album cover art contest works

Create a design brief.

1. Tell us what you want

Our interactive creative brief makes it simple to describe your design challenge and set your budget.

Pick your winning design.

2. Get dozens of album covers

Our global community of professional album artists present their ideas. You provide feedback.

Get dozens of designs.

3. Pick your favorite

Seven days later, choose your winning album cover. It's like picking your favorite child.

Classical to classic rock: we’ve got art for you

US$199 USD
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This project is for a 3000x3000px podcast cover. We will be using this as her podcast art for iTunes etc....
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I am a singer and songwriter. My target audience is music lovers who are likely philosophical, hopeless romantics, and i
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I'm looking for cover art for my podcast which is bringing ancient wisdom from the Yoga tradition to the modern audience
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Podcast offering knowledge and support to parents on the subjects of pregnancy, postpartum and parenting.
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This will be a personal finance podcast. My company provides financial planning and investment management to working pro
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no organization - i am releasing a single and need cover art. The title of the song is "First Time"....artist name is "
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This is a cover for a podcast radio station by Mark Evans DM Called 'The DM Project' Here's his website... https://v15
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Professional album covers, no matter your budget

Got the hottest new indie band? We’ve got you covered. Or the latest and greatest podcast? We do that, too. Whatever you need, we’ve got fast, beautiful album art from the pros.

Bronze
CHF209
Silver
CHF309
Gold
CHF619
Platinum
CHF999
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Design concepts (approx.)
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100% money-back guarantee
100% money-back guarantee
Full copyright ownership
Full copyright ownership
Mid & Top Level designers only
Mid & Top Level designers only
Top Level designers only
Top Level designers only
Dedicated manager
Dedicated manager
Prioritized support
Prioritized support

Your burning album cover art FAQs, answered.

Everything you need to move to production. Your album cover art will be uploaded in the correct formats based on your stated needs. Typically this means a production-ready Adobe Illustrator file, Adobe Photoshop file, PDF file or EPS file.
 
Plus, you’ll get the full legal copyright, so the design will be all yours.
Lots of ideas! If you’re looking for inspiration, explore 99designs for fantastic examples of album art created by our design community.

Bring as many specifics as you can, too. Include music genre, band or podcast details, lyrics, song or episode samples, dimensions, designs you like, printing requirements and any other specifications that would affect your design.

The more you give the designers, the better they can design album covers for you.
Yes. If you have any specific images (like a logo or a band photo) that need to be included with your album art, please submit them to designers with your brief.

Unless you request otherwise, your designer may also use stock images (purchased from a third party) in your design. If a designer uses stock art in a design, they’ll tell you which images they are and use watermarked versions of them in their entries. Once you choose the winning design, you’ll need to purchase the stock art and provide it to the winning designer so they can complete the design.
Your custom album cover contest includes one winning album cover. If, for example, you need a second cover or an additional size for a CD or vinyl cover, you have a few options: you can award multiple winners, run a second contest or you can start a 1-to-1 Project with your winning designer to create the additional assets.
Absolutely (and we love it when that happens)! When your album art contest has finished, you can start a 1-to-1 project with your winning designer.
On 99designs, designers agree to upload only original artwork, so each designer owns the rights to their design submissions until you choose your contest’s winner. During the design handover stage, the designer agrees to transfer the rights, and you become the owner of the copyright of that album cover.
We guarantee that you’ll get great album cover art at any pricing level, but our higher-priced packages give you more design options and better support.

Here’s how it works: When you pay more, the prize for the winning designer is bigger, too. More experienced designers participate in your contest, so you get more high-quality designs to choose from. More options means additional time that's needed to review your designs. That’s why our Gold and Platinum packages offer dedicated managers to help streamline that process by writing creative briefs and giving your designers feedback.

When selecting your album art contest package, think about how much time you’ll have and what experience you have writing briefs and working with designers. If you're still unsure, contact us for a design consultation.
Choose “Make your contest private” from the Contest options section before you launch your album cover art contest. This will prohibit designers from using their designs elsewhere, and your contest will be unsearchable on the web.

This will automatically attach a standard NDA template to your contest. If you prefer, you can also upload your own NDA.
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee within 60 days of payment on all Album Cover Art Contests, except those with a guaranteed prize and those that have entered the Final Round. You can also call us anytime to help you rewrite your brief, reopen your project to ensure you get a good result and help you pick a winning design. Remember, if we refund your contest, you aren’t legally entitled to use any of the designs submitted to your contest.

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