I'm sure they appreciate your efforts to show them how it should be done..
"It's a dirty job but someone has to do it. "
no, not really.
Artwork approval is something you more then likely haven't a clue about.
record labels have to use the approved graphics and artwork provided by the studio or copyright holder and that artwork has to be approved by them before you can release the project.
The artwork you used more then likely wasn't approved for this sort of release which is why it wasn't used.
It's so much easier for any bozo to use whatever they can find on the net and do what they want without running it by the studio and lawyers for approval and feel arrogant that they are so much better then "The Official Artwork".
What the fuck?! I've seen members post custom covers on this board including a whole bunch in the Star Trek TOS thread. (Which ppl complemented them on) Didn't know I was committing a felony here. Sheesh....