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Old 05-25-2013, 06:15 PM   #1
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Making an EP

Talked to the local studio, they cut me a great deal on an EP! Working on the 5-6 songs that's gonna be on there.

However, I see EPs more as attention gatherers than actual mini-albums. Would it be reasonable to add all those songs to a full album after I manage to write future songs/garner some attention? Or should I keep EPs and Albums as separate ordeals altogether?
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:37 PM   #2
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If the album and EP have 5-6 songs in common, I can't see why people would buy the album if they already have the EP. I think 2 or 3 songs in common isn't too much of an issue, but 5 or 6 is a lot. For the album, you could record a different version of some of the songs on the EP, or maybe include a live version to make it different? Or you could just release a second EP.
Or, if you just recorded a few more songs you could make your EP an album.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:54 PM   #3
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Making an EP, if it's radio quality, is a pretty expensive "attention getter".

An EP should:

- Have songs that are ready to be played on the radio
- Be something to sell at shows to get more music out"

If it's just an "attention getter" and not the above, you're doing something wrong.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:14 PM   #4
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Honestly this is my first view into band marketing haha, but I'm kinda seeing how releasing an album that's half already known could be a bad investment. Guess I'll stick with the EP and make a completely different album when the time comes. Thanks!
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:23 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by AlanHB
Making an EP, if it's radio quality, is a pretty expensive "attention getter".

An EP should:

- Have songs that are ready to be played on the radio
- Be something to sell at shows to get more music out"

If it's just an "attention getter" and not the above, you're doing something wrong.


I agree with this, EPs need to be high quality, what I always remember is that I know several bands who've recorded albums, however, the only band I know that's got signed and actually are getting somewhere have only recorded an EP, which they've done three music videos for.
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