#1
So my band is going to go into this guy's studio and cut about 4 tracks. We're not sure if we should label it as a Demo or as an EP though? What would be smarter? We want to sell them at our shows, but we're not sure if we really want to sell something labeled as a demo, you know?
#2
maybe you should wait till you have at least 5 tracks maybe then release it as a full blown ep rather tha just a demo
#4
call it a demo and release it in december that way you can call it (band name) demo 07. That way when you play a place in 08 people will think different because the demo was like a year old.
#6
Quote by ghostmouse859
call it a demo and release it in december that way you can call it (band name) demo 07. That way when you play a place in 08 people will think different because the demo was like a year old.



Or you could release it now, and sell them all through now and 08, and people that buy them in 08 will think it's a year old, and it WILL be a year old


that was a stupid suggestion, haha


Anyway, Demo or EP isn't that important of a decision. Noone who buys it will care, and venues and promoters will only care about the music and how popular you are, not the name of your 4 song CD
#8
If they're all final songs, and you know you don't want to make any changes, EP.

If they're "work in progress" songs, that you might want to change or get a higher quality recording of in the future, or include them on a full length (although you could include songs from a previous EP on a full length, but that's a different story I guess) then you might want to label it as a demo.

If you're at all skeptical that you might want to change the songs a bit, call it a demo if you want to be correct.
#9
call it an EP, you can still sell it and send it in too venues to let them know what you sound like.
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#10
im in ur same boat right now. my band is writing 4 tracks and we are going to spend around 1,000 dollars on a 4 track recording in a studio and idk if we wanna call it a demo but im thinking calling it a demo because we are a brand new band and we could go back in there later to record a 8 track ep if people really like us.
#12
Quote by WhereArtEsteban
EP. The way I see it is: A demo is what you record like at your house and stuff. But If your going to a recording studio and paying for it call it an EP.


+1
#13
Quote by Symmetry4321
maybe you should wait till you have at least 5 tracks maybe then release it as a full blown ep rather tha just a demo


you can have 4 tracks and call it a EP, AFI's All Hallows EP has only 4 songs on it
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#14
It kinda depends on what you think of your songs. It you release it as a full-blown EP, there's a sort of finality to it, it would be weird to re-record it later if you think it's a strong song. If you only release it as a demo, it leaves the possibility of putting it on an album if you actually "get big".
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#16
just call it a CD.
people who buy it wont care.
they bought it for your music, not what its called.
just put your band name on the front, and maybe the song names on it aswell. then sell