EP’s, LP’s, Albums and Mixtapes
Posted: 8 October 2019
What’s what and what should you be making?
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You’ve heard the terms being thrown around but what’s the difference? There is often some confusion surrounding the definitions so we’re here to clear that up and let you know which one you should be aiming to release next.
EP stands for ‘Extended Play,’ meaning that an EP is longer than a single but shorter than an album. They typically feature between 2-5 songs and are under 30 minutes in length. It is not uncommon for EP’s to be released as prequels for upcoming albums, building awareness and excitement around the bigger project that is soon to come, making them excellent marketing tools. EP’s are often created to showcase a new band who don’t want to go all out just yet with a full album such as Kings of Leon, whose first signed work was their EP ‘Holy Roller Novocaine.’