How do I make an EP?

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  • @rainchaser  Mar 23

    I was wondering do I have to be signed to a label to make an EP? And also, do EPs need full songs recorded rather than demos? Thank you!

  • @zecoop  Mar 23

    You definitely do not need to be signed to a label for an EP. EP (extended play) usually just means it has less songs that an LP (Long Play). Your albums (LP, EP, Single) can be whatever you want - Demos or fully recorded masterpieces. I love Bandcamp as a place to put my albums, if you have not looked into that. Very easy to use and gives you options to charge or give it away for free. Either way, people can stream it online. 😀

  • @rainchaser  Mar 23

    Ah thank you for your reply! I really appreciated!! Yeah I haven't done bandcamp before because I seriously thought it was only for bands to be on there! Lol I will look forward to it!! Yeah I figured demos for now since I haven't been signed to a label yet to make full recordings, not only that but I would rather do it in a studio as oppose to an appartment! Lol

  • @tcelliott  Mar 24

    What zecoop said. You can even use something like the amuse.io app to get your EP on spotify etc., for free. Or pay 29 bucks to CDBaby (with a current special going on) to get distribution as well.

  • @rainchaser  Mar 24

    Oh that's pretty cool! I might try amuse if it supports Android phones since I use an Android phone lol at least I have CD Baby to look at too as well!! Thanks a lot!!!

  • @zecoop  Mar 25

    @rainchaser - I am definitely not signed to anything, and I have tons of albums on Bandcamp. Music is just a really fun hobby for me. Good luck!! Let us know what you come up with, and let me know if you have any questions about Bandcamp. It's pretty easy to use. 😀

  • @dreamscuba  Mar 28

    Great thread....I must get round to publishing some stuff....now to find a suitable list for an EP.

  • @fuzzy  Mar 28

    That amuse site looks inviting; anyone have any experience with it?

  • @sailingmagpie  Mar 28

    @fuzzy I used amuse to release an album a while ago. Super easy to use. The stats around plays etc are pretty basic and you can't withdraw any royalties until you make $10 but it's perfect to get your stuff on all of the major platforms.

  • @fuzzy  Mar 29

    Thanx, @sailingmagpie. I'll give it a go.

  • @tcelliott  Mar 29

    For the record I bought into the yearly distrokid thingy that was on sale.. haven't used it yet. Probably won't for a while. BUT... I've got to release at least 4 albums in order to make it worth the selling price so..... here's to being productive this year.

  • @siebass Mar 30

    How to make an EP? Force it to drink a ton of water, then let nature run its course.

  • @siebass Mar 30

    I do like distrokid for ease of use and launch on all relevant platforms

  • @sennertrain Apr 25

    Spotify is key to everything right now. My advice would be to record a bunch of singles and then try and find management. Management will help with you with everything you need and they should know how to do a nice Spotify push as well. Don't worry about being signed. The more you accomplish without a label, the easier it is to get signed!

    Cheers

  • @lvgd09  3 weeks

    @zecoop Listening to your FAWM 2019 Album on Bandcamp right now. Very nice. Better late than never, eh? Nah, I must have heard some of this last year...well I hope so. I'll be a much better commenter next year as that is where the action it is at. Currently got "Lost After The Fall" and the guitars sound awesome with the tremolo and fire burning solo. Great Album! See you in Frebruary.

  • @paulhenry  2 weeks

    I agree with @sennertrain. You can do full on albums at home, friends' homes, etc. Getting signed is not what it used to be. In fact, getting signed was NEVER what it used to be. Think of it as your own small business, you own little cottage industry, and see where it goes.

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