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What is the difference between a LP and an EP?

EP refers to Extended play. It is something between a single and a full CD (or LP); a little too short to be a full CD and a little too long to be a single.It usually has 3-5 tracks . LP refers Long ...
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Why do artists not release backing tracks, instrumentals, and acapellas in their singles?

I like the way you think. It makes perfect sense on the surface. But the music industry and legalities surrounding it are complex. There are a few reasons why this practice has not become common in ...
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What is the difference between a LP and an EP?

Size-wise (vinyl) : a typical LP would be 12" diameter, a single 7" and an EP 8-10" (measurements from my own collection). But over time, there have been variations in the sizes of LPs and EPs as ...
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Was "All for you" by Imagine Dragons ever released?

The song "All For You" was a surprise inclusion over the opening scenes of Transformers 4. It was scheduled to be released on CD as part of the soundtrack, but the entire soundtrack got scrapped over ...
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How can Ed Sheeran's Thinking Out Loud be nominated for 2016 Grammys?

Eligibility requirements for the US Grammys 2016 were… What are the eligibility requirements? For the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards, albums must be released between Oct. 1, 2014 and Sept. 30, ...
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If a song was released in 2014 as a single, and released the following year (2015) on an album, what's the true release date of the song?

My opinion is a song's true release date is the date it was published, not the date of it being played live on album or introduced as a single live. The true date is the date when it appears on CD or ...
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What is the difference between a LP and an EP?

EP's are either shorter than twenty-five minutes or less than four songs (not counting alternative versions of featured songs, if present).
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Search by full release date, not just year

Rate Your Music has a great feature where you can generate lists of albums based on whatever you want - by label, genre, rating, etc. And a pretty cool tool for custom charts: http://rateyourmusic....
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When is the SAMA 21 CD coming out?

I contacted a music store chain in South Africa, and they said: We cannot confirm that there will be one this year as there was no word on the CD from the supplier.
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Rap, R&B, Rock, and Pop (mixed together in a song)

The fusion of rap and rock is called, pretty predictably, "rap-rock." Some of the better known artists who work primarily in that style are Rage Against the Machine, Limp Bizkit and Kid Rock. The ...
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Does it follow industry practice to use the term "mix" to refer to a different version of a song?

The concept of a mix comes from the days of dub and disco when songs would be edited using mixing boards and tape to change the pace (especially in dub) or to change the length and ideal for mixing (...
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If a song was released in 2014 as a single, and released the following year (2015) on an album, what's the true release date of the song?

If a song is released as a single, that is its release date. Subsequent inclusion on an album does not change that date. For example, Blur released She's So High as a single in 1990; it was then ...
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Why do artists not release backing tracks, instrumentals, and acapellas in their singles?

Actually, in jamaican reggae music, they do release the instrumental! Tradition, in jamaican reggae music, is mainly backing bands (e.g. Roots Radics, Sly & Robbie, The Skatalites, The ...
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What is the actual album name of Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience (deluxe) album?

The Wikipedia article about the 2013 album 'The 20/20 Experience' has "The 20/20 Experience" as the actual title. From the same source, the Deluxe edition and the Chinese and Japanese ...
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What was the exact date when the "Bailando" song by "Paradisio" was first released/played?

It was released on the 19th of either May or August, in 1996. The Wikipedia article for their self titled album Paradisio shows conflicting information. The section titled "Singles" claims ...
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When was La Fiesta (Chick Corea) first composed or otherwise released?

Chick Corea had played in Miles Davis's band on his albums "In a Silent Way" (1969) and "Bitches Brew" (1970) and after recording an avant-garde jazz album with a band called "...
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Looking for original version of 'Grocer Jack' online

Maybe I didn't understand your question, but the first result on youtube gave me this : Keith West - Excerpt from a Teenage Opera (1967) Children start singing at 1:43. According to Wikipedia: ...
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Sam Sparro - Black and Gold

Here's a link to the video on Vimeo! I went to the website of the original video's director, Mariah Garnett, and it's listed under her music videos. It's the third one from the top.
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Mysterious artist: LaptopPlugins

Laptop plugins has a Twitter account (Denzel Freeman), also discog at Evolving Records Wikipedia article on Chief Keef states he also goes by "Sosa", although the music credits don't seem to cross-...
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Why do artists not release backing tracks, instrumentals, and acapellas in their singles?

I'm an intermediate level(aspiring pro) songwriter. I've just released an album of some of my work, which will soon appear online. On that album I decided to include an instrumental version of the ...
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Why do artists not release backing tracks, instrumentals, and acapellas in their singles?

Some singles are released with acapellas and/or instrumentals. But that is basically an open invitation for anyone to easily produce unauthorized derivative works. These, in turn, are unlikely to ...
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