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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 Play; it is a vinyl record. Per Wikipedia: The LP (Long Play), or 33 1⁄3 rpm microgroove vinyl record, is a format for phonograph (gramophone) records, an ...


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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 the music industry. First, many artists for one reason or another, do not wish to allow their music to be licensed or reproduced in a karaoke version. I ...


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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, 2015. Recordings must be commercially released in general distribution in the United States, i.e. sales by label to a branch or recognized independent distributor,...


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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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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 the various wikipedia articles will tell you, so "typical" is an era-dependent term here. Punk-era EPs often went in for experimental shapes and colours, and ...


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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 licensing rights. As of right now, the only way to obtain it is to rip the audio yourself from the DVD/Blu-Ray. It's not commercially available in any format....


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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 Aggrovators...) recording riddims in studios. Lead singer artist then comes and records his song on that backing track. Riddim article on Wikipedia says : A given ...


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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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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.com/customchart - where you can list releases from each decade. AllMusic has an even more advanced tool where you find album releases per year. The only problem ...


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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 fusion of hip-hop and R&B represents a large percentage of contemporary black American music (see my answer to this question), so much so that it doesn't make ...


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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 (especially in disco). The concept of a remix is to take the original tape and add or strip elements to the song to match the preference of the remixer. ...


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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: Excerpt from A Teenage Opera (also known as Grocer Jack) is a 1967 single by Keith West, produced by Mark Wirtz. Alternative links: Youtube, Dailymotion1, ...


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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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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 last song. It was my decision, because I own all publishing. If I had an agreement/contract with a publishing company, I would need to consult with them, since I ...


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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 result in any direct additional income to the original artists/producers or label, and might even compete with them, so there is generally very little incentive ...


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In addition to Spotify as indicated by Elton, I know of two possible ways: subscribing (i.e. "liking") the facebook pages of the artists of your preference. looking for the specific web sites of the artist and see if they have a specific mail list or news subscribing service.


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You can follow your favourite artists on Spotify. Even on free version you have this feature.


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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-refer to the music you mention.But Boots, from his wikipedia entry seems to do a lot of collaborations, and not all are in the spotlight. Parkwood ...


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An [EP] I always thought was a compilation of songs or variation of the songs similar to the (LP) it is trying to promote. For example: Iron Maiden's Album/LP - The Number of the Beast released in 1982. In 1990 an [EP] is released called →Run To The Hills - The Number of the Beast← If sales of [EP] meet a certain amount it shows people are still interested ...


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