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Why do CD "releases" often contain only one big, long FLAC file instead of individual track files?

Because that's how the data is structured on the CD itself, and thus gives the highest fidelity reproduction of what's on the CD. The way audio data is stored on the CD is as one continuous stream of ...
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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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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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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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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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Recently many "scratch tracks" of Michael Jackson acapella posted to YouTube - any particular reason why?

The definition of 'scratch track' is correct, but the channel posting these is mis-using the term. Basically what they've posted is simply the single vocal [LVox] channel from a set of leaked ...
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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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