Should I Record an Album or EP? - Outerloop

Should I Record an Album or EP?

Should You Record an Album or EP?

Is it Better to Record an Album or EP?

The rules around whether to record an album or EP are changing – slowly.

Once upon a time, if you wanted to get any attention from industry or fans, you had to make an album. Noone bought singles. No promoter was putting you on a tour unless you were supporting a full length release.

My, have times changed.

But the question we possibly get asked more than any other at Outerloop Coaching is “should I release an album or EP?” And the number of times I have implored a student to at least CONSIDER the QUESTION is more times than I can count.

Because I feel strongly on the topic.

Unless a record label is paying the bills and demanding an album from you they can sell – record an EP.

Albums take a lot of time to record. And they’re expensive to record. Let’s be frank. Unless you have a large audience of fans already salivating, the album is going to LOSE YOU MONEY.

If you’re hoping to get signed on the power of the recordings, I can promise you it won’t be because “Track 10 just finally got their blood pumping.” No record label executive or booking agent is making a decision on your recording based on the 7th or 15th song they’ve heard from you.

So – record an EP!

EPs are a perfect way to economically release your music. And EPs collect only your BEST songs so industry folk will be enticed to want to listen to more.

I have FIVE more great reasons why I think an EP is an infinitely better choice than an album for unsigned artists. One reason I touched on in last week’s video about what a producer does. Watch the video below to find out what they are!