We have so much going on right now! I’ll try to sum it up as succinctly as I can!
1. We’ve just received our 100,000 Subscribers Silver Creator Award!
2. We’ve released a new course called Mixing Classic Rock For Charity which you can check out here (It features a ton of rock legends!)
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Let’s get your Frequently Asked Questions!
This is a great question:
In today’s digital download and streaming age, when should an artist release a single vs. an EP vs. a full album?
The first question I have for you is “who are you?”
I think if you’re Pop / EDM you should be releasing singles only. I would recommended doing videos for every single, they don’t have to be expensive videos, but they will help you create more of an impact with fans and potential fans.
Can you go the single route with more of a Classic Rock/Singer/Songwriter sound?
Of course you can, however for a lot of us when we’re discovering new bands and hear a sound we like, we want to dive deeper immediately. You’re not competing in a pop world where you’re going up against acts like Rhianna and Justin Bieber so I think an Album or EP release strategy makes more sense in this case.
Pop artists can have a single with one message and then follow that up with something completely different. They’re hitting it out of the park with each song.
A band on the other hand, let’s say from a small town in Wisconsin, may have something to say about growing up in the midwest. For me, bands have a really strong identity. for example everybody knows the Beatles are from Liverpool!
You can have 2 – 4 singles on an album – it’s all about the song. Work towards having incredible songs. It’s always about the song.
None of what I’m saying are absolutes, you can do any version of these! At the end of the day it’s all about the song!
During this episode of FAQ Friday I answer the following questions:
• In today’s digital download and streaming age, when should an artist release a single vs. an EP vs. a full album?
• What is the main difference for you in mixing at home and traditional studios?
• What do you do when you need to hand a mix off to someone else who’s using a different DAW?
• When summing OTB, how hot do you print final mix back to the DAW before sending off to mastering?
• Is it possible to get a “professional” vocal recording out of a shure sm7b in an untreated room?