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SINGLES VS ALBUMS – THE MAKING! Part 2

Before this era, those of us that grew up in the ’90s and early 2000s, we experienced music differently. Artists were more rugged and when they released albums, you had no choice but to listen to every single track in your walkman, then fast forward, repeat and rewind to your favorites.

Artists worked hard for their music back then because nobody will buy a CD with only a single in it or two songs, no matter how good it was, everyone just had to buy a CD and listen to all the songs because of the way the walkman was designed.

Then the internet came and iPods changed everything and now, technology, music streaming devices, and YouTube have revolutionalized listening.

Today, the quickest way to be seen is on the charts, once you’ve made the charts then “you have arrived.”Album can come much later. Ask Davido, he knows this and he has been using this style to stay ontop the music scene.

He dropped IF and FIA in 2017, and with a strong social media he was the reigning king, prior to that, he last release was “Son of Mercy” in 2016, today he has demystified the puzzle. Assurance, one single meant for his girlfriend is on everyone’s soundtrack, Davido realized love sells and after IF and FIA, he learned and now he has used this strategy to garner and gather the fame and fortune that comes with understanding what works and what works best for you.

Some artists still believe in the old way of doing things, Falz the bad guy, Simi, etc, they still do the groundwork and churn out albums but a large majority of artists just want to hammer big with one single. This strategy might be perceived as making artists lazy, but again that’s the trend of the market and society, nobody wants to hear an entire album except you are popular and already known, else people just wanna listen to good songs and singles, provides just that.

With the right music, producer, social media marketing and platform, you can still get people to listen to your album, but first you need to carve your own niche and gain their trust with good music.

Singles or Albums…What’s your take?

Quality over quantity, and to gain the right traction, you need to work for it, it’s not magic and you won’t get a miracle you didn’t work for.

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By Kingdavid
SINGLES VS ALBUMS – THE MAKING – Part 1

To advance further and faster in the music industry and make your music a long-lasting Money Making Machine, then read this:

In today’s music industry, releasing a song and getting the right reception for it, isn’t as easy as A, B, and C. It’s more complicated. The battle between singles vs albums isn’t getting colder and the market for singles is still leading and might continue to do so, for obvious reasons.

Singles vs Albums has been a heated debate for years in the music industry, so to be ahead, you need to know how to market and distribute your single successfully while considering the pros of releasing an album.

Almost every music streaming platforms are more interested in singles. Radio stations for one, Boomplay, Spotify, Apple Music, etc. The list goes on. This era, knowing what your fans want on one hand, and what your music needs on the other is the line between being an upcoming and becoming a star!

Few other platforms welcome all kinds of music. CeFlix Tunes, the leading gospel music platform in Nigeria, takes on all kinds of gospel music, whether it’s a single or an album. They’ve got you covered as an artist.

When it comes to music, momentum is everything. Releasing singles gives you that momentum you need to blow!

Pushing up one song is easier and effective than pushing an album, but don’t think for one second that it’s that simple. Both options have their pros and cons.

Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Drake are known to release singles first and build anticipation with this move, then finally release their albums. By this time, they have set-up a rolling hype curve that puts their albums on a fiery snowball.

You need to understand the marketing style of music. Most artists make the grave mistake of releasing a single then months later releasing the video…the hype for the song has already grown cold so the video is just a waste of your resources. Music videos are important when pushing a single, and the next thing to go on for is an aggressive follow up on social media and shows/events.

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By Kingdavid
What Is an EP?

If you are in the music industry or a huge fan of music, you must have come across the term “EP.” An ‘EP’ is simply “Extended Play,” and it is a record that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album.

An ‘EP’ is a compilation of songs by an artist, created for promotional use and lies somewhere between a single and an album, this is because, a single is just one track while an album contains about 10 to 12 songs or more, also new projects that haven’t been released yet by the artist.

‘EPs’ are usually one to three, minimum or four to six, maximum and are generally made using original tracks that the artist hasn’t released.

Most artists prefer ‘EPs’ because it is usually the solution for those who can’t afford the studio time necessary to record a full-length album. Singles, on the other hand, aren’t enough to keep the artist alive for long in the hearts of their fans but an ‘EP,’ is the quickest way to grow a fan base and experiment with a new music style.

As a promotional tool, ‘Eps’ are ideal to sell yourself and brand and requires little or less than you would have invested for a full-length album. If you are ready to release your ‘EP’ simply follow these steps;

  • Choose the Right number of required Tracks
  • Choose your unique style
  • Structure and focus your EP Record
  • Create quality record

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By Kingdavid