As a musician is it better to release only singles, or are EPs and albums still important as well? Now you don't have to choose.
If you’ve previously released an EP or an album, and want to release it as a single. Or vice versa, you have released a single and now want to include it in your EP or album, we can certainly do this but to match the streams and tell the stores’ systems that this is the same track, there are some rules to follow.
To re-release a track as a single, or part of an EP or album, you must:
- Upload the track as a new track in your release and make sure to request a new ISRC code (you don’t need to do anything for this, just don’t enter your old ISRC when setting up this new release)
- Use the same audio file as you did for the original release
- Use exactly the same track information, making sure the title is spelt the same and uses the same grammar
- Any other artists, e.g., featuring artists, must be credited in exactly the same way as the original release
- The track version must match the original release – do not add ‘album version’ or ‘remastered’ if the track is the same as the original release
If you do all the above then it’s really likely that your plays will be matched, so that if your single release has 10,000 streams, then that track you’ve included in your EP will also display as having 10,000 streams. As this is done by the stores’ systems, we can’t 100% guarantee this, but we find it works in most cases!