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aloof
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:09 am 
 

if a band is offering "1/3/5/8 tracks" for free, to anyone who gives them their email, is that a release that can be added on the archives? it's somewhere between a promo and a "supporters only" release...

sorries if it's been asked before :/
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Derigin
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:10 pm 
 

Depends on two factors. First, if the mailing list is open to anyone who wants to join (in other words, the public). It can't just be a private mailing list whose participants are personally selected by the band or its agent, otherwise the release would be a private release. Second, the release has to be an actual album release, not just random tracks given out as previews/teasers. The track list of that release must be fixed.
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aloof
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:19 pm 
 

well, the mailing list is open to everyone, but it's never an album. usually either "half the songs off our new album", or a compilation of songs. they're intended to give prospective fans a taster of the band... sometimes it's "radio edits".

sometimes they do have unique artwork, or even a pdf booklet, or a title along the lines of "(...) album sampler" or "5 song EP". the traclisting is almost always fixed.
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