What’s the difference between a new album and a new release?
There’s a difference between an album and release, but that difference may not be visible to the uninitiated.
In some cases, it can be hard to figure out.
That’s because artists who release new music aren’t just releasing a new song but are actually doing so with a new sound, a new aesthetic, and a brand new concept for how they want to engage fans.
That could mean something as simple as new song titles or a new track listing, but it can also mean things like a new artist’s name or brand.
“There are definitely a lot of artists who are releasing new music right now, but a lot are still releasing new albums,” says James Dickey, senior producer for digital at SoundScan, a music analytics company.
“And they don’t have a lot in common.
So, they’re not all making the same thing.”
The fact that a new record isn’t a new idea or sound or aesthetic doesn’t mean the album isn’t good.
It could mean that the album sounds like a compilation of previous releases or is the latest from a major label or label-led imprint.
Or, it could mean the record is the first of a new genre or subgenre.
In many cases, new releases are released with the intent to expand an artist’s fan base and attract new listeners to the artist’s music.
They might be released to boost their own popularity or build awareness for a project or project.
Some artists who’ve released a new music release will often label the album as their debut or a debut release.
But that’s only the beginning.
In many cases artists who make the first releases are likely to stay with the label and use that label to release their next album.
If you look at a lot and a lot, it seems like a lot.
But in the case of a lot there’s a lot that’s happening in one place, one time, one moment.
That means you can tell the difference.