Music, Mindset & Marketing

8 Steps to Recording and Releasing Your EP in 2024

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In the digital world of the new music industry, 2024 presents both challenges and exciting opportunities for singers and indie recording artists looking to make their mark in the world and build their fanbase. 


Amidst this digital landscape, the EP (short for Extended Play) stands as a powerful vehicle for artistic expression, musical creativity and career development. 


If you are considering recording and releasing your EP in 2024, follow these 8 steps to success. 


1. Preparing for Success

Before diving into the creative process, it's crucial to set clear goals, establish a budget, and assemble a dedicated team that shares your music and artistic vision.


2. The Recording Process

Choosing the right studio and equipment lays the foundation for your EP. 

Efficient recording sessions, coupled with collaboration with skilled producers and sound engineers, will ensure a seamless creative journey.


3. Crafting a Captivating Sound

Define your EP's unique sound identity by experimenting with genres, styles, and incorporating memorable hooks, melodies and lyrics that resonate with your audience.


4. Navigating the Production Maze

Mastering the intricacies of mixing and mastering is a key skill. Leverage digital technology to achieve a professional, radio-ready sound that captivates listeners. 

Or if this is challenging, collaborate with a skilled producer or sound engineer that you trust and enjoy working with. 


5. Designing Cover Art

Visual appeal matters. Collaborate with graphic designers to create eye-catching cover art that complements your music and establishes a cohesive artist story or brand.


6. Building Anticipation

Create a buzz before release day through a well-thought-out marketing strategy. Utilise social media, teasers, and exclusive previews to engage your online audience and build anticipation. 


7. The Release Day Plan

Coordinate a successful launch by leveraging distribution platforms and engaging with fans. Ensure your EP reaches a broad audience and gains the attention it deserves. Use a mixture of traditional (print/PR) and digital promotion strategies. 


8. Post-Release & Playing Live 

Don't let the momentum fade after release day. Use data and analytics for insights, plan follow-up promotions, and play live dates or ‘tour the EP’ to sustain your success and build your fanbase. 



As you look to record and release your EP in 2024, remember that success is a blend of talent, strategy, and perseverance. 

Embrace the changes in the music industry, stay true to your vision, and let your music resonate with the world.

Download your free Recording Artist Toolkit and get in touch to see if we are a good fit to work together.


Take your music career to the next level in 2024 in this step-by-step FREE guide.

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