Category:Releases Sorted by Release Type

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Music sorted by type of release, typically dependent on number of tracks and context.

Release Type Guide

  • Albums are standard releases that typically have a minimum of 8 tracks, usually anywhere above 20-25 minutes in length.
  • EPs are shorter releases, usually ranging from 2-8 tracks (and likely under 20-30 minutes in length.)
    • Sometimes Album and EP labels are interchangeable with drastic modifications of these parameters. Releases can be EP-length but contain an album's worth of individual tracks, or have an EP's number of songs that add up to an album length.
  • Singles are average-length, one-track releases usually published in a more casual manner than other release types. These can also occasionally include remixes of the single, a second track, or even a separate track from another artist in a split fashion included.
  • Mixes are collections of tracks compiled by artists, labels or fans, either done thematically or for general enjoyment.
  • Compilations are collaborative projects between various artists under a single release, typically through a label.
    • Remix Compilations are compilations dedicated to multiple artists remixing a particular release or artist discography.
  • Splits are releases created by two or more artists submitting individual tracks.
  • Collaborations are releases involving direct collaboration on all tracks by multiple artists.
  • Collections are two or more releases fused together, sometimes with bonus tracks, sometimes in a way that replaces the original releases.
  • Samplers are releases consisting of previous tracks compiled in a best-of format, published by artists or, most commonly, labels.
  • Remixes are releases (typically singles) remixing the work of another artist.
  • Archival Releases are self-compilations of an artists' previous work, e.g. a collection of SoundCloud singles, compilation works, or unreleased tracks put together.


This category has the following 11 subcategories, out of 11 total.