A collection of music tracks without any specific format is called Album. These collections are usually found in the form of tapes, CDs, vinyl record and digital files. There are no hard and fast rules, but the popular singers usually don’t release an EP before their albums.
It was basically originated in the early 1900′s. Nothing has been confirmed in this regard, but Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite is believed to be the very first Album released.
EP can also be termed as an audio or video presentation, usually released in the form of CD, DVD, or digital files. An EP is an ideal thing for the budding up artists to promote their music. So, if you are planning to create a full album anywhere in the near future, making an EP is the basic step for you.
It is quite a new addition to the music industry as compared to other formats like LP. It gained great popularity in the 1980’s. An EP is usually a collection of two to three songs from an artist’s upcoming Album, remixes, demo recordings, and unreleased versions. An EP may also contain live version of a song.