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What is the difference between an EP and LP?

What is the difference between an EP and LP?
EP LP Illustration by Israel Learsi

You probably just heard of artists releasing an EP or an LP and wondering what the difference is between an EP or an LP. This article will explain.

We must start with understanding what EP & LP mean.

EP means Extended Play.

LP means Long Play or Long Playing.

A play is a single record or song, an extended play (EP) is a commercially released collection of music that has 2-8 songs. A Long Play or A Long Playing (LP) album will have 8 to an unlimited amount of songs.

So the difference between an EP and LP is that an EP has fewer songs than an LP would.

What is the difference between an EP and LP?
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