I’m on a roll here guys! I definitely want to stick to my resolution. So this question came to me from Jane and Jane asks:
Q. Why is the maxi single format so popular?
A. Well, the maxi-single is quite popular in places like Japan because the bands/artists want to put out more songs before they release a full album or mini-album. The more songs, the better. Instead of the regular or usual 2 songs, artists/bands think by putting on more songs will make their single sell better believe it or not, because sometimes the songs don’t even end up making it to the full album! So many fans will feel like they just have to get the maxi-single.
Also, as you may have guessed it, the record companies heavily rely on these record sales, because after all it costs a lot of money to produce these songs or even for the band to do other things so they put out these maxi-singles so they can get something back. (I think it’s nice actually) In Japan, they find that the maxi-singles will boost the record sales quite a bit! Plus, it gives fans a taste of what will be on upcoming albums.
I hope that answered your question Jane, and even for anyone else that may be curious. I really have fun answering your questions guys, so please don’t hesitate to send anything in! I have a few still unanswered, but don’t worry, I’ll definitely try my best to get to them.