I have a situation I've read on, however, no one has mentioned this particular scenario so I wanted to see if anyone has encountered it.
I have an album I released in 2018 that is comprised of 8 songs. I am looking to release the album on a new distributor. I understand in order to properly link a single, the new single must have the exact same metadata. The unique aspect of this situation is, an album is comprised of multiple ISRC's and one UPC & catalog number.
Here's my thought.
There are 3 songs on this album I don't care for anymore. If while switching distributors I were to release the new version with 5 songs instead of the original 8, does anyone believe it would still link the remaining 5? If those ISRC's matched & I used the same UPC & catalog number for the album, do you suppose I could avoid the 3 undesired tracks, or would it require all 8 to recognize it as the same album?
Also, if I provide the original release date as October 23, 2018, will the new upload appear as a 2020 release & overshadow my newer content, or will it tuck back into the 2018 slot of the original?
Thanks so much for your time, let me know what you think.