My band is wrapping up our first studio recording. The original plan was to record it as a demo; as in quick and cheap. However, it's turned out to be more than twice as time consuming (and expensive) as we figured, but also more detailed, professional, and GOOD! The main goal of this 3 song recording is to help us get publicity/gigs etc, and now we're also gunning to sell it in some local music shops, and also get local radio airplay. I think we're looking at roughly $1500 studio time, $700 to get the 500 cds/sleeves printed=$2200 total So, some of the things we need to figure out: 1. Should we call it an EP or a Demo? Does it even matter? Do you write EP/Demo on the cd cover or just give the cd a title and EP/Demo is just a verbal description? (One of my band members thinks the buyer should know what they're getting, I think the price and the number of tracks is info enough) The songs are going to be mastered. Our producer said the songs will be near the quality of a full length album. 2. Cost. We were talking $5 a cd, but I'm thinking that seems on the high side. We could sell quite a few at that price to our friends, but after that...who's gunna drop 5 bucks on 3 songs from a band they don't really know? We'd look like jerks to our friends than if we start selling the cd for less at shows because they aren't selling like we planned. Now I'm thinking $3 would be a good price. Even if we'd sell all 500 we wouldn't cover our costs, but..we were after more of a demo-purpose recording in the first place, which to me seems like more of an investment than a way to pay the bills. Hopefully those of you with experience can make sense of my questions and give me some advice. Thanks!