I often wonder when a single digital track is a 1-track single and when it is a standalone recording.
E.g. on Bandcamp: If it’s just one track (even if the artist calls it a single) it will have a link like artist.bandcamp.com/track/title. If the single has more than one track it will be artist.bandcamp.com/album/title instead.
Factors that imo speak towards the track being a single are:
- own cover art
- a music video exists
- (specific to bandcamp:) it can be found on the discography page of the artist and not just linked from an album
- the artist calls it a single
But how many of these have to be true so the track can be considered a single?