It has been announced that the global recording industry is declaring FRIDAY as the release date for all NEW albums. “As reported in August, the shift will take place this Summer.”

So, why Friday?

Well, according to a study that was conducted, they found that consumers, at large, prefer to hear new music on Fridays and Saturdays.

Music fans live in the digital world of today. Their love for new music doesn’t recognize national borders. They want music when it’s available on the internet — not when it’s ready to her released in their country. An aligned global release day puts an end to the frusrtrate of not being able to access releases in their country when the music is available in another country.

– Frances Moore, of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

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