Music Industry Sets Friday as New Global Release Day

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Music Industry Sets Friday as New Global Release Day

Remember the good ole days of buying a record on a Tuesday? Well those days are over, because that day is now Friday.

That’s right. According to the International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the British-based organization that acts as a music-biz United Nations, announced on Thursday that the new plan would go into effect this summer. The organization believes that this move will both limit piracy and, “re-ignite excitement and a sense of occasion around the release of new music.” Most people’s payday falls on a Friday. Which is another reason the organization believes in this move.

The Music Business Association, an organization that represents U.S. music retailers, as well as the likes of Spotify, Rdio and many international music stores have voiced support of the initiative.

“Music fans live in the digital world of today,” IFPI CEO Frances Moore wrote in a statement. “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 be released in their country. An aligned global release day puts an end to the frustration of not being able to access releases in their country when the music is available in another country.”

What do you think? Will you be more intrigued to buy a record if it comes out on a Friday? Or will this not make a difference for you? Let us know what you think, and check out the full story courtesy of Rolling Stone here.

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