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The Music Industry Deems Friday as the Global Release Date for New Music

The Music Industry Deems Friday as the Global Release Date for New Music

By The Hundreds Staff

The digital work has changed the music realm once gain. As of July 10, the music industry has declared that albums will now be released on Fridays instead of the traditional Tuesday. Originally set up in the US to encourage potential buyers to flock to retailers such as Tower and Walmart, differing international releases and the rise in digital pirating has forced the labels to push for a global standard. With album sales declining each year while the consumption of albums increase thanks to streaming services, many see this as a move to prop up the major retailers. Independent stores around the country will feel it the most according to Marc Weinstein, co-founder of California’s Amoeba. “This is gonna be perceived as kind of another nail in the coffin for brick-and-mortar retail, and it’s kind of sad that no one takes any of that into account when they make these kinds of fundamental changes in the way things work,” Weinstein said.

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