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Music Industry Officially Declares Friday New Global Release Day

Music Release Date, Friday

Starting this summer, new music will be released across the globe on Friday instead of Tuesday, so sayeth the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. The move to switch the release day has been in the works for a while, but today the IFPI officially confirmed that artists and labels across the globe will now release music on the same day to usher in the weekend.

According to a statement from Frances Moore, the IFPI’s Chief Executive Officer, the move to an “aligned global release day” will benefit digitally inclined fans who “want music when it’s available on the internet – not when it’s ready to be released in their country.” They hope the move would also decrease the need or desire for piracy, as fans won’t need to resort to illicit measures to listen to an album that was released a week prior in another country. You can read Moore’s full statement here, or view our .GIF-summary below.