Friday Is The New Release Day For Music

Friday Is The New Release Day For Music

The head of International Federation Of The Phonographic Industry (IFPI), Frances Moore, has confirmed that “by the summer this year new releases will be issued at 00:01 on Fridays.”

“Music fans live in the digital world of today,” wrote Moore. “Their love for new music doesn’t recognise 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. This is particularly prevalent in a world united by social media, where fans can instantly see friends or family in other countries enjoying the music they want.”