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Record Industry Thinking of Moving Release Dates to Friday

Posted by - 08:42 PM on 08/12/14
Billboard is reporting that record industry is considering a standard global release date for albums.
The music industry is on the verge of adopting a global street date that could see all countries issuing new releases on a Friday, probably beginning a year from now, in July 2015, according to industry sources.

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08:47 PM on 08/12/14
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It's a start to cut down piracy, I guess, but I'm not sure how big of an impact this will have. I assume most people will just wait until it's released on that day, then still illegally download it that day rather than a couple days in advance (assuming it doesn't leak a week or so before anyway).
09:11 PM on 08/12/14
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So this will only affect albums that if realeased currently, would drop in separate regions a few days apart, correct? A lot of European bands I listen to set US release dates for their records weeks to over a year behind their home country. I can't imagine this doing much about piracy for those albums.
09:13 PM on 08/12/14
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It's a start to cut down piracy, I guess, but I'm not sure how big of an impact this will have. I assume most people will just wait until it's released on that day, then still illegally download it that day rather than a couple days in advance (assuming it doesn't leak a week or so before anyway).
I don't know how much it will help, most albums leak on Fridays now which is h
The day copies usually start showing up at retail chains. If your album hasn't leaked by the Friday before release thts pretty impressive. Although that only applies to albums with physical releases.
09:14 PM on 08/12/14
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Interesting...
09:14 PM on 08/12/14
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I'm all for this.
09:21 PM on 08/12/14
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I still like Tuesdays. Turns the most useless day of the week into something cool sometimes
09:21 PM on 08/12/14
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Will this change the day a week starts for charts?
09:36 PM on 08/12/14
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But I'm used to Tuesdays
10:01 PM on 08/12/14
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I still like Tuesdays. Turns the most useless day of the week into something cool sometimes
This.
10:03 PM on 08/12/14
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I still like Tuesdays. Turns the most useless day of the week into something cool sometimes
Haha, I thought the same thing upon reading this.
10:04 PM on 08/12/14
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Will this change the day a week starts for charts?
I would assume so, otherwise everything just gets fucked haha
10:05 PM on 08/12/14
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I don't know how much it will help, most albums leak on Fridays now which is h
The day copies usually start showing up at retail chains. If your album hasn't leaked by the Friday before release thts pretty impressive. Although that only applies to albums with physical releases.
So do you think it'll just bump up the "leak date" to a couple days before Friday?
10:36 PM on 08/12/14
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I still like Tuesdays. Turns the most useless day of the week into something cool sometimes
Yup.
04:19 AM on 08/13/14
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I still like Tuesdays. Turns the most useless day of the week into something cool sometimes

Well I'm assuming video games and movies are still being released on Tuesdays, that's something. But I still definitely agree. I like Tuesdays for releases.

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