The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry announced that beginning on July 10th, the global release day for all music will be on Fridays! Here are some quick factoids about the new industry standard:
- An aligned single global release day for music takes effect on 10th July
- Tracks and albums to be released at 00.01 on Fridays each week in more than 45 countries
- Music fans will no longer have to wait for days to enjoy new releases
Here’s what the IFPI says on their website about the new changes:
Up until now, music has been released on different days of the week in various countries – from Mondays in markets such as France and the UK, through Tuesdays in the US and Canada and to Fridays in markets such as Australia and Germany. That will change on 10th July when new music will be released on Fridays at 00:01 local time around the world.
The move will mean fans can now get new music on the same day worldwide rather than having to wait for their own national release day. It puts an end to fans being unable to access music in their own country when it is legally available elsewhere, and the frustration that can cause.