Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. Every Friday, music fans are met with a flood of new music. When the clock strikes midnight, streaming services and digital retailers refresh their catalogs and countless new albums and singles become available all at once.
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Global Release Day alternatively known as New Music Fridays is a new set international day for releasing of music singles and albums. The new global release day went into effect on 10 July in more than 45 major recorded music markets worldwide with new music being released on a Friday as part of 'New Music Fridays'. Music releases are now uniformly available around the world on Fridays at local time in all 45 signatory countries. Of these, 11 countries had their release music on Fridays, while the remaining markets had to switch their day of release when the new albums and singles would become available. This move effectively ends the earlier phenomenon where new music was unavailable in one country when it was legally available elsewhere. However, in some markets, in particular, Asia, music intended for local markets will continue to be released on other days.
If you feel like a lot of new music has been dropping on Fridays, it's no accident. Here we look at the three main reasons why Friday is the number one release day choice for record labels around the world. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3. You might have noticed that all new music released by record labels always comes on a Friday and wondered why. And if you remember back to before , Tuesday used to be release day in the U.
New music releases will start coming out on Fridays this summer. It also cited consumer research that suggested Friday and Saturday were the days people would be most interested in buying new music. The Music Business Association, an organization that represents U. 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 change will be good for fans and good for the business. Despite these sentiments, not everyone is excited about the shift.