New Music Fridays are coming: global release day launches 10th July

News: 11th June 2015 by Louise Dodgson under Record Labels, Selling & Distributing Your Music

For music fans across the world, Fridays are set to become the day for newly-released music. 10th July 2015 will see the introduction of 'New Music Fridays', an aligned global release day for new music. The move, implemented by labels, retailers and artists internationally, means that fans in many countries will no longer have to wait for days to get access to newly-released tracks and albums.

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.

'New Music Fridays' are an opportunity for artists and labels to maximise awareness of newly-released music.  Whatever country they are in, fans will now know – Friday is not just the start of the weekend - it’s the day for new music.   This can help create more excitement and a sense of occasion around the release of new albums and singles.

With just one month to go before New Music Fridays takes effect, today sees the unveiling of the New Music Fridays brand that will accompany the move.  It will be available in more than 10 languages worldwide. Consumers looking for information on the switch to a Friday release day can visit the website below which has all the details of the changes taking place.




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