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July 7, 2015

RIP New Music Tuesday. Hello New Music Friday.

by John_A

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If you’re like me, your Tuesday morning ritual includes browsing the New Releases section of your go-to streaming service. Did you notice the list didn’t change today? Whether it’s Apple Music, Rdio, Spotify, Tidal or another app, you’ll have to wait a little longer this week to get your new music fix. Why? Well, this is the week the music industry transitions from releasing albums on Tuesdays to doing so on Friday. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), an organization that’s “the voice of recording industry worldwide” and represents over 1,300 record companies, opted for the switch to cut down on piracy. By establishing a global release day each week, IFPI looks to cure the woes caused by albums being available in some countries before others.

It also hopes to drive album sales since folks are more likely to use the weekend to hit retail stores or goof off on a computer or mobile device. So, unfortunately, you’ll have to grind through the work week without new releases from Veruca Salt, Tyrese, Owl City, Ghostface Killah and others until Friday. Of course, this also takes some fun out of mid-week procrastination. Bummer.

[Image credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW]

Filed under: Misc, Portable Audio/Video, Internet

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