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Music Industry Sets Friday as New Global Release Day

Friday will be the new Tuesday beginning this summer, when the worldwide music industry begins putting out new releases on most music buyers’ paydays. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), the British-based organization that acts as a music-biz United Nations, announced on Thursday that the new plan would go into effect this summer. The organization hopes that the move would benefit the industry as a whole, since it would reduce piracy (since albums often come out before the United States internationally), allow artists to focus their social-media campaigns and, using the words of the IFPI’s statement, “re-ignite excitement and a sense of occasion around the release of new music.”

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