by Nina Ulloa
The independent community vocally expressed support for a worldwide album release day on Mondays, instead of the IFPI’s proposed Friday release day. AIMS, A2IM, Amoeba, Beggars Group, CIMS, Hastings, Newbury Comics, Rough Trade, SC Distribution, and others all came out against a Friday release day.
News broke yesterday that the IFPI was pushing forward with Friday, an idea backed by major labels, the RIAA, HMV, Spotify, The Orchard, and others. Now that news is official.
The IFPI officially announced implementation of a Friday global release day, starting by summer 2015. Albums will be released at 12:01 AM local time.