How do you defend yourself against pirates? By moving to Friday apparently.
According to sources, in order to reduce illegal downloading of music, leaks, and pirating, Billboard is looking to set a global release day to Friday for all new releases worldwide.
The whole idea came about when Australia saw success by moving new releases to Friday. In recent years, music has already hit torrent sites before albums even reach their street release dates. Especially in the U.S.
According to Consequence of Sound and Ultimate Guitar, sources say the policy could go into effect as early as July 2015, but others suggest that it hasn’t been agreed upon completely by everyone in the industry. But there can be setbacks.
“This global streetdate is necessary for the industry but unfortunately it will be awkward for the physical retailers to change their ways of doing business,” one label executive told Billboard.
Personally, this makes Fridays even better. Not only is it payday for most hardworking Americans, now they can have something to look forward to investing to when they get paid. I’m sure there will be plenty people who would much prefer to keep it on Tuesdays.
What do you think? Keep it Tuesdays or embrace the change for Friday? Comment below.