Global Album Release Day Set To Kick Off July 10th

Published: Monday 30th Mar 2015 by Sam
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Music lovers, mark those calendars!

For, after much adieu, the Summer date for the launch of global album releases has been revealed.

Details below…

Today the IFPI confirmed July 10th as the inaugural date that albums will arrive in stores worldwide.

The move, rumored for months and confirmed in February, will align regions such as the US and UK with countries such as Germany and Australia in their practice of releasing LP’s on a Friday.

Implemented for a myriad of reasons, sources close to the move have cited the global success of Beyonce‘s blockbuster surprise album in 2013 as a catalyst for the change.

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As we’ve echoed on many an occasion, we’re absolutely “here” for this. We’re hopeful it facilitates unique new marketing ideas to push music to a mass audience.

Next up, we hope, is a shift towards albums being released digitally first and physically after – with a worthwhile point of difference (i.e. bonus tracks, additional content, etc.) Leaking and piracy often happens while CD’s are in transit or when released first in one country before another. With the latter issue set to be solved in a mere matter of months, it’d be awesome to see the former tackled too.

One step at a time, ay?

Your thoughts?

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  1. Bammmm March 30, 2015

    #BeyInspired

    • maurice March 30, 2015

      #CiCi-Inspired

  2. Casual-T March 30, 2015

    This makes sense and was inevitable, both the WW digital launch and the trailing physical releases.

  3. DEL BEY March 30, 2015

    Interesting, bey started a revolution in music distribution, the influence

    • Bammmm March 30, 2015

      At that time the only person to release a suprise album which was SUCCESSFUL…

      NO DENYING her impact, she probably wasn’t the only artist to ever take that route , but she definitely changed the game, made a impact ,& had these companies/People talking.

  4. Bammmm March 30, 2015

    “CHAMGED THE GAME WITH THAT DIGITAL DROP”..yes You did Mama Bey.

  5. Eloviano March 30, 2015

    Beyoncé ha impact!!!!This woman has earned her stripes. You don’t have to like her but give her the credit she deserves. We can argue about the latest chart positions everyday but they don’t you make a legend/icon etc. It’s times like these that makes me proud to be a Beyhive.

    • Mark111 March 30, 2015

      Most give her the credit she deserves, at least I do. But the Bey Hive are just bitter haters with Rihanna and others impact and success.

      • Lohannnnnnmmm March 30, 2015

        What does Rihanna have to do with this post??…

        Stop REACHING!

      • Eloviano March 30, 2015

        @mark111 that’s the nature of stans.

    • Mark111 March 30, 2015

      If you have to ask that question, then clearly you didn’t read my comment. Or the very least comprehend it. #Sorry4U

  6. Mark111 March 30, 2015

    That Beyoncé impact! But still, if a person don’t want to buy an album, they just wont. Artist got to make their albums and music exciting, that’s why I’m loving this Rihanna era. The sippits, the teases, the random single dropping is naking the fans excited. Beyonce just dropping her album like a thief in the night was exciting, makeb your release fun.

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) March 30, 2015

      YOU MAKE SENSE SOMETIMES AND A LOT OF THE TIME U MAKE NO FUCKKING SENSE!!!!LOL, I HAVE A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU.

      • Eloviano March 30, 2015

        @surprise. We may bicker back and forth with him but let’s not lie. He does give Beyoncé credit.

  7. Suicide Blonde March 30, 2015

    It won’t help sales though.

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) March 30, 2015

      HERE COMES THE RACIST K***!!!!!!!!

    • Mark111 March 30, 2015

      It will for the fans thay support their favorite artists. Sorry that the grandkids let your grandDonna flop. Better be happy it didn’t go #1, then she would had broken her record as the biggest drop fron #1.

      • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) March 30, 2015

        LOL!!!!!!!! NOT “GRANDONNA”. THAT “DEATH BRUNETTE” F*** OR WHATEVER HIS NAME IS, IRRITATES ME THE MOST ON THIS BLOG.

  8. Eloviano March 30, 2015

    Changed the game with that digital drop.

    Know where you was the that digital popped.

    I stopped the world

    Male or female, it makes no difference

    I stopped the world

    World stop…

    Carry on

    • Mark111 March 30, 2015

      Lol

  9. robyn March 30, 2015

    She wasn’t the first to do so but she was the most sucessfull out of the entire bunch, well done to beyonce.

  10. Choupette March 30, 2015

    Congratulations Beyoncé ♥

    If only the comments on this blog were like this @Eloviano @Mark111 @Surprise

  11. dd March 30, 2015

    Janet need to come out soon

  12. B2B March 30, 2015

    Beyoncé has something up her sleeve, and I’m pretty sure it has something to with this date. Maybe her and jay will drop their new music July 11th (7/11) or something. She’s been leaving IG hints with her lil countdown but we will see.

  13. FutureCIARA March 30, 2015

    Ciara better push back JACKIE album, And revamp her marketing direction, and focus on the GLOBE!

  14. mmhmm March 30, 2015

    ado

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