NEW MUSIC FRIDAYS
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In a nutshell, this means you can collect your new releases at the weekend! And have time to play them…
Friday, July 10 marks the start of a paradigm shift in the global release schedule for new albums.
The previously-reported change – an eschewing of multiple release dates for each region for one worldwide release date – will affect 45 countries; it comes on behalf of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which represents 1300 record companies around the world. To spread the word, they’ve launched New Music Fridays, a brand awareness campaign, as well as the #NewMusicFridays hashtag.
Friday was selected as the universal date in an attempt to curb piracy, and because weekends are when consumer traffic—in stores and online— are at their peak. IFPI CEO Frances Moore tells Billboard that July was chosen as the starting month for the new system to work out any kinks before the holiday season.
For albums arriving the week of July 10, prior to the starting date, this change will entail either releasing music twice in that week or having a longer gap between the store’s/label’s former release date and July 10.
Pie&Vinyl will be offering some exclusive limited records on the day of change to mark this historic event. We will be selling x 2 highly exclusive (Only 20 in the country) Third man records highly collected and USA exclusive record store day release of ELVIS PRESLEY’s very first recorded song. Yum. First come, first served on Friday July 10th:)
A recap below:)
”After anonymously buying Elvis’ first-ever recording at a January auction, Jack White is offering a limited-run vinyl re-release of “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” at his Third Man Records in Nashville.
The 10-inch, 78-rpm facsimile of the 1953 recording was digitally transferred from the original acetate onto new vinyl discs with no cleanup — pops, crackles and all.
“It’s exactly what came off the grooves,” Third Man’s Ben Blackwell said.
The record is being sold in a plain paper sleeve because that’s “what Elvis would have walked out of Sun with a record in,” Blackwell said.
“Sun” is, of course, Sun Records, the legendary Memphis label operated by Sam Phillips. Presley paid $4 for the recording. Six decades later, White paid $300,000.”