All The Information You Need About New Music Fridays

Posted on
June 11, 2015
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CIMA News, ifpi, new music fridays


It's official - New Music Fridays will launch on July 10, 2015 giving more than 45 countries worldwide a single, aligned global release day for new music. This change has been in the works for a while, as we've previously posted about, but the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has just released some of the finer points.

  • As of July 10, new albums and singles will come out at 00:01 on Fridays.
  • What's the reasoning? Currently, album and single release schedules vary country-by-country causing frustration for consumers, and making less tangible sense in a digital environment.
  • The initiative was spearheaded by IFPI, in consultation & partnership with groups like WIN, Impala, and more.


For record labels + other industry partners:

The newly launched New Music Fridays website provides the required logo, branding materials and use guidelines for record companies and distributors. Check it out by clicking here.


For more information, please visit: or follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #NewMusicFridays

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