Monday, 6 October 2014
Music retailers doubt Friday global release day
Following a meeting with the BPI, the record labels' trade organisation, The UK's Entertainment Retailers Association has issued a statement this morning to say that it's not convinced by the proposed plans to switch to a global record release day of Friday. indie record store owners in the US had previously said that they supported the idea of a consistent release day worldwide, but are not convinced by shifting to Friday, thinking that Tuesday would better. The ERA said ""A Friday release day will undoubtedly cause logistical problems and additional costs for both digital and physical retailers" adding "Consumer research in the UK indicates that music fans prefer a Monday release day.