Britney Spears’ new album, Glory, came out this week. If you’re a fan, you bought it online; if you’re a superfan, you tracked down the vinyl edition. But either way, you didn’t do it on Tuesday, like you did just about every other year of your music-listening life. That’s because last July, New Music Friday became the industry standard.
Ostensibly, the move to Friday was to help unite the global music industry and cut down on piracy, boosting sales for everyone.