September 8, 2008

Tuesday Street Dates

I always wondered why music new releases had a Tuesday street date and now I know thanks to the wonderful world of the Internet.

"Albums are released on Tuesdays because sales figures for albums are released on Mondays. While films are ranked according to weekend sales figures, the billboard charts are determined according to weekly sales. Thus, in order to maximize their sales potential, albums have to be released immediately after the posting of the previous week's sales figures."

The link also has a running commentary from people who have their own two cents to add to the Tuesday release date discussion.

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