Noel Gallagher Isn’t Happy About the New Global Record Release Day
Tomorrow (July 10) marks the induction of Friday as the new global record release day, and guess what? Noel Gallagher is none too pleased.
In a video interview with NME -- which can be seen above -- a reporter seemingly asks Gallagher his thoughts on the new global record release day, and the former Oasis guitarist looks pretty blindsided by the news.
“Whoa, whoa, says who?” he asked. “I run my own f---ing record label. I’ll release mine on a Wednesday just to be f---ing contrary.”
Even better, when Gallagher asks who made the decision, in the background the interviewer can be heard guessing, “America, probably.”
“Some f---ers focus-grouped that in a room somewhere to maximize some amount of record sales,” Gallagher continued. “‘If we have it on a Friday, then by the time it gets to Monday, we’ll have already sold a million albums if one is Taylor Swift, presumably.’”
However, Gallagher doesn’t seem too optimistic about the effect the change in release day will have on sales. “Unfortunately, it won’t make s--- albums any better, will it? They’ll still sound s--- on a f---ing Friday,” he added.
The decision to change the global record release day to Friday was made earlier this year.
“Music fans live in the digital world today,” Frances Moore, the CEO of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, said at the time of the announcement. “Their love for new music doesn’t recognize national borders. They want music when it’s available on the internet – not when it’s ready to be released in their country. An aligned global release day puts an end to the frustration of not being able to access releases in their country when the music is available in another country.”
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