As the dust starts to settle on the IFPI’s announcement of Friday as a global release day, the state of the conversation can more or less be summarized thusly...
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GLOBAL RELEASE DAY:
THE STATE OF THE ARGUMENT
Not everybody's saying TGIF. (2/27a)
REPORTS OFF-TARGET, SAYS TARGET
"Target has absolutely no plans to stop selling music." (2/27a)
THE "GLORY" STORY
A true marriage of song and picture. (2/27a)
I.B.’s HISTORY LESSON:
THE ’90s “SUPER LABEL”
"Daddy, what was PLG?" (2/27a)
YE JOLLY OLDE iTUNES U.K. CHARTS
The BRITs effect continues. (2/27a)