At this point it's rather unclear what the "music industry" thinks about a global release date happening on Fridays. But given the response of retailers, it sounds like the industry and a key partner industry are disconnected and poorly communicating. A statement from the UK's Entertainment Retailers Association is helping bring this divide into the light. Unfortunately it appears that no one has made public any of the claimed data that would help those affected decide. Call me old-fashioned but this doesn't seem to be a good point in history to be stumbling around in the dark. According to Ed...

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