No more long wait for new pop single releases
Rejoice one and all, for The X Factor has changed the world as we know it forever!
The music industry has decided that the tradition of releasing the competition winner’s single almost immediately has much merit as opposed to getting up to six weeks of pre-release radio airplay, and will be adopting a similar strategy ASA bloody P.
Obviously, they’ve got one eye on the balance sheet and are alarmed by the number of pirated versions of singles that are appearing online within minutes of the songs being broadcast on the radio. This IS the music industry after all – they’re not renowned for being a huge charity.
Universal and Sony will launch their new cash-grabbing action plan next month, possibly encouraged by the fact that Matt Cardle’s single sold almost half a million copies after it was released. So it’s a WIN for the consumer and a WIN for the music industry.
Let’s all have a disco!