According to a spokesman for the Recording Industry Association of
America, CDs are always released on Tuesdays because Billboard
Magazine, the music industry's leading publication, is released on
Wednesdays. Releasing a recording on Tuesday gives it a full seven
days to achieve a top chart position in the following week's
Source: The Rocky Mountain News, "Wacky Question" August 11, 2000:
" Why are CDs always released on Tuesdays? ... It's because Billboard
magazine, which charts the country's best-selling songs, comes out on
Wednesday, says a spokesman for the Recording Industry Association of
America. That gives the magazine a full seven days of sales data on
songs released the week before."
From: Rocky Mountain News/ Newsbank
If that URL doesn't work, try this shortened version courtesy of
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I hope this helps.
Clarification of Answer by
12 Jan 2003 13:21 PST
I'm sorry that you were disappointed with the answer. Consider,
however, that the so-called "follow-up" is merely the opinion of
stevesays-ga, an anonymous person on the internet who cites no sources
for his claims. When judging the credibility of online information,
it's always useful to consider the source. Note that the article that
I cited ( http://snurl.com/8v5 ) is a reputable newspaper quoting a
spokesperson for the Recording Industry Asssociation of America, an
entity that should be considered an authority on this subject.