Album release dates

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by GrandPhrase, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. GrandPhrase macrumors 6502

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    Just wondering, why do artists and record labels announce release dates way before they are even finished with their albums?

    I understand that they can announce them a little before completion - to build hype, have a goal of when to complete the album - motivation, etc..

    But sometimes they announce release dates way before, and keep delaying it - making people disappointed?

    Pure marketing ploy to build hype?
     
  2. Illuminated macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure its because the bands have the studio rented out until that release date. They have it for a specific amount of time, for recording, then another set time to mix/edit/finish each track...
     
  3. GrandPhrase thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool, what about for those who have their own studios? They would have free access.. So why..?
     
  4. Illuminated macrumors 6502a

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    For those bands that have their own, you said it yourself. The release date is a goal. It's something to strive for, and to create talk amongst fans.
     
  5. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    For the same reason that everything from books to video games to movies get announced way ahead of time. They want to get the word out and typically the first question someone has when finding out your are working on a new project is "When will it be available?"


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  7. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    Besides what's already been said, there's a certain amount of time needed for marketing and actual physical production of the album, not to mention warehousing and shipping considerations.
     

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