… that albums on sale in the USA in digital format are not on sale in Australian online stores weeks later.
They Might Be Giants‘ and The Polyphonic Spree’s new albums have been out for six and one weeks respectively, but not for those of us here in the antipodes. I am sure fans of other bands have similar stories to tell
I’d happily pay for both this minute. But this stupidly anti-consumer behaviour from the record companies concerned will, I am sure, see them suffer for their failure to adapt to the modern world.
And when you consider the fact that other artists, like The White Stripes, can co-ordinate a global all-outlets release no worries it makes you wonder if the people representing smaller acts ‘get it’.