How long after a band records an album does it usually take to come out?

Saturday, April 27, 2013
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Question by SC: How long after a band records an album does it usually take to come out?
I am just curious cause Iron Maiden is going to record a new album in January and i want to have some sort of clue for the release date.

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Answer by Dan
Weeks, months, years.

Varies way too much to say. I’d guess if they start recording in January it’ll be out by May or so.

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One Response to “How long after a band records an album does it usually take to come out?”

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    isawmarty Says:

    It depends, usually on the record company.

    There are peak times for album sales, and “hot” product is usually held until those peak times. Case in point: right about now is when all the CDs by “superstars” come out because of the “Christmas rush.” January and February are historically bad times for album sales, so lesser-known artists are released then.

    Additionally, things like artwork, promotional plans, etc. take time as well.

    It is a very rare instance if something can be released in under three months anymore — which is a shame.

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