As a need for holiday season truck deliveries fades, why aren't more labels releasing music the week after Christmas, one of the year's busiest?

It's been 15 years since Island Def Jam broke the mold and began issuing albums in December, a month that was once considered out of bounds for new releases. The move, initially criticized by retailers, was so successful that it won over the entire industry, and since then such releases have been the norm.

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