Question about iTunes release times.

Hi everyone,

I have a question about iTunes release times and I was wondering if you'd be able to help me out.

Whenever an artist releases a new album, I assume it is usually released at midnight. I was just wondering though, is the album released at midnight for one timezone only, or released at midnight in everyone's timezone?

So say for instance, an album was released at midnight in New York, does that mean the UK will get it 5 hours earlier at midnight GMT, at 5am GMT?

I was planning on hosting a party to celebrate the release of a certain artists album (I shall not say who Derpga_medium), and I tried looking for info online, but didn't have a clue what to search for. If I did host a party, I doubt people would want to stay till 5am to listen to the album, however.

Thanks in advance