Sunday, June 28, 2009

Michael Jackson's Music Sales Skyrocket After His Death.

The reign lives on King.
We are strong in moments you are remembered.
Through your songs, your dance, and your geniune character.
God Bless.


June 27, 2009.

NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Jackson's death has led to skyrocketing sales of his music and videos, with major retailers like Inc. and Barnes and Noble Inc. selling out of products that have regained immense popularity overnight.

Bill Carr, Amazon's vice president of music and video, said Friday that once the world learned that the pop icon had died Thursday, the Web site sold out within minutes all CDs by Michael Jackson and by the Jackson 5, the group Jackson and his four older brothers formed out of Gary, Ind., in the late '60s.

Sixty percent of Amazon's CD orders Thursday were for Michael Jackson music, something Carr called "stunning." He said he'd "never seen anything like this" before at Amazon after the death of a pop culture icon. As of Friday afternoon, Jackson's albums accounted for all 10 of Amazon's "Bestsellers in Music" list, with the 25th anniversary edition of the celebrated "Thriller" album taking the top spot.

Meanwhile, Barnes and Noble's Web site and retail stores are currently sold out of most Jackson CDs, DVDs and books, Chief Merchandising Officer Jaime Carey said. Like Amazon, its 10 bestselling CDs were Jackson titles.Both companies said they were working to get the products back in stock.

Apple Inc. would not describe the level of demand for Jackson's music at its iTunes online store, but his dominance of iTunes' top-seller lists Friday speaks for itself.Around the time of Jackson's death, only one of his albums ranked in the top 100 on iTunes in the United States. By Friday morning, eight of the top 10 albums were Jackson's.

An "Essential" collection of Jackson's songs compiled by Apple's iTunes music team was the top-selling album, followed by "Thriller."Five of Jackson's singles made it to iTunes' list of most-purchased tracks -- "Man in the Mirror," ''Thriller," ''The Way You Make Me Feel," ''Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," and "Smooth Criminal" -- in what may be one of the best barometers to gauge his most popular songs.

With Amazon sold out of Jackson CDs, Carr said many customers were buying Jackson's music in digital form. Sales of Jackson-related videos are also up on Amazon -- Carr said most DVDs, including the 1978 movie musical "The Wiz," are currently out of stock.Carr said it was difficult to say whether the increased sales would persist, saying Amazon for now was taking things "minute by minute" and reacting to customers' orders.

"They love him, he's a legend, and they're anxious to make sure they have his music in their collections," he said.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

King of Pop. Ends his Reign at 50.

Today has been a sad day for the music industry. A legend who innovated style and dance in music has departed this earth. Take a moment to rememeber Michael Jackson. With 750 million albums sold worldwide, and the largest selling album of all time, take a moment to celebrate the artwork and lasting influence MJ has had over the past three decades. From his first performance in Motown records, to maturing in style, creating smash hits, and choreographing short movie pieces to accompany his masterpiece music videos, try to explore your favourite MJ song, video, or live performance. He has reigned for over three decades (1969 - Jackson 5, 1979 - Off the Wall, 1982 - Thriller, 1987 - Bad, 1991 - Dangerous, 1995 - HIStory, 2001 - Invincible).


OMG have you heard about Michael Jackson. May he rest in peace. I spent like 4 hours watching videos and exclusive interviews with him. He really was a good guy. He cared about humanitarian causes, and didn't let the celebrity life get to him and his ego. He left his mark in the music industry as a pioneer of style, dance choreography, and hit albums, all while being a legend in songwriting and stage performance. I loved him man! It shook me deep that he has departed.

But to be honest I am kind of happy for him. His suffering and negative public image will wither away. He will be recognized for his artwork as a crucial contributor. He will be celebrated for days, aside from being mourned. Sometimes it takes a death to come to terms with how much a person's work was a contribution for the industry they are in, and Michael Jackson was just that. He was a star, a real person, genuine character, with sincere emotion and affection. Why do you think fans across the world were so moved and overconsumed by MJ fever. He was a shining entertainer, and people love a true performer. He was a true artist to the core, he put his 110% into each of his "masterpieces", and I don't say that lightly. May his shine carry on posthumously, for he definitely lit a brilliant light on an international scale at his prime when his presence filled TV stations, radio, and music stores. He will live on strong in the minds and hearts of his dearest fans and any modern day true artist. Much love for the legend in late 70's, 80's and 90's reigning as the "King of Pop". May he rest in peace.

Moment of Silence. *Candle Lit*

RIP. Michael Joseph Jackson.
August 29, 1958 - June 25, 2009.

You will live in the minds and hearts of adoring fans, with your permanent imprint. God Bless.