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12-02-2010, 03:02 PM #1
Apple Taps Michael Jackson for Ping Promotion
First, the Beatles. Now Michael Jackson. Apple is pulling out the big musical guns to help push iTunes and Ping to new heights as 2010 winds to a close. This week it was announced that Apple has secured an exclusive track recorded by the late pop superstar to promote Ping, Apple's new music social networking service available through iTunes.
The song in question is a tune called "Much Too Soon" and it's available - for one week only - exclusively through Ping, Apple's new brainchild that has generated a luke-warm reception among many iTunes users. The forthcoming album "Michael" will also contain "Much Too Soon," written during Jackson's production of "Thriller," the best selling album in history first released in 1982. The song was personally penned by Michael Jackson and produced with the help of John McClain. For Apple, however, the nearly 30-year old song is more relevant than ever, as interest in Ping has soared this week in light of the song's release.
"Michael," which serves up new songs from the late King of Pop, won't be released in until December 14th. According to the official announcement on Michael Jackson's website, "Much Too Soon" was always one of Michael's personal favorites. Michael "would pull it back out of the vaults for each subsequent album project but never found the right home for it; on the new album it finds its place as the bittersweet closing to the stellar collection."
Michael Jackson's official website
Last edited by Michael Essany; 12-02-2010 at 03:09 PM.
12-02-2010, 03:20 PM #2
Hear we go again with apple first beetles now Jackson next they be telling us what to eat next who cares
12-02-2010, 03:26 PM #3Name? whereswaldo
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12-02-2010, 03:28 PM #4
Thanks good of you to comment on that WTF
12-02-2010, 03:45 PM #5
Does anyone use Ping? It's the biggest fail since the first Apple TVI thought my carrier was bad til I got a new web host
12-02-2010, 04:08 PM #6
if the track is really that good, ill just find other ways to get it. I refuse to upgrade to itunes 10!
12-02-2010, 04:29 PM #7
ill have to get it, always been at michael jackson fanYou don't like the iPad because you don't have one!
12-02-2010, 05:06 PM #8
12-02-2010, 05:39 PM #9
Michael Jackson definitely would not entice me to use Ping...
12-02-2010, 06:09 PM #10
I love MJ, may he finally rest in peace.
Anyway, I rarely use Ping. Apple needs to add more features similar to FaceBook or MySpace to get more people using it.
As it is now, all it seems to do is promote music, nothing more. It's not too social.
12-02-2010, 07:16 PM #11
What exactly is ping? Seriously, what does it do?
12-02-2010, 07:34 PM #12
12-02-2010, 07:59 PM #13
Michael would not want me to use ping to get his music..so I Wont
12-02-2010, 08:48 PM #14
OMG OMG!! Another day I will NEVER FORGET!El Zurdo
12-02-2010, 09:04 PM #15
The title of this thread was a fail so I sent it to failblog
12-02-2010, 11:32 PM #16
Don't use Ping, but MJ rocks!
12-03-2010, 01:47 AM #17
Apple taps MJ.
12-03-2010, 03:02 AM #18
12-03-2010, 06:51 AM #19
Nothing like a dead pedophile to promote your business. Who's next...Charles Manson?
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12-03-2010, 08:43 AM #20
Charlie set the murders of the people in the Hollywood hills in motion because the owner of the house (who was not there at the time of the murders) refused to produce Charlie's music. So maybe Apple could get the tapes of Charlie's songs and release them? Or maybe, since Charlie has a swastika carved on his forehead they could release the favorite songs of Adolph and Eva. Or, at the least "Springtime for Hitler, and Germany." God knows I'd use Ping (whatever that is) if they did.
BTW, I totally agree with the dead pedophile comment. Sometimes the personal behaviors of the artist don't matter when considering the art, and sometimes they do. With Mr. Jackson, to me, they do. A creep who, without his money, would have gone to jail. I guess, if you are going to molest young boys, it's good to be a fabulously rich pop star.Senior