Friday, 26 June 2009
If you've not heard about Michael Jackson, you've surely been hiding under a rock. It's everywhere. BBC, Twitter, etc.
Whilst controversial in his latter years, Jackson is often referred to as the king of pop. That said, he's got a huge fan base. Nowhere is that more prominent than on Amazon. I have never seen the top 10 of Amazon dominated by just one man:
I'm sure this must be a first. It is for me anyway. It just goes to show how popular his music was, is and will be.
There's a whole host of Jacko songs I like but two are my favourites:
They Don't Care About Us
Michael Jackson, 1958-2009
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How many affiliates will start promoting Michael Jackson keywords though? I won't as I wouldn't wish to profit from the death of someone but I suppose it is how you interpret things. I was just looking to add some DVDs to my Lovefilm list and he tops the top 5 DVDs, the general sector not the music one either. Amazing.
The sad thing about this whole thing in my opinion is the money generated from all the royalties after his death could have easy solved all the financial problems beforehand and not have caused him to do the concerts and be sued etc that no doubt led to his early death. No doubt there will be more to run on this story yet.
Written on Friday 26 June 2009 at 22:06:30 GMT (Permalink)
The album and video stores on iTunes are very much the same. I would say there is a good chance for some Michael Jackson singles and albums to appear in the top 10 this weekend if not the number one spot.
I have also noticed the TV listings are full of programs dedicated to him tonight.
Written on Friday 26 June 2009 at 23:11:18 GMT (Permalink)
@Ed - Thought the same. I hope places like Amazon, Play or iTunes release information about how many people have gone and bought a CD or DVD. I imagine truckloads have been sold in the last 24 hours alone.
As for profiting from this, I imagine there will be a few who see it as an opportunity. There's also a few places losing money from this turn of events. I saw sponsored ads this morning on Amazon for "guaranteed Michael Jackson tickets".
@Darren - He still dominates Amazon's top 10 a day later. I imagine he will do all weekend if not longer. Someone on TV said the impact of his death is comparable to Princess Diana or Elvis, hence the CD and DVD sales as well as the TV documentaries.
Written on Saturday 27 June 2009 at 11:24:24 GMT (Permalink)
Here's my playlist for anyone on spotify that is interested spotify:user:thepeacock:playlist:5LB8zOJJauNWWgdE5U0oGU
Written on Monday 06 July 2009 at 09:52:07 GMT (Permalink)
"Only" 17,000 lucky fans were allowed inside the Staples Center to commemorate Michael Jackson and for millions of fans who didn't have a ticket, Twitter served as their backstage pass to the Los Angeles memorial service for the King of Pop. It's AMAZING!
Written on Sunday 12 July 2009 at 22:25:15 GMT (Permalink)
Unfortunately it seems like your videos is taken away. According to some information I heard the other day, Amazon sold more CD:s the 48 hours after his death than the last 15 years. It was on radio in Sweden, so I'm not sure if it's from a valid source.
Written on Saturday 18 July 2009 at 07:02:45 GMT (Permalink)
@Stefan - That wouldn't surprise me :-)
Written on Saturday 18 July 2009 at 13:12:57 GMT (Permalink)
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