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Michael Jackson Breaks Billboard Charts Records (2.6 Million Downloads,580,00 CD's Sold In U.S.)
Billboard ^ | 6-30-2009

Posted on 06/30/2009 10:32:36 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache

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1 posted on 06/30/2009 10:32:36 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

Who gets the money?


2 posted on 06/30/2009 10:36:15 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: freekitty

The people that killed him.


3 posted on 06/30/2009 10:37:15 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (...and never forget that!)
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4 posted on 06/30/2009 10:37:30 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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Isn’t that...kind of weird?

I mean, if you like the guy’s music, then you should own his music. *Already*.

But if you like the guy’s music because he’s dead....

I suppose a newish generation of youngsters not generally familiar with his book of tunes have been inundated by the wall-to-wall media coverage and cannot help but act as the consumers they’ve been trained to be.


5 posted on 06/30/2009 10:38:16 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (What kind of organization answers the phone if you call a suicide hotline in Gaza City?)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I would rather have kids downloading Jackson on the Internet, then having to download Jackson at the Neverland Ranch.


6 posted on 06/30/2009 10:38:32 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I contributed in my own little way by buying 4 Thriller songs from iTunes.


7 posted on 06/30/2009 10:38:50 PM PDT by libh8er
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They do:
8 posted on 06/30/2009 10:39:17 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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The people who extended $400 million in credit to Jackson.


9 posted on 06/30/2009 10:39:49 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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I would rather have kids downloading Jackson on the Internet, than having to download Jackson at the Neverland Ranch.


10 posted on 06/30/2009 10:40:50 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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You are proud of that joke I see ;)


11 posted on 06/30/2009 10:41:35 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (An oath to a liar is no oath at all)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Joe Jackson and the rest of the Jackson “entourage” would like to thank you!


12 posted on 06/30/2009 10:42:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey America! How's that "hope and change" thing working out?)
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To: My Favorite Headache

No, simply ashamed of my use of then instead of than.


13 posted on 06/30/2009 10:43:14 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Yes, the ones who OD’d MJ on oxycodine, or whatever the name of the prescription drug was.

Coincidentally, this same type of drug killed Heath Ledger in his NY apartment early last year.


14 posted on 06/30/2009 10:45:01 PM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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On the peer to peer or “file sharing” networks yesterday, the top 10 music downloads were ALL MJ.


15 posted on 06/30/2009 10:47:18 PM PDT by max americana
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That figures.


16 posted on 06/30/2009 10:47:24 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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Who are the idiots out there buying this music?

I’ve never known anyone to go and buy music because a musician died. Haven’t these people heard of BitTorrent? lol


17 posted on 06/30/2009 10:54:28 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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Ok I'm going to be a contrarian on this Michael Jackson thing. First my condolences to the family although they don't look like they deserve it. As the saying goes “...the death of any man diminishes me...” or something like that.

But the amount of attention to this is beyond absurd. I'm not surprised by the Entertainment Press. This is more or less their job. But the behavior of the MSM is outrageous. The amount of time on this is preposterous. Fox News in particular is disgusting. I thought better of them. I guess anything for ratings.

The truth of the matter is that Michael Jackson's life is a tragedy brought on by having fame greatly in excess of his talent. Yes I said it. Jackson was a really good dancer and performer but for real rock and roll fans he was lame. His fan base are the types who really don't like true rock and roll, rhythm and blues and the like. He was POP and that's it. He wasn't even Soul. I don't think he wrote any of his own material (I might be wrong on that). He didn't play an instrument that I'm aware of and he didn't have a great singing voice. Ask yourself a question, does anyone cover Michael Jackson tunes” ? I didn't think so.

Yes he had his adoring fan base (mostly people with no taste). Yes Thriller was a good album. Although the test of time will diminish it. I really don't understand his popularity. He was a precursor of the trash Madonna. Without Jackson, she would not have been possible. It's hype over substance.

I won't go into his personnel life. It's been covered enough. Suffice it to say it was beyond bizarre.

I'm saddened by his death. It was a tragedy. But as for my opinion his fame and talent were GREATLY EXAGGERATED” .

18 posted on 06/30/2009 11:03:31 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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Must have faced some “stiff” competition.
19 posted on 06/30/2009 11:05:17 PM PDT by BigCinBigD ('When a man believes that any stick will do, he at once picks up a boomerang,')
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

I’ve been buying a ton of vinyl at garage sales the last couple of years. I usually buy in bulk and throw away the Lawrence welk, etc.

Anyway, I ended up with a lot of “Thriller” and others on vinyl. Interestingly, whenever a 30-something steps into my studio and sees on of my copies of Thriller, they just gotta hear it. It is kinda comical.


20 posted on 06/30/2009 11:06:43 PM PDT by RobRoy (This too will pass. But it will hurt like a you know what.)
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