While most of the world’s attention regarding Michael Jackson is now being centered around the cause of his death the online world is celebrating his music and life the one way they know how – they’re downloading his music. On Amazon his music is currently taking up the top 14 spots on the bestselling album list. Over at the iTunes to 10 album list is top heavy with Jackson albums taking up the top 7 spots.
As well the gang over at TorrentFreak are reporting on how well Jackson’s music is doing on BitTorrent sites.
At the time of writing the three most active torrents in the music section on the largest torrent indexer, Mininova, are all compilations or discographies from the “King of Pop”. On top is a torrent listing 30 Michael Jackson albums, The Jackson 5 and The Jacksons, totaling 1.94 GB of music.
Even the tag clouds found on some of the BitTorrent sites are showing a lot of activity around the Jackson name and music.
As with Elvis when he died I imagine the rush to get Michael Jackson’s music will increase over the next little while as people rush to get a slice of history.