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Amazon to have This Is It digital exclusive

By | Published on Thursday 15 October 2009

Amazon MP3 is expected to be the exclusive digital distributor of the new Michael Jackson compilation ‘This Is It’, which is the soundtrack to the movie documentary about the singer of the same name.

Much of the album is a greatest hits package, of course, so individual tracks are already available via most of Amazon’s competitors, however new song ‘This Is It’ and a couple of other exclusives will only be available as part of the full long player.

The deal will mean that iTunes will not stock the new Jacko album. However, Digital Music News have speculated that the new long player was unlikely to appear on the Apple service anyways because Sony and the Jackson clan don’t want the soundtrack sold piecemeal track by track and, of course, iTunes still insists that customers have that facility.