SAN MATEO, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Network Entertainment International today announced that Music Unlimited, the company's cloud-based streaming music service, will exclusively stream one new track a day from Michael Jackson's new album, XSCAPE, from May 5 to May 9.
Each track and corresponding unique album artwork will be revealed via the Sony Entertainment Network blog (http://blog.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com) and available to listen to on Music Unlimited at midnight EDT starting May 5, and each following day at midnight through May 9. While the full-length XSCAPE LP features eight tracks, the initial five preview tracks will be available prior to the album's launch.
The five songs are featured on XSCAPE, which will be available on Music Unlimited at launch. The new album, which is executive produced by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid, is a long-awaited collection of exciting new music that will thrill the legions of fans of one of the world's most revered and best-selling artists, as well as attract a whole new generation discovering his artistry for the first time.
Also beginning May 5, fans can view an exclusive interview footage from some of the producers of the album via PlayStation®Store on PlayStation®4 (PS4) and PlayStation®3 (PS3) entertainment devices, as well as on the web at www. MUnlimited.com/MichaelJackson.
Sony Xperia customers will receive a free download of the XSCAPE album at its digital release if they purchase select new smartphones and tablets, including the new Xperia™ Z2 and Xperia Z1S devices.
All exclusive offers are part of the 'One Sony' collaboration of Sony Group's entertainment and electronics.
Further details on the XSCAPE album can be found at www.michaeljackson.com.
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ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON
Michael Jackson is one of the most beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time. He was also a dedicated philanthropist and an astute business professional. To date Jackson has sold 1 billion records worldwide, released 13 No.1 singles and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Jackson as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time and "Thriller" as the Biggest Selling Album of All Time. Jackson won 17 Grammy Awards including 8 in one year, a record in itself, and received 26 American Music Awards, including the Artist of the Century Award. Jackson defined the art form of music video with such ground-breaking short films as "Billie Jean," "Beat It" and the classic "Thriller," which in 2009 became the first and only music video inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. In his short films "Black or White", "They Don't Care About Us", "Bad and "Smooth Criminal" and others, Jackson set an aesthetic standard for video production that remains unsurpassed even today. The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil have produced two top shows: Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour is the #9 top grossing tour of all time; and MICHAEL JACKSON ONE, a new permanent show at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, which is breaking box office records and receiving critical raves. Jackson's sound, style and dance moves continue to inspire today's performers and new generations of fans worldwide continue to discover his artistry.
ABOUT MUSIC UNLIMITED
Music Unlimited is a cloud-based streaming music service that hosts a global catalog of over 25 million licensed songs1 including all major US labels, leading independent labels and major publishers worldwide. Originally launched in December 2010, Music Unlimited is available on a wide array of devices including PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, Android™ smartphones and tablets, iPhone®, PCs, and many more. Music Unlimited is the music subscription service for people who want to be able to enjoy their music whenever they want, wherever they are, without paying for individual songs or albums. Music Unlimited is available in 19 countries around the world including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States. For more information, please visit: http://sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/music-unlimited.
ABOUT SONY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK
Sony Entertainment Network is the ultimate destination for digital music, movies, games and more. All through the convenience of a single account, Sony Entertainment Network is a global comprehensive network platform that unifies Sony's digital entertainment experience across a growing ecosystem of Sony and non-Sony devices. Additional information about Sony Entertainment Network can be found by visiting: blog.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com, www.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com, www.facebook.com/sonyentertainment, and www.twitter.com/sonyentnet.
1 Number of tracks available from catalog varies by country and may be less.
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