Jackson Sales Soar In The UK

Jackson Sales Soar In The UK
Michael Jackson has sold more albums than any other act in the UK since his death on June 25, 2009, with a combined total of 4.31 million album and track sales, according to the Official Charts Company. Since his death, Jackson has moved 2.77 million albums and 1.54 million singles, placing him above Michael Bublé as the biggest-selling album artist for the last 12 months. Jackson's best-selling single in the UK is the GRAMMY-nominated "Man In The Mirror," followed by GRAMMY winners "Billie Jean" and "Thriller," and "Smooth Criminal," all of which sold more than 100,000 units for the year ending June 25. (6/25)

ASCAP Honors Broughton, McCarthy
GRAMMY-nominated composer Bruce Broughton was honored with the ASCAP Henry Mancini Career Achievement Award in Film & Television Music at the performing rights organization's 25th annual Film & Television Music Awards on June 24. Composer/conductor/arranger Dennis McCarthy was honored with the ASCAP Golden Note Award, and for the first time the event presented the Top Video Game Award, honoring GRAMMY-winning producer Lorne Balfe and GRAMMY-winning composer/arranger Hans Zimmer for their work on "Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2." (6/25)

Hewlett Packard Buys Melodeo
Hewlett Packard has acquired Melodeo, the parent company of music streaming service nuTsie, for an estimated $30 to $35 million. The service allows users to stream their iTunes library using the Web and smart phone devices including the Google Android, BlackBerry and iPhone, without downloading the files. (6/25)

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