Michael Jackson’s final album – yours for just £600
Want to hear the final ‘shamones' of Michael Jackson on his posthumous new album? Well, it’s going to take more than an iTunes voucher, I’m afraid. If you want to get your ears on the King of Pop’s farewell creation, you’ll have to spend £600. Why? Because you can only get it if you buy the new Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone.
Yes, it’s bad. It’s bad. You know it.
This fiendish move by Sony is bound to bring all the hardcore Michael Jackson fans running wildly towards the new Xperia - which is supposed to be a good piece of kit – but it’s not very fair for anyone else wanting to hear his final work without having to invest in a new and expensive smartphone.
Will there be a release of the album for people who don’t have £600 to drop on an exclusive albumphone bundle? Who knows. One thing's for sure – MJ has enough crazy diehard fans out there to give the forthcoming Xperia Z2 a head start in sales.
What next in the depressing world of marketing? Will we have to buy a pair of Timberlands to get the next Justin Timberlake record? A royal yacht to hear Prince? What a bleedin' rip off.