The People’s Digital Download Platform ‘MBop’ to sell deluxe special edition 25th Anniversary ‘Thriller’ album

Mbop are delighted to announce that the super deluxe 25th Anniversary special edition of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ is available to buy from their download platform. This special edition features all the original tracks that turned Michael into a global megastar, a fantastic previously unreleased bonus track and remixes from some of today’s biggest international acts including will.i,am, Akon and Kanye West.

For the past 18 months, MBop has been the sleeping giant of the legal download fraternity. With an amassed catalogue of over 1.5 million tracks across all music genres, MBop has sold over 2 million downloads from its ever growing army of users. With virtually no publicity, MBop is fast becoming the savvy downloaders’ online mp3 shop of choice. The Thriller release also marks MBop’s license partnership with Sony BMG with includes a focus on their back catalogue. Sony BMG state;

“Working with MBop Megastore aligns our focus on catalogue artists and brings superstar Sony BMG artists such as Michael Jackson, Elvis and Bob Dylan to the forefront of the digital store”. -Alex Vlassopulos, Digital Business Development.

Thriller is the biggest selling album of all time, having now been certified 27 x Platinum –and counting! Two digital versions are available for download, one as per the physical release, and one super deluxe version with additional tracks unavailable physically – sure to send music collectors and the MJ faithful alike into a frenzy!

MBop is headed by 80’s punk icon Paul Ballance, who achieved notoriety with his excessive punk band the ‘Warm Jets’ amongst others, with whom he shared stages with the likes of The Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop and Ian Dury.

Paul is now a music industry entrepreneur, and set about starting up Mbop a few years ago. His aim was to create a music platform that is both user-orientated and a useful business tool for new artists, record labels and fellow entrepreneurs who want to pedal their wares online.

A true visionary with experience of both sides of the fence, Paul has a unique insight in to the music market. This is evident in the fact that MBop has already sold over two million tracks before its official launch, and will now share in the glory of a monumental special edition digital release!


For more information contact Ben Allen or Jem Bahaijoub 020 7735 0206Notes to the Editor:
There are many strings to the Mbop bow as it is a Complete Digital Music Service
Mbop Digital – Complete range of digital and physical label services.
Mbop Global – Worldwide licensing and distribution of music and video catalogues.
Mbop Promotions – Full online and physical press and radio promotion.
Mbop Megastore – Chart linked music and video downloads.