Apple pushes Ping with exclusive Michael Jackson song

2 Dec 2010

Apple has landed an exclusive track from the late Michael Jackson called ‘Much Too Soon’. The song can be accessed by streaming it through the Ping social music service it launched in October.

The World Premiere of the track is exclusively available on Ping by navigating to the official Michael Jackson account, according to AppleInsider.

The song ‘Much Too Soon’ is taken from a new album from the late star called ‘Michael’, which features 10 new songs and contributions from 50 Cent, Akon and Lenny Kravitz.

It was written at the time that Jackson was working on the 1982 bestselling album of all time, Thriller.

The official Ping account for Jackson reads: “Michael always liked the song but never found the right home for it; here it finds its place as the bittersweet closing to the stellar collection.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years