Ok, so Google Play in the United States are giving away Michael Jackson’s album Thriller for FREE! For those living outside of the US can still enjoy a hugely discounted copy of Thriller, for example, in the UK the album has been discounted for £2.99.
from the Estate Of Michael Jackson:
Many of you have seen tweets and other social media posts today announcing that Google Play is giving away Thriller in the U.S. This is a great promotion that Sony set up with the permission of the Estate. Google Play (or any retailer) is free to set pricing (including giving away) any items that they wish – the label is still paid for those units, just like any other record. The Estate appreciates Google Play wanting to pay homage to the biggest selling album of all time and it’s a great way for Google to celebrate the album and encourage interest in Michael’s music by new fans!
The Official Online Team of The Michael Jackson Estate™