Apple releases new Michael Jackson song on Ping social music application


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Apple Inc.’s new social networking website for music is exclusively offering a single from Michael Jackson’s yet-to-be-released posthumous album, Michael.

Fans who are clamoring for the song, “Much Too Soon,” can find it on Apple’s Ping, which is built into the iTunes app on iPhone and iPod Touch.


“Much Too Soon” is the third tune from Michael to hit the Web ahead of its Dec. 14 release. “Breaking News” and “Hold My Hand” both appeared on Jackson’s official website in November.


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Top photo: Album cover for the yet-to-be-released Michael Jackson album. Credit:


Lower photo: Logo of Ping, Apple’s new social music app. Credit: Apple Inc.