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Digital Digest: Digital music sales, Michael Jackson, The Hives and more

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Producer Will Producer Will | 14:54 UK time, Monday, 3 October 2011

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Digital Music sales are increasingly going up and accounts for 28.2% of UK album sales, according to the latest figures released by the BPI. Although, they aren’t making up for the drop in album sales on the high street. Music Ally have more.

The Michael Jackson tribute concert in Cardiff will be the first Facebook pay-per-view event. Costing $3.99 in advance – or 40 Facebook credits - the event will see a varied range of acts from Smokey Robinson to JLS and a beamed in Beyonce take to the Millennium Stadium stage. More details at Hypebeast.

Whatever happened to The Hives – well Some Kind of Awesome are speculating about a new album. But one thing is for sure, they’ve recorded a new track for FIFA 12, called Thousand Answers, and it’s also at SKOA.

NME.com have a new Noel Gallagher track you can listen to called Alone on the Rope – which isn’t set to be on album High Flying Birds, as well as a very short interview where he reveals all he can about brother Liam.

The video for the lead single from Spank Rock’s new album is out. The track is called #1 Hit – and you can watch it on YouTube.

It’s been quite a year for Metronomy. The English Riviera has won huge acclaim, and although it didn’t win the Mercury – a nomination ain’t bad. They’d go as far as saying “Everything Goes My Way.” Well maybe not – but here’s the new video on YouTube for Everything Goes My Way.

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