PRLog (Press Release)
- May 10, 2012 -
Beastie Boys Record Store - The increase is not unprecedented. Sales for musicians such as Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson increased significantly following their deaths. Beastie Boys album sales have increased by 1235 percent since the death of Adam Yauch, aka MCA, from cancer last week.
Seven Beastie Boys albums have made an appearance on the Billboard Hot 200 this week, their debut album Licensed to Ill at No.18. The last time the classic album was seen on the chart was in 1986 where it became the first hip-hop LP to hit No.1. Speak about timing.
However the surviving band members and their label might not pocket all of the profits. A day before Adam's passing, Beastie Boys were slapped with a lawsuit by record label Tuf America. All HipHop reported Tuf America are claiming copyright infringement from samples used on the first Beastie Boys albums both released in the late 1980s before sampling laws came in to effect. If their suit is thriving they may profit heavily from the recent sales peak of Beastie Boys music. Visit Bestie Boys Record Store: http://astore.amazon.co.uk/beastieboysrecordstore-21
Beastie boys Record Store is celebrated worldwide, & sometimes special releases are available in most countries, but not in another. That is the case with Beastie Boys RSD release, a 7 inch single for Make Some Noise/Make Some Noise (PassioPit remix). It couldnt get in to US stores in time, but the band desired to benefit a lovely cause & make some US based peeps happy simultaneously, so in a rare move, will be selling an tiny amount of these 7 inch singles online, with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross Japan Relief fund. These bad boys will go on sale the morning of Record Store Day, Listen to Beastie Boys Records Visit: http://astore.amazon.co.uk/