The inaccuracy and the falsehood of a New York Time article related Michael Jackson financial crisis in 2006 before the public eyes, compared to what actually was the real situation behind closed doors. Read More
How and why Michael Jackson corporate investment loans with Bank Of America ended up in the hands of a company specialized in distressed debts and risky investments such Fortress Corp. Michael Jackson assets were NOT overleveraged entities neither at risk of impending bankruptcy. But it is evident that someone or something was actively working behind the scenes to bring his assets in those conditions. Read More
“SMASH HITS” Magazine, January 6, 1983
. . .or are they all round at Michael Jackson’s placemaking platinum-selling records and movies? An everyday story of rich and famous folk, starring Steven Spielberg and Adam Ant and Paul McCartney and Mark Ellen. Read More
We do not know many things about Michael Jackson, and much of what we know sometimes is pretty incorrect. He was too often flanked by teams of so-called public relations officers who seemed to do their best to help the press to bring out negative or fake news all over the world. Perhaps the youngsters do not know it, but back in 1992, Michael Jackson was accused of plagiarism. The issue ended up in court. Another false story his PR/legal entourage failed to dab still today’s. And still today this singer keep on dubious and very smart innuendos on this matter, followed up by a disingenuous and disinformed Italian media. Read More
A brief timeline of the dirty corporations’ games toward the already problematic financial situation of Michael Jackson immediately after his acquittal from the 2005 criminal charges. Media trumpeting half-truth through the usual “anonymous sources” and spreading around the general public and financial institutions a distorted perception of him. Read More
In the month of November twenty-six years ago, Michael Jackson album “Dangerous” was on his way to reach the store’s shelves and it might be refreshing for old and new fans to remember how Media (NOT) welcomed this great masterpiece.
Since the news that Michael Jackson’s had a new album coming the fall of 1991, Media wondered what to expect from the ”King of Pop’s” new release ”Dangerous”. Read More
With all the goodies the Michael Jackson estate has spoiled us with during this 8 years – fake songs – garbage remixes – DVD of grotesque quality – probably no one noticed but strangely happened that they put some real money into the preservation of Michael Jackson’s work! And surely a good chunk. Read More
While MEDIA’s acclaim the 30 years of the BAD album today’s I remember very well that it wasn’t like that in 1987. Michael Jackson had to earn media respect been beyond reproach for his fantastic work (As always). Read More
On November 2016, the Judge ruled that Sony would be a non-participant in the trial on two causes of action in Quincy Jones’ lawsuit for breach of contracts. Although Sony was a defendant in the suit, it was not a party to the trial, which was focused only on Quincy Jones’ breach of contract claims against MJJ Productions Inc. Sony is not named as a defendant on those counts but is named on a third count such “accounting”. The “expert report opinion” already in the web represent the whole claims made to Sony and MJJP.
Why a partial judgment verdict? Sony did not present yet the relevant documents and/or hired suitable experts to support and clarify the issues and damages of the “expert report”. That’s the reason why it could not be discussed during the judgment. We would not be surprised if – at the end – Sony will choose a way in the middle, settling the matter with a confidential agreement with Quincy Jones. Read More
The Truth About Michael Jackson and Sony Agreements: Guess how many times Michael had to Audit them?
When Michael Jackson appeared in Harlem with Al Sharpton’s National Action Network for their Music Industry Initiative, on July 6, 2002, he blamed and described the recording industry itself as racist and denounced the injustice of the music industry against artists, dead and alive.
Tabloids jumped immediately on the bandwagon and there was no shortage of media coverage of the outburst, which spectacularly backfired on him. Most media accounts dismissed the episode as just one more example of Michael Jackson’s notoriously bizarre and eccentric behavior. The usual mockery headlines tried to convince readers that what was happening, was not just a black-and-white issue. Read More
DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN THERE WAS ALL OVER THE PRESS THE DISPUTE OF SONY TELLING THAT MICHAEL JACKSON USED THE ENTIRE ADVANCES FOR PRODUCING THE INVINCIBLE ALBUM AND THAT’S WAS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY THE COMPANY DID NOT SUPPORT HIM, ADDING HE WAS OWNING THEM 200 MILLION?
Many people think that record companies loan money to artists to record their album. Well, there is a big difference between an “advance” and a loan. Read More
What every fan should keep in mind – when reading something about Michael Jackson – is what the MAN himself told us in words/verses and have a concrete idea how things really work in the music industry. Then, Michael Jackson words become crystal clear.
Michael Jackson was not a newbie, neither naive nor ignorant. He knew the business very well. He grew up in the music industry and saw the music industry grew up with him. He did know everything, but sadly be aware of what surround you, sometimes it’s not enough to win a war.
When MJ and his brothers left Motown Records, signed on with CBS Records, in 1975. According to John Branca, after “Off The Wall”, he negotiated for MJ a separated contract and a new agreement with BMI, a company that collects artists royalties coming from the public performances of the songs (relating publishing, not recording royalties). Read More