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Michael Jackson Official Birthday Bash full details

August 10, 2017 • By

On Tuesday August 29th, The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil are hosting the 5th Annual Michael Jackson ONE celebration for the King of Pop’s birthday. Gather together with all of the other Michael Jackson fans for a celebration in Las Vegas and plan to spend the afternoon at the Michael Jackson ONE Theater enjoying all of the festivities! More surprises for events at Mandalay Bay to celebrate Michael will be announced soon.

Come celebrate the King of Pop’s birthday!

UPDATE: Announcing the schedule of events for the Michael Jackson Birthday Celebration! read more

Documentary, Estate News, Events, News

Thriller 3D confirmed at the Venice Film Festival

July 27, 2017 • By

Venice Film Festival has started and surprise!! Thriller 3D and the Making of Thriller are in the lists!

OUT OF COMPETITION – SPECIAL EVENTS
Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D, dir: John Landis
Making Of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, dir: Jerry Kramer

From the Michael Jackson Estate:

For months, you all have been rabidly discussing rumors about “Thriller 3D.” We are happy to confirm that the rumors are true! Many of you may have seen the announcement this morning: The Venice Film Festival will premiere “Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D” at this year’s event. We cannot announce any more details at this time, but we will be sure to do so as those details become available. read more

Estate News, Law Suit, News

Michael Jackson estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4 million, jury rules

July 27, 2017 • By

A California jury on Wednesday ordered Michael Jackson’s production company to pay mega-producer Quincy Jones more than $9.4 million in royalty damages for his work on the blockbuster albums “Thriller,” Bad” and “Off the Wall,” agreeing that the company shorted him while declining to award the full $30 million Jones sought.

The jury of 10 women and two men deliberated for more than two days before reaching its verdict, following a nearly two-week trial. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame producer filed suit in 2013, saying the company controlled by Jackson’s estate had breached long-standing contracts after the singer’s death, when interest in the King of Pop’s music surged. read more

Estate News, Law Suit, News

Jury Begins Deliberations in Quincy Jones-Michael Jackson Estate Royalties Dispute

July 25, 2017 • By

Talk of “word games” dominated closing arguments in the royalties trial between Quincy Jones and a company owned by Michael Jackson’s estate — and a jury of 10 women and two men will soon have to define terms like “record” and “videoshow” to determine how much money, if any, the producer is owed.

Jones sued MJJ Productions in 2013, claiming that after the King of Pop’s death Jones was shorted tens of millions in royalties and wrongfully denied the opportunity to remix works he created with the artist. The estate says some run of the mill accounting errors did cause Jones to be shorted, but he’s owed about $392,000 — not the $30 million he’s asking for. read more

Estate News, News, SONY/ATV

Michael Jackson’s estate renews deal with Sony

July 21, 2017 • By

The Michael Jackson Estate has decided to re-up its deal with Sony/ATV to administer the music publishing rights to some of the King of Pop’s best-known songs, the publisher confirmed on Thursday.

Sony/ATV, run by Martin Bandier, won the rights to the Mijac Music catalogue in 2012 from Warner/Chappelle, which had held them since 1980.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it is believed to be a long-term arrangement.
That deal expired recently, and the Mijac catalogue came up for bidding. read more