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Could There Be a Michael Jackson x Supreme Collaboration in the Works?

April 14, 2017 • By

It hasn’t been confirmed officially yet but a collaboration between SUPREME and the Michael Jackson Estate may be coming soon. While a few pieces have apparently surfaced on Instagram, only time will tell if Michael Jackson will officially in a limited collection at supreme. So “TBC” has to be put on this news!

Check this out below and let us know what you think? For sure, I am not going to queue for hours if this is the design in place! LOL

SOURCE: Instagram

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Quincy Jones Can’t DQ Atty Expert In Jackson Royalty Row

April 12, 2017 • By

Law360, Los Angeles (April 11, 2017, 10:51 PM EDT) — A California judge on Tuesday rejected Quincy Jones’ request to disqualify an attorney expert designated by Sony and Michael Jackson’s production company in Jones’ $10 million royalty battle, saying there wasn’t a “factual basis” showing the attorney was privy to confidential information when his former firm represented Jones.

Jones’ suit alleges that MJJ Productions Inc., which is controlled by Jackson’s estate, and Sony cheated him out of royalties for the soundtrack to “This Is It” — the documentary about the King of Pop released just months after Jackson’s 2009 death — and the Cirque du Soleil show featuring music from three Jackson albums Jones produced: “Off the Wall,” “Thriller” and “Bad.”

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Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Extends Reign as Highest Certified Album in U.S. History

February 16, 2017 • By

Doug Morris, Rob Stringer, John Branca, L.A. Reid, Richard Storey and Karen Langford.

The seminal 1982 album passes the 33-times platinum mark.

Michael Jackson’s blockbuster album Thriller just keeps on getting bigger. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has certified the set at 33-times platinum in the U.S., extending Thriller’s record as the highest certified album in history.

That means Thriller — released in 1982 — has earned 33 million equivalent album units in the U.S. That sum blends traditional album sales (one album sale equals one unit), tracks sold from an album (10 tracks sold equals one unit) and on-demand audio and/or video streams (1,500 streams equals one unit).

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IRS vs The Estate of Michael Jackson -Daily updates

February 9, 2017 • By

Michael Jackson’s $700M Last Dance With IRS Kicks Off In LA
Los Angeles (February 6, 2017, 11:46 PM EST) — Michael Jackson’s estate delivered opening statements Monday in its battle with the Internal Revenue Service over a tax bill that could reach $700 million, rejecting claims that Jackson’s image and music rights were worth over $800 million when he died and arguing they were instead rendered worthless by debts and scandal.

During the first day of a trial in Los Angeles that’s expected to run for several weeks, attorneys for the estate and the IRS laid out their respective cases to U.S. Tax Judge Mark Holmes, who is visiting from the tax court’s home base in Washington, D.C., to decide whether the estate underreported its value by hundreds of millions of dollars at the time of the King of Pop’s death in June 2009.

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John Branca Takes the Stand in Michael Jackson Tax Trial

February 7, 2017 • By

Prominent music attorney John Branca took the stand Monday on the first day of trial in a potentially billion-dollar tax fight between Michael Jackson’s estate and the IRS.

Branca, who represented the King of Pop off and on for nearly three decades, took the stand after lunch and spent nearly four hours being examined by Jackson estate attorney Howard Weitzman.

The trial is expected to last three weeks, as attorneys for the estate and the government each work to convince a judge that their value of Jackson’s likeness at the time of his death is the correct one. Jackson is widely considered one of the greatest musical talents who ever lived — but the court will have to decide whether accusations of child molestation, rumors of drug use and a lack of tours and album releases in the last few years of his life were enough to lower the value of his brand.

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