Intellectual Property & Music Business

NO MORE ATV: ANOTHER CHAPTER OF MICHAEL JACKSON LEGACY CLOSES

Sony has re-branded its now huge publishing catalog with the original name, after giving it up 26 years ago, since the company established in 1995 a joint venture with Michael Jackson. That merger brought together Sony Music Publishing, an average catalog at that time,  with the prestigious Jackson’s ATV that owned the Northern Songs catalog,… Continue reading NO MORE ATV: ANOTHER CHAPTER OF MICHAEL JACKSON LEGACY CLOSES

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IMAGE BUILDING IN THE ’80 AND MICHAEL JACKSON SUCCESS

The black and pop music division in record companies was traditionally segregated and the budgets afforded were small compared to those given to promising white pop acts. Plus, a black artist still had to prove himself on the black charts while building his image as a pop artist waiting for the opportunity to be there,… Continue reading IMAGE BUILDING IN THE ’80 AND MICHAEL JACKSON SUCCESS

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NEVERLAND HISTORY: MICHAEL JACKSON’S RANCH THAT MADE THE WORLD DREAM

If you do not know the history of Neverland, then you may not know that the Ranch is located in the area where the Native American Chumash tribe lived in for millennia: the first settlements, in fact, date back to about 10,000 years ago. The Chumash have left a wide range of cave paintings inside… Continue reading NEVERLAND HISTORY: MICHAEL JACKSON’S RANCH THAT MADE THE WORLD DREAM

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NEVERLAND IS SOLD, BUT IT WILL ALWAYS BE PART OF MICHAEL JACKSON’S HISTORY

The sale of Neverland - the historic home owned by Michael Jackson - caused quite a stir in the news. At the point that even the Wall Street Journal published an article. US businessman Ron Buckle, the majority shareholder of Soho House, the private restaurant and club chain, bought Sycamore Valley Ranch - for $… Continue reading NEVERLAND IS SOLD, BUT IT WILL ALWAYS BE PART OF MICHAEL JACKSON’S HISTORY

Discography

REMEMBERING MICHAEL JACKSON ALBUM DANGEROUS

On November 26 of twenty-nine years ago, Michael Jackson's album Dangerous was on his way to reach the store's shelves, and it might be refreshing to remember how Media (NOT) welcomed this great masterpiece. Since the news that Michael Jackson's had a new album coming by the fall of 1991, Media wondered what to expect… Continue reading REMEMBERING MICHAEL JACKSON ALBUM DANGEROUS