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

Intellectual Property & Music Business

MICHAEL JACKSON’S 2006 REFINANCING ASSETS: GIVE US ALL YOU OWN

This blog is a continuation of MJ 2006 refinancing assets: the Sony- Fortress-obstacles. I want to highlight that the clause Citigroup imposed on Sony clearly must have come following the examination in detail of Michael Jackson's Bank of America accounts statements, which had highlighted payments shortcomings of royalties and revenues of MJ 50% partnership Sony… Continue reading MICHAEL JACKSON’S 2006 REFINANCING ASSETS: GIVE US ALL YOU OWN

Intellectual Property & Music Business

MICHAEL JACKSON’S 2006 REFINANCING ASSETS: THE SONY/FORTRESS OBSTACLES

At the beginning of January 2006, while media carried on to portray Michael Jackson's apparent fluffy life, splinted between marriage invitations and shopping binge, his middle eastern advisors were actively looking for solutions to close the loop around useless meetings and related postponements that seemed very much an excuse to drive MJ to the point… Continue reading MICHAEL JACKSON’S 2006 REFINANCING ASSETS: THE SONY/FORTRESS OBSTACLES

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MICHAEL JACKSON MIGHT HAVE WANTED TO SELL SONY/ATV. BUT NOT TO SONY

On May 25, 2005, Michael went to court, along with his parents, to listen to Chris Tucker's cross-examination. Meanwhile, the two trusts created by Fortress for the specific acquisition of Bank Of America was processing plenty of documents. MJ's loans with Bank of America were an investment deal at ten years, both expiring in December… Continue reading MICHAEL JACKSON MIGHT HAVE WANTED TO SELL SONY/ATV. BUT NOT TO SONY

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MJ:”SOMETIMES PEOPLE DO THINGS BEYOND THE SCOPE OF WHAT I TELL THEM TO DO”

On January 16, 2004, his formal arraignment drew a horde of news media and in Santa Barbara County. The press did not cease to put their nose in his business and in what they called "his mysterious finances." Depending on the source, Jackson was either spending his way into bankruptcy or presiding over wealthy music… Continue reading MJ:”SOMETIMES PEOPLE DO THINGS BEYOND THE SCOPE OF WHAT I TELL THEM TO DO”