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”

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MICHAEL JACKSON: NOT TO TRUST EVERYBODY IN THE RECORD INDUSTRY

  The 2002 scenario marked the public back and forth of the war and the problems between MJ, Sony, and CEO Tommy Mottola. MJ words on Mottola speak alone. There is no need to comment any further, primarily because it must not be forgotten that Mr. Mottola was a hired man at the end of… Continue reading MICHAEL JACKSON: NOT TO TRUST EVERYBODY IN THE RECORD INDUSTRY