Intellectual Property & Music Business

WHEN MJ SPOKE HIS MIND AT THE NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK

When Michael Jackson appeared at the National Action Network in Harlem with Al Sharpton’s, he was trying to let people know how the music industry was hopelessly corrupt. He blamed them, described the recording industry as racist, and denounced the injustice against artists, dead and alive. At that time, it was not just Michael Jackson… Continue reading WHEN MJ SPOKE HIS MIND AT THE NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK

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JACKSON’ JOINT VENTURES, MASTER RECORDING AND “SONY SUCKS”

  The above excerpt represents the beginning of Jackson's Invincible album promotion that meant the opening of the poisonous Pandora’s box between Sony Music and Michael Jackson Corp. An amendment in Sony ATV Operating Agreement dated 2000 related to section 7.9, the Put Option. The value has been increased by 45 million dollars, bringing the… Continue reading JACKSON’ JOINT VENTURES, MASTER RECORDING AND “SONY SUCKS”

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MICHAEL JACKSON & SONY DIS – AGREEMENTS

Michael Jackson's dispute with Sony Music started long before the "Invincible" production. That had only been the tip of the iceberg.

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THE INAPPROPRIATE EXPLOITATION OF MJ’S CATALOG IN THE NINETIES

When MJ and his brothers left Motown Records, they signed with CBS Records in 1975. After the Off The Wall album, attorney John Branca negotiated for Michael Jackson a separated contract and new agreement with BMI, a company that collects artists' royalties from songs public performance. Meanwhile, Thriller became the biggest selling album of music… Continue reading THE INAPPROPRIATE EXPLOITATION OF MJ’S CATALOG IN THE NINETIES

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MJ AND THE NEW ECONOMY

The Michael Jackson projected into the New Millennium was no longer the man who shared the podium with the then President of the United States, Ronald Reagan. Aside from the new artistic maturity and quality of content production, ten years later, he was “poorer.” (poor in the broad sense, considering his privileged status). The New… Continue reading MJ AND THE NEW ECONOMY