Intellectual Property & Music Business

FOR THE RECORDS: THE MICHAEL JACKSON ESTATE VS. IRS TRIAL SUMMARY

Finally, the IRS matter close, and the Michael Jackson Estate can soon go out of the probate court rules after nearly 12 years. In the dispute between the Michael Jackson Estate and IRS, nobody won the judgment case (although the media and some fans saw it as a win-lose battle). The executors of the Michael… Continue reading FOR THE RECORDS: THE MICHAEL JACKSON ESTATE VS. IRS TRIAL SUMMARY

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