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