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    Default Re: Branca: Unreleased Music Unlikely in the Foreseeable Future

    Quote Originally Posted by Paris78 View Post

    John Branca gave a rare interview to WGUF Naples Talk Radio last Thursday (12/01/2017) to talk about his career and of course being the head of the Michael Jackson Estate.

    Here below the part of the show where he speaks about Michael Jackson and the Estate:

    Branca represented Michael Jackson for many years. The CBS news show “60 Minutes” credited him, as a trustee of Jackson’s estate, with the single greatest turnaround in entertainment history after he helped return more than $600 million to the estate in the first three years after Jackson’s death. The estate was $500 million in debt.

    “It was challenging at first,” he conceded.

    Here are just a few of the projects Branca helped orchestrate as a co-executor of the estate:

    » Michael Jackson ONE, a permanent Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas Mandalay Bay show that opened in June 2013 and is breaking attendance records;

    » Release of “Xscape” in 2014, an album of previously unreleased Jackson recordings, which reached No. 1 on the charts in 52 countries;

    » “Slave to the Rhythm,” a “holographic” Jackson performance at the Billboard Music Awards, netting over 11.5 million “live” views and hundreds of millions of views online.

    Branca teased there’s “more to come.” He credits the success of the estate more to Jackson’s talents than to his own, describing Jackson as the “greatest entertainer that ever lived.”

    “Michael was always breaking the rules and pushing the boundaries,” he said.

    Branca said he has kept relationships with other clients strictly professional, but that Jackson was different. Years ago, Jackson was the best man in Branca’s first wedding and showed up with a well-dressed date (his chimp, Bubbles, in a tuxedo). Branca still laughs when he talks about it today.
    The recent article that credited Michael's turnaround to the Estate's 'MAGIC' and this one that credited the Estate with the "single greatest turnaround in entertainment history" are flat out wrong and glad Branca called them out.

    It was Michael's unfortunate death that did it, and the fact that people don't appreciate what they have until it's gone.

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    Default Re: Branca: Unreleased Music Unlikely in the Foreseeable Future

    I would love more unreleased material, obviously. But if not there are TONS of other projects they need to focus on. For one, Michael Jackson is praised as the greatest performer of all time, and so it's mind boggling how little officially released footage we have of him live.


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