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

    Quote Originally Posted by SmoothGangsta View Post
    I have to disagree with this. Everyone who heard those vocals knew instantly they weren't Michael
    I have to respectfully disagree with you. It was probably because I was in denial (as a fan, this was my first Michael Jackson album release so I was VERY keen), but for the first few years I believed them to be Michael's, just that his vocals were overly processed because it was a demo so they wouldn't be top notch. That reasoning was more than enough for me and I simply accepted it as it was. I remember someone even went on... Oprah or Ellen or whatever to say they had applied heaps of "melodyne" to the voice and that was good enough for me. I imagine if you told someone such as McCain (who's background is not in audio engineering, IIRC) either of those reasons, he would've believed it too. Hell, he probably was told that.

    There was lots of commotion in the fan community back then... people on different sides with different reasoning. A year or so later, I had changed my opinion to "Undecided" and as of the last few years, I'm very confident they were not Michael's. I can't blame anyone at the time really, especially if they lacked knowledge in the technical side of music production. Dude had no reason to doubt the Cascios too, Michael had a good relationship with them when he was alive.

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    I convinced myself that Breaking News was Michael simply due to the fact that I couldn't fathom two corporations on the level of Sony Music and the Michael Jackson estate ever actually going forward with such a scam. Anyone who came forward and complained I wrote off as being upset that they didn't have a bigger hand in the finalization process. It was just beyond me that the estate would attempt to trick us by having someone (poorly) imitate one of the most famous and recognizable voices in modern pop history. I kept that mindset after Monster and Keep Your Head Up leaked too, even though I started to very openly think, "Okay, something's off."

    But what really sealed the deal was when Tony Kurtis (Jason Malachi's longtime producer) came forward and said, "I've listened to Jason sing for years. I know his voice inside and out. And he's singing this song."

    I can fully understand why the estate has yet to do anything regarding these songs or the Michael album as a whole, and in an odd way I can't necessarily blame them for it. But at the same time, I find it incredible that this entire controversy even happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HIStoric View Post
    I have to respectfully disagree with you. It was probably because I was in denial (as a fan, this was my first Michael Jackson album release so I was VERY keen), but for the first few years I believed them to be Michael's, just that his vocals were overly processed because it was a demo so they wouldn't be top notch. That reasoning was more than enough for me and I simply accepted it as it was. I remember someone even went on... Oprah or Ellen or whatever to say they had applied heaps of "melodyne" to the voice and that was good enough for me. I imagine if you told someone such as McCain (who's background is not in audio engineering, IIRC) either of those reasons, he would've believed it too. Hell, he probably was told that.

    There was lots of commotion in the fan community back then... people on different sides with different reasoning. A year or so later, I had changed my opinion to "Undecided" and as of the last few years, I'm very confident they were not Michael's. I can't blame anyone at the time really, especially if they lacked knowledge in the technical side of music production. Dude had no reason to doubt the Cascios too, Michael had a good relationship with them when he was alive.
    Was talking about all of MJ's collaborators. They raised their concerns and were ignored. The meeting they all had to listen to the vocals ended with most of them either saying they didn't believe they were MJ or that it sounded like him but they weren't sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysThere View Post
    I convinced myself that Breaking News was Michael simply due to the fact that I couldn't fathom two corporations on the level of Sony Music and the Michael Jackson estate ever actually going forward with such a scam. Anyone who came forward and complained I wrote off as being upset that they didn't have a bigger hand in the finalization process. It was just beyond me that the estate would attempt to trick us by having someone (poorly) imitate one of the most famous and recognizable voices in modern pop history. I kept that mindset after Monster and Keep Your Head Up leaked too, even though I started to very openly think, "Okay, something's off."

    But what really sealed the deal was when Tony Kurtis (Jason Malachi's longtime producer) came forward and said, "I've listened to Jason sing for years. I know his voice inside and out. And he's singing this song."

    I can fully understand why the estate has yet to do anything regarding these songs or the Michael album as a whole, and in an odd way I can't necessarily blame them for it. But at the same time, I find it incredible that this entire controversy even happened.
    Respectfully, it just stuns me when I hear people say that. I heard the first two lines of Breaking the News or whatever it's called and heart sank and jaw dropped.

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

    wow... can't believe people is still discussing the Cascio' songs after years...

    What J.Branca said is that will be some "exciting projects" coming in the near future...

    "projects" = "commercial operations that will help the Estate of MJ to grow up bigger and bigger, pay Michael's taxes, pay all the attorneys involved
    in lawsuits and pay for Michael's children expenses of their life".


    For the music... Anyone here really believe Michael wrote (and registered) hundreds of songs? (I mean finished songs)
    So... no entirely completed tracks, no possiblity to have them on a record. They already said that years ago... "there will be songs for just a couple of albums, no more" ...

    Unfortunately that's all! We need to prepare ourself for a different kind of entertainment. It's the real truth of every dead superstar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by innuendo141 View Post
    I'm also not aware of the estate or family of any other dead musicial allowing something like this to happen. Inexcusable.
    Being a huge MJfan I of course listen to the legit songs on the Michael album, and whats done is done and cannot be undone, but I can't help but imagine that the people who okayed the album looked like this upon its release.:lol:

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

    Hopefully this means no more terrible remixes (Xscape ones weren't too bad).

    And more importantly there's a possibility of a Blu Ray i.e. Michael in HD :wild:

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

    The 7 great songs on Michael are really good. - So they should simply make a release and say that due to qustions regarding the legity of the vocals - these songs will be taken of the album until vocals are confirmed to be or not to be MJ. -- Then they would never ever have to work more in it, the album would simply be a 7 songs album. - So sad some don't listen to all the great real MJ songs just because of 3 songs...

    I really hope there will be more albums like Xscape - IMO it was really a great album. - we got the demos and new versions. Win-win.

    But some Blu-Ray (or even 4K) releases would be perfect too.
    re-release Vision in Blu-Ray - release The Making of Thriller and the Thriller 3D thing on Blu-Ray - and the Legend Continues as a bonus on a fan version. And maybe Release a Blu-Ray concert. - they could make 2017 the year MJ really went on Blu-Ray. :lol:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Ahess/videos - me dancing MJ - many years ago.

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

    I dont like the new Music like the xscape Album. Good that they have the Original ones on it. So i dont like when they Release new songs, maybe demos and Ideas from him were good. From each album a demo Album is a good idea, but the estate doing nothing for fans only for money. My opinion.

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    http://www.naplesnews.com/story/mone...view/96498298/


    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris78 View Post
    http://www.naplesnews.com/story/mone...view/96498298/


    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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