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    Default Re: Michael Jackson Estate News (Announcements and Discussion)

    Does the Estate assume MJ fans don't like Quincy? He's a legend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby34 View Post
    Does the Estate assume MJ fans don't like Quincy? He's a legend.
    What does being a legend have to do with Quincy Jones being a turn coat after Michael died. The Estate doesn’t have to assume anything- I do NOT like Quincy Jones, that’s not an assumption, that’s a FACT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby34 View Post
    Does the Estate assume MJ fans don't like Quincy? He's a legend.
    He WAS a legend. Now he is an old senile fart who insulted MJ many times. This atempt of money grab by him was disgusting.

    This great victory by justice will finally enable Estate to relase more material from that period imcluding Thriller and Off The Wall outtakes.

    This is actually historic victory for art and music against selfishness of one man.

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    Great. - But I hope this will not make it harder in the future to get QJ/MJ material released?
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Ahess/videos - me dancing MJ - many years ago.

    I would be really glad if you rated or/and commented the videos. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnirMJ View Post
    He WAS a legend. Now he is an old senile fart who insulted MJ many times. This atempt of money grab by him was disgusting.

    This great victory by justice will finally enable Estate to relase more material from that period imcluding Thriller and Off The Wall outtakes.

    This is actually historic victory for art and music against selfishness of one man.
    Exactly that !!!
    ***The King Of Pop, Rock & Soul.***

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hess View Post
    Great. - But I hope this will not make it harder in the future to get QJ/MJ material released?
    Don't worry.
    It's the opposite, it's easier now for the estate to do just that!
    ***The King Of Pop, Rock & Soul.***

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    https://variety.com/2020/biz/news/qu...RvHTnLI8aL48fo

    An appellate court ruled on Tuesday that the Michael Jackson estate does not have to pay $6.9 million in royalties and fees to Quincy Jones.

    The three-judge panel of the 2nd Appellate District overturned the bulk of a 2017 jury verdict, finding that the trial judge had allowed the jury to misinterpret Jones’ contract.

    Jones’ attorneys had argued that the producer was entitled to some $30 million in royalties and other income derived from the “This Is It” concert film, two Cirque du Soleil shows and other revenue streams that followed Jackson’s death in 2009. After a two-week trial, the jurors awarded Jones $9.4 million.

    But on Tuesday, the appeals court took most of it back, saying that Judge Michael L. Stern had erred by not interpreting the contract himself, and instead leaving it up to the jurors.

    After Jackson’s death, his estate negotiated an increased share of profits through a joint venture with Sony, going from 50% to two-thirds. Jones’ attorneys argued at trial that he was entitled under his producer contract to a proportional increase in royalties. The jury agreed, granting Jones $5.3 million in joint venture profits.

    But the appeals court ruled that Jones’ producer contracts did not entitle him to such an increase.

    “The language of section 4(a) cannot be tortured to mean that Jones’s maximum royalty rate increased proportionally if Jackson’s maximum royalty rate increased,” wrote Justice Judith Ashmann-Gerst, on behalf of a unanimous panel.

    The court also vacated an award of $1.6 million in remix fees, which Jones claimed he was owed. Jones’ contract gave him first right of refusal on remixes of his Jackson albums, which he was not afforded. But the panel held he was not entitled to be paid fees for remixing work that he did not perform.

    “The only compensation Jones was entitled to receive was royalties from record sales on remixes, and the evidence indicates he received them,” Ashmann-Gerst wrote. “If he wanted remixing fees, he had to negotiate them in separate agreements.”

    The court left in place the remaining $2.6 million awarded to Jones, which consisted of unpaid license fees from “This Is It,” plus other fees and interest.

    Jones had also appealed two of Stern’s rulings that went against him. His attorneys argued he should have been allowed to claim elder abuse, and should have been awarded interest on a greater portion of the damages award. Those appeals were both denied.

    Howard Weitzman, who represented the Jackson estate, issued a statement claiming vindication.

    “Quincy Jones was the last person we thought would try to take advantage of Michael Jackson by filing a lawsuit three years after he died asking for tens of millions of dollars he wasn’t entitled to,” Weitzman said. “We knew the verdict was wrong when we heard it, and the court of appeal has completely vindicated us. From the beginning this was an attempt to take advantage of Michael knowing he wasn’t here to defend himself.”

    John Branca, co-executor of the estate, also issued a comment: “So many people have tried to take advantage of Michael and mischaracterize him since his death. It’s gratifying that in this case the court in an overwhelmingly favorable and just decision, recognizes that Michael Jackson was both an enormous talent and an extremely fair business executive.”

    Kirk Dillman, an attorney representing Jones, also put out a statement in which he chose to look on the bright side: “While we disagree with portions of the Court’s decision and are evaluating our options going forward, we are pleased that the Court affirmed the jury’s determination that MJJP failed to pay Quincy Jones more than $2.5M that it owed him.”

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    Notice from MJOnlineTeam re: Tom Mesereau's idea for "MJ Acts of Kindness"

    The Estate has asked us to share the attached letter from Tom Mesereau to you.

    He and The Estate are creating an extensive archive of as many of the acts of kindness that Michael performed during his lifetime as is possible to compile including, especially, the lesser-publicized stories.

    Please send your submissions to: mjactsofkindness@mjonlineteam.com.

    The MJ Online Team will be compiling submissions for this project to send to the Estate and Mr. Mesereau. We all look forward to reading your stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NatureCriminal7896 View Post
    That's what I wanna know too. like it or not QJ own some of Michael music. so i'm confuse with all of this.
    He doesn't own anything MJ. MJ owns 100% of his music. He always did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnirMJ View Post
    He doesn't own anything MJ. MJ owns 100% of his music. He always did.
    Can you explain it to me a simple matter?



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    Quote Originally Posted by ScreenOrigami View Post
    Notice from MJOnlineTeam re: Tom Mesereau's idea for "MJ Acts of Kindness"

    The Estate has asked us to share the attached letter from Tom Mesereau to you.

    He and The Estate are creating an extensive archive of as many of the acts of kindness that Michael performed during his lifetime as is possible to compile including, especially, the lesser-publicized stories.

    Please send your submissions to: mjactsofkindness@mjonlineteam.com.

    The MJ Online Team will be compiling submissions for this project to send to the Estate and Mr. Mesereau. We all look forward to reading your stories.

    Click here to read Mr. Mesereau's letter: https://mcusercontent.com/b10cd0eb92...au05062020.pdf
    Can someone tell me what's this about?



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    Quote Originally Posted by NatureCriminal7896 View Post
    Can you explain it to me a simple matter?
    It's simple. Michael Jackson (now his Estate) has 100% rights of his music and all music rights MJ bought - that is called Mijac Catalog. Michael and Quincy agreed and signed a contract that MJ will pay royalties (10% according to this trial) to Quincy for the work they did together (songs produced or co-produced by Quincy). Ownership of the songs/catalog was always 100% Michael. Michael always kept his songs and this whole catalog of music separate from Sony ATV catalog containing Beatles songs. That catalog was sold by MJ Estate to Sony for 750 MIL $.

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    Default Re: Michael Jackson Estate News (Announcements and Discussion)

    Moderator announcement: Please restrict posts in this thread to Estate News ONLY. That is, anything new that is being announced by the Estate, official Estate announcements by MJOnline, articles about these announcements and statements, or further developments related to something announced previously. Discussion about said statements/announcements is also allowed in this thread. The thread is not for complaints and/or musings about what the Estate should or should not be doing, or what we would like to see happen - there are (many) other threads for that express purpose. Can we please also have members doing their own reading and research about what certain developments mean, rather than asking incessantly for explanations? The chat box and the chat room might be a good place to start, when it comes to having tons of random questions answered....there is usually someone there, who is willing to help. Thank you.

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    The Estate of Michael Jackson will release a brand new line of merchandise celebrating HIStory, the album.




    The following statement from the MJ Online Team:

    25 Years ago this coming month, Michael released one of the most forceful and impactful albums of his career – a double album which featured his greatest hits and all new material that addressed racial injustice, police brutality, false accusations, the tabloid media, climate change, and the need for us to take care of each other, among other themes. He called it HIStory – Past, Present, and Future Book I. Originally, the album was scheduled for a 1994 holiday-season release. Michael declared that it wasn’t ready, and delayed it until he had the exact album he wanted. After one of the most memorable marketing campaigns in history, the album was released on June 20, 1995.

    Michael’s messages on this album are as relevant today as ever. Although we all know that Michael’s most autobiographical and, according to some, best album deserves a much bigger celebration, that is simply not possible given the current circumstances around the world.

    The Estate of Michael Jackson is honoring and celebrating HIStory with a series of new merchandise capsule collections featuring both the album as a whole as well as all of the singles released from HIStory. The first, designed for “Scream/Childhood,” which was released on May 31, 1995, will be released at midnight tonight, eastern standard time. You can peruse and purchase from the collection here: https://www.shopmichaeljackson.com/store/

    The first range is made of:
    – T-shirt
    – Hoodie
    – Face Mask
    – Neck Gaiter

    with the imagery of the (maxi Single and not) single “SCREAM”.

    So expect the same range of products for all HIStory’s Singles and maybe the album!

    SOURCE: MJ online Team

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