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    Michael Jackson's Son Prince In Showdown With Dad's Doc

    In the U.S., where unarmed people of color are disproportionately being killed by police, "all lives matter" is generally thought to be racist -- especially by people of color. (I've long thought that Sneddon's persecution of Michael was racist.) It's assumed that all lives matter, but at this...
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    Prince, Paris and Bigi News and Pictures (Please Avoid Tabloid Articles and Paparazzi Photos)

    Re: Prince, Paris and Blanket News and Pictures [Tabloid articles & paparazzi are NOT allowed] Oh, wow, I just saw that (Prince's tweet). Very frustrating, indeed, and mostly what it conveys is that he's not getting a lot of guidance. Especially given recent, horrific events, #alllivesmatter...
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    Worst mass shooting in US since 9-11

    I would think you should look at the entire context of facts as we know them. He pledged allegiance to several different groups, some of which were adversarial with one-another. For whatever reasons, this was a very angry person who was able to buy a military-style assault weapon, with no...
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    Worst mass shooting in US since 9-11

    Gun control action is long overdue. There comes a point when there are too many "moments of silence," when we should not be silent at all about these massacres. I was at Virginia Tech during the massacre. You'd think that after that -- strong action would be taken, but no, then there was...
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    Worst mass shooting in US since 9-11

    Fact check. He was not an immigrant, but born in New York. He had been frequently seen in the club, i.e. was probably gay, but conflicted. He was homophobic and had made many statements to that effect. According to his ex-wife, he was very mentally unstable. He was armed with an assault rifle...
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    Worst mass shooting in US since 9-11

    ` When are we going to tighten our gun laws? When the National Rifle Association lobbyists stop paying our politicians to look the other way. Not likely. Apparently the guy was investigated twice by the FBI, and then they dropped the investigation. My daughter is a pro DJ in a very similar...
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    Someone pulls a fast one to grab Havenhurst

    Two of the kids are 18 now, right? The money-stream must be thinning out. This is a sad and desperate maneuver. Without Michael's signature the deed is worthless. So either some of the cubs and offspring need a luxurious place to live, rent-free, or the intention would be to sell it and squabble...
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    Iconic artist PRINCE passes away at age 57

    Re: The Singer PRINCE died???? So very, very sad. My daughter is in the music industry, in Minneapolis. She's a pro DJ. She owes so much to him. He mentored others, and my daughter's mentor had been helped by Prince. He payed it forward. and so she will do. My DJ daughter would not be as...
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    Sony and Jackson Estate reach agreement for Sony to acquire remaining half of Sony/ATV Music Publish

    I'm pretty sure this will be a minority opinion, but here goes. I do not CARE about this deal, except for one thing, and that is, are Michael's kids ok with it? I hope they were consulted. They have more than enough money for their futures. In fact, too much money can be crippling, in its own...
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    Sony and Jackson Estate reach agreement for Sony to acquire remaining half of Sony/ATV Music Publish

    Of course. In their management of the estate, what is good for the estate/heirs, is good for them too, either directly or down the road. The executors are lawyers and businessmen. They seek profit, and their profit is also good for the heirs. What Michael would have wanted, we cannot know. There...
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    Sony and Jackson Estate reach agreement for Sony to acquire remaining half of Sony/ATV Music Publish

    The "owner" would be the party with the biggest share of the catalog. Just as with any company that sells shares, the shareholders invest in the company and are partial owners, but not decision-makers collectively unless the company goes public. So no, the estate would be the owner.
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    Sony and Jackson Estate reach agreement for Sony to acquire remaining half of Sony/ATV Music Publish

    There is this. I think the New York Post is tabloid-style, but the leaked emails are factual. Pretty sure. http://nypost.com/2015/04/17/michael-jacksons-money-man-also-has-sonyatv-side-gig/
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    Sony and Jackson Estate reach agreement for Sony to acquire remaining half of Sony/ATV Music Publish

    They didn't name who the potential investors were that they said they had lined up.
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    Sony and Jackson Estate reach agreement for Sony to acquire remaining half of Sony/ATV Music Publish

    I believe they had a variety of options. This is the one they chose. For whatever reasons they chose it.
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    Sony and Jackson Estate reach agreement for Sony to acquire remaining half of Sony/ATV Music Publish

    ^^^ That does make sense. With that said, I've never been a fan of the estate. They are businessmen, first, and they really do profit from revenue generated from the estate. The more revenue the estate generates, the more they make, by percentage. The opposite would have been true had they...
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    Sony and Jackson Estate reach agreement for Sony to acquire remaining half of Sony/ATV Music Publish

    The executors make ten percent of revenues generated by the estate. Not sure if this is before taxes and debts. It might be. They have made an enormous amount of money managing this estate. Sure, they are generating money for the heirs, but at the same time are generating their own wealth...
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    Sony and Jackson Estate reach agreement for Sony to acquire remaining half of Sony/ATV Music Publish

    Thanks for responding. Right. We don't really know the clauses that applied here. True, we don't really know. There are a lot of factors -- the existing debt, and especially, taxes in receiving a lump-sum instead of a (necessarily) pro-rated payout as income has been generated yearly. The...
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    Sony and Jackson Estate reach agreement for Sony to acquire remaining half of Sony/ATV Music Publish

    I think there are contractual facts we just don't know. (the clause was activated last year, but acted upon only recently with the signing of the MOA.)
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    Sony and Jackson Estate reach agreement for Sony to acquire remaining half of Sony/ATV Music Publish

    I think there is more to this story, actually. I have three primary questions. 1. If there was fifty/fifty ownership (there was) what were additional contractual clauses that could have prevented this sale? Clearly, the sale was negotiated in some respects (both sides give something in an...
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    Sony and Jackson Estate reach agreement for Sony to acquire remaining half of Sony/ATV Music Publish

    I'm still processing this information. Several points come to mind. Given Michael's statements of the past, we know that the catalog had emotional value for him and not only it's monetary value. It was his wisest business-decision, and also he must have felt it was his safety-net. He would have...
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