- Nov 8, 2006
If this is MJ's things - surely he should hand them over to the Estate !!!
A company in Basel, Switzerland has today announced they have successfully obtained exclusive rights to market a book by Michael Jackson’s business manager and confidant, Dieter Wiesner.
Many books have been written and published since Michael Jackson died. In fact there are currently at least 227 books published and available and apparently even more are forthcoming.
However, the latest book, to be financed and handled by Artlima AG, is something different. It is written by the one person who managed Michael Jackson during the last decade of his life. Wiesner was responsible for the hiring and firing of people around Jackson and was privy to much confidential information on his boss and the people who surrounded him. He worked as his business manager from 1996 to 2003.
Wiesner has access to a large amount of exclusive and unreleased material on the King of Pop, material that is apparently making some people nervous. Because of this, more than a million dollars has been spent in legal fees in Germany by Michael Jackson’s estate, trying to block this book.
Following a battle covering three years in the German courts, finally that country’s highest court has ruled in Wiesner’s favor, giving him full rights to publish his book, not only in German, by in any language worldwide. The book is to be published in both paperback by Random House and also as an audio book which will contain voice messages.
On top of this, Wiesner has started a channel on the popular video sharing platform YouTube, where he intends to share exclusive material with Michael’s fans. He will also share his own, more personal experiences with Jackson on that platform.
A spokesperson for Artlima Ag said it is time for everyone to know who Michael Jackson actually was and what happened to him.
“It is time for the public to know, first hand, who Michael was, what actually happened. Not only from Mr. Wiesner but also directly from Michael! Artlima stands behind freedom of speech and information. We are happy to financially support this project.“
Besides the book, Artlima AG has something really unique for any art collectors out there. They have the original working paper for the song “Smooth Criminal” by Michael Jackson. The company bought the paper from Wiesner and it is apparently a unique document, containing the ideas Jackson scribbled down for his magna opus song “Smooth Criminal.”
According to the company, it is possible to observe firsthand how Jackson formed the words of the song, played with the ideas in his mind and presented the music on paper, including the crescendo and rallentando moment of the song. Apparently Jackson’s fingerprints are still in evidence, all over the document.
Collectors would need quite a bit of money behind them to make the purchase, however, as according to Artlima AG the minimum bid for the paper is U.S.$3 million. The website offers photos of the document.
Artlima AG is an international business company, based in Switzerland, who have a focus on financing, licensing and the management of art.
Wiesner has a website with many images of himself with Michael Jackson over the years, that he is now able to share with the public. In the following video from his YouTube channel, Dieter Wiesner speaks of a gift Michael Jackson received from Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain
myosotis;4075025 said:He seems to be saying that Michael 'asked for' the silver crest when he visited the Queen, and she gave it to him? I find that even harder to believe. I don't think anyone would visit royalty and casually ask about one of their decorative items' Can I have that? It doesn't look like the kind of thing that is used as decoration in any of the palaces anyway...more a 'tourist gift shop' item. As is the Golden anniversary plate. I wouldn't be surprised if both were for sale in the palace gift shop.
Edit: The Golden Jubilee was in 2002, and there were lots of official commemorative royal items for sale, as there are now eg. here:
I wonder what voice messages wiesner will include, maybe those anti-semitic ones he claims were by mj which he helpfully released to the media to blackmail mj when he sued mj for multi-millions after mj's trial.The book is to be published in both paperback by Random House and also as an audio book which will contain voice messages.
I remember arnie klein claiming a couple of years back in some vanity fair interview, which all trace of has now been erased from the internet, that he and mj shared some fried chicken with the queen at buckingham palace. Seriously, mj was surrounded by raving lunatics.I'm quite certain Michael never went to Buckingham palace and never met The Queen.
This all sounds ghastly. Weisner is ghastly. That video of him with mj's stuff is beyond creepy.
I wonder what voice messages wiesner will include, maybe those anti-semitic ones he claims were by mj which he helpfully released to the media to blackmail mj when he sued mj for multi-millions after mj's trial.
I remember arnie klein claiming a couple of years back in some vanity fair interview, which all trace of has now been erased from the internet, that he and mj shared some fried chicken with the queen at buckingham palace. Seriously, mj was surrounded by raving lunatics.
Eta - to be fair mj has met the queen, at some royal command performance or something when he was in jackson 5/jacksons in the 70s, remember seeing a photo. But going to the palace for a kfc and casing the place for nick nacks for neverland, with arnie and dieter in tow - probably not.
Bubs;4075754 said:How is it possible that Dieter W has original lyrics to SC if Bad, BJ and SC were sold 2011?
For ref, see:
and from Prince's interview with German TV (or something)
Host: That's right. We are so honored that you are here tonight and support our charity. And you brought something with you , something very special.
Prince: I brought this book which was written by my Grandma, who also signed it. And I will also sign it now. And we brought the handwritten lyrics of my dad's songs „Bad", „Smooth Criminal" and „Billie Jean".
Host: Wow! That's incredible! These are the original , handwritten lyrics by Michael Jackson fort he songs „Bad", „Smooth Criminal" and „Billie Jean"! I think that in the very moment when the idea fort he song came into his mind he put it down, right there, on the paper. That's really incredible! Thank you!
Prince: It's a pleasure!
Also Dieter himself was there with Prince
The lyriks from Prince were in glass. Sure not a original. You can find the in glass printed lyriks given from Wiesner again availabe on United Charity.