Does MJ own his own catalog, 100%?

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I have always thought so but I don't know the details. Can someone explain the situation to me? Thx.
 
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I have always thought so but I don't know the details. Can someone explain the situation to me? Thx.[/b]


Yes, he does through "MiJac Music". MiJac is under the "MJ Publishing Trust".
 

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Good to know that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :jump: Hold on Michael to your assets..... That is what the hatred for you is all about. And the lies. :kickass:
 

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He actually won't own the full PUBLISHING rights to his catalog (Currently belonging to SonyBMG) until next year, but the clock is ticking and they will soon be back in his hands. This is why you see the massive push to sell everything from Off the Wall to Dangerous in all kinds of re-packaged formats. Sony is trying to flood the market so Mike won't have a chance to build his own collection of re-masters to issue. It's all about the dollar, unfortunately.
 

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He actually won't own the full PUBLISHING rights to his catalog (Currently belonging to SonyBMG) until next year, but the clock is ticking and they will soon be back in his hands. This is why you see the massive push to sell everything from Off the Wall to Dangerous in all kinds of re-packaged formats. Sony is trying to flood the market so Mike won't have a chance to build his own collection of re-masters to issue. It's all about the dollar, unfortunately.[/b]

Mijac Publishing and Sony/ATV are 2 separate entities..... Sony has nothing to do with Mijac Publishing..which is where all his songs are under...

it sounds like u are talking about his masters.. and from what I understand.... he already owns his masters...
 

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:unsure: I don,t think he owns it right out anymore that he has only so much of it now. Don,t know exactly but i do think its up for renewal or something soon. I just hope he will hang on to it , i think he will.
 

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He actually won't own the full PUBLISHING rights to his catalog (Currently belonging to SonyBMG) until next year, but the clock is ticking and they will soon be back in his hands. This is why you see the massive push to sell everything from Off the Wall to Dangerous in all kinds of re-packaged formats. Sony is trying to flood the market so Mike won't have a chance to build his own collection of re-masters to issue. It's all about the dollar, unfortunately.[/b]

MJ owns 100% publishing rights to all his music and many more in his MiJac catalog (currently almost 1000 songs including Sly and Family Stone songs among others). What Sony BMG owns is MJ's master recordings That's what he'll get back next year. Once he has that... Sony won't release anything else from him. He'll have full control of everything from then on.
 
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MJ owns 100% publishing rights to all his music and many more in his MiJac catalog (currently almost 1000 songs including Sly and Family Stone songs among others). What Sony BMG owns is MJ's master recordings That's what he'll get back next year. Once he has that... Sony won't release anything else from him. He'll have full control of everything from then on.[/b]

Michael's smart as hell.
 

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He owns 100% of his music, but he does not have 100% ownership of his music.. What I mean by that is, he owns everysong, but not by himself.. For example, if Michael were to break his contract with Sony, (which he wont) He will lose many songs.. Billie Jean, Beat It being two of them.. This is one of the reasons why he coninued dealing with them.. Once his contract is UP, he'll get full control of them..

This happened after a deal between ATV beatles catologue.. Part of the agreements
 

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Oh so thats how it is . Good i,m glad that all will be in his ownership again . Thanks guys for clearing that up. Michael could never let his songs go to some one else.
 

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Wow, I didn't knew all these details, but I'm soo happy Mike owns his own songs.

Yeaah, as soon as he gets the right for his masters too, Sony can't use him anymore, honestly I am getting a little upset about the way they keep releasing MJ stuff which is just the same songs over and over again.
 

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Michael owns his song in his own catalog.till the end of this years Sony still has the right to publish and sell his music.after that-bye,bye:)
 

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I think the moment he gets the master tapes to Invincible back, he should re work it and re release it and promote it the proper way. :)
 

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better let the past in the past. But on a remix album - released between normal ones - it could be possible to throw in a few Invincible tracks. I would be more than delighted.
 

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MJ owns 100% publishing rights to all his music and many more in his MiJac catalog (currently almost 1000 songs including Sly and Family Stone songs among others). What Sony BMG owns is MJ's master recordings That's what he'll get back next year. Once he has that... Sony won't release anything else from him. He'll have full control of everything from then on.[/b]

Hi,

How do you know Michael will get back his 'Master Recordings' next year?

I read a few years ago that Michael would get back his 'Masters' in 2007 and now your saying 2008, I just wondering how you know.

Also does this mean if I went and brought the 'Bad' Album CD next year, it would not be on Sony's label?

Thanks for the information.
 

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if sony postpone the release of thriller cd+dvd to 2008 it's mean that sony still own the master in 2008
 

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I am pretty certain Michael already has his masters.. but anyway you slice it... he is still one of the smartest artist out there when it comes to publishing rights of his own music....
 

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better let the past in the past. But on a remix album - released between normal ones - it could be possible to throw in a few Invincible tracks. I would be more than delighted.[/b]


Please no remix albums. Remixes blow big time. they take away the quality of the original track. Remixes should all be blown up.
 
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every year someone says mj will get his maters back next year. this has been said for the last 4 years or so. so whats the truth and what does it mean anyway.and someone mentioned some recent comment by branca where he supposedly said mj had them back now. so mj can sell rights to thriller and have another lable print cds? or they can release G.hits? and do sony need mjs permission for the Ghits as someone mentioned mj still had to give permission cause he owns the sound recording or something. all very confusing.

slighty OT but would a deal like what madonnas suppsodly doing be good for mj? seeing as the weisner issue is over theres nothing stopping it from that side of things
 

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I love remixes! :D ;) Any way you put it: Michael is very very rich!!! You know that movie with that man (hugh grant) who lived of the ownership of one hit christmas song? Well multiply that with all the songs Michael owns! wowwww
 
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I don't think Michael should do what Madonna is doing. When you sign the rights of something as important as your image and likeness over to someone for an extended period of time, it can cause a lot of problems down the road. I think it would be best for Michael to keep control of those rights within his own hands, as that way, he can do whatever he likes, when he likes. In terms of a record deal, I think Michael can negotiate big dollars either way, from any label, because every time he puts out a record, it returns a whole lot of cash. When History came out, it was estimated to generate 1 billion dollars worth in sales, with everything that goes with a record release. When you have that kind of popularity, and Michael still does whether the media wants you to believe it or not, any record label is going to be chomping at the bit to sign you over, and he won't take some sorry deal either. He's got major negotiating power. Look at it from this perspective. Michael is a genuinly unique talent, no one out there is even near capable of what he does, in terms of singing, dancing, writing, composing and performing. His creativity is phenomenal, and if you give him an inch, he'll go a mile. He can produce, at the highest quality, in all these fields of the performing arts. That right there is insentive enough to sign him to a big deal. But look what else he has. He's the most recognizable human being on the face of the planet, you stick his name or face on something, and it will grab people's attetnion, right away. He owns 50% of the second largest music publishing catalog in the industry, he owns 100% or his own publishing and according to some either has or will soon have 100% ownership of his master recordings. He's packing a wallop in terms of where he stands. The media and press would like us to believe differently, but he's got major sway, he IS popular, people want to see the real deal badly. They're sick of all these tastless, in your face, clumbsy, cluttered styless wanna be's like Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, Usher, Omarion, on and on and on. They want class and sophistication, they want real, natural born talent, and that's Michael Jackson. And people in the industry know it too. They know it because of the way the public STILL reacts every time Michael steps out. It's practical pandimonium. How many 49 year old pop stars can continue to generate hystaria? Answer. One. Michael Jackson.
 
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true. been reading over the madonna deal and yes it does seem like there could be issues over being whored out by the label so they can make a profit etc and issues of not being in control
 
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