Michael Jackson Estate News (Announcements and Discussion)

Mikky Dee

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The thread title is self-explanatory. This thread will be for the posting of ALL official announcements and news, coming directly from the Michael Jackson Estate (or a reliable source), regarding developments and projects; either real, or possible/projected - for this year and beyond it, far into the future.

Discussion regarding such announcements and news will be allowed in this thread.....indeed it will be encouraged.....providing that members remember our rules with regard to remaining positive, professional, respectful, reasonable and civil at all times.


As soon as there is some interesting and/or exciting news to post, we will be happy to kick-start this thread!
 
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Paris78

Proud Member
Re: Michael Jackson Estate News (Announcements and Discussion) - 2018 and Beyond

LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- We want consumers to know that The Last Days of Michael Jackson, a television special airing on ABC TV (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company) tomorrow May 24, is not sponsored or approved by the Estate of Michael Jackson. It is particularly disheartening that Disney, a company known to strongly believe in protecting its own IP rights, would choose to ignore these rights belonging to the Estate.

ABC was using a copyrighted photo and silhouette image owned by the Estate in the trailers and promotional material for the special. Only after notice from our attorneys to ABC News indicating they were infringing on our IP rights were the materials removed. We are told ABC intends to use music and other intellectual property owned by the Estate such as photos, logos, artwork, and more in the program itself, without having licensed the rights to any such material. Imagine if this was done with any of ABC's intellectual property. We believe the special to be another crass and unauthorized attempt to exploit the life, music and image of Michael Jackson without respect for Michael's legacy, intellectual property rights or his children.

The Estate of Michael Jackson
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-rel...ews-special-on-michael-jackson-300653855.html
 

dam2040

Proud Member
Re: Michael Jackson Estate News (Announcements and Discussion) - 2018 and Beyond

They best do something more than having a select few in Vegas be able to celebrate. There are fans all over the world who aren't privileged enough to make it to Vegas, myself included.

MJ was all about getting all the fans involved. If the Estate wants to follow 'Michael's desire', do the same.
 

dam2040

Proud Member
Re: Michael Jackson Estate & Sony Music to Celebrate King of Pop's 60th Birthday With Las Vegas Fete

Find it very hard to care about this. Props for the charity work.

A Vegas exclusive party and an overpriced box of picture discs. Happy birthday, Mike.
 

xscape guy 2003

Proud Member
Re: Michael Jackson Estate & Sony Music to Celebrate King of Pop's 60th Birthday With Las Vegas Fete

I agree totally. What can fans from countries other than USA join in to celebrate Michaels 60th??

Or is everything going to be wait until next year when its his 10th year of not being with us.

I miss you so much Michael * music innovation died with you, and music videos are never advancing anymore than when you was here!*

*BeatlesBoy*
 

Mikky Dee

Staff
Re: Michael Jackson Estate & Sony Music to Celebrate King of Pop's 60th Birthday With Las Vegas Fete

What can fans from countries other than USA join in to celebrate Michaels 60th??

Or is everything going to be wait until next year when its his 10th year of not being with us.

Well.......what did fans from outside the USA do, when Michael was alive? They organised their own parties and events, of course. He never celebrated his own birthday in a big way.....his 45th was a fan-organised event (in London) and basically a one-off. His birthday has taken on a different meaning, since he passed away, naturally, but the phenomena of celebrations and events occurring in a limited way, in limited countries (a.k.a mostly the USA, where he was born and where he lived) is not surprising and the same as it's always been. Fan clubs and fan enclaves from other parts of the world (e.g. Brazil) can and will organise their own celebrations, I'm sure.
 

Mikky Dee

Staff
Re: Michael Jackson Estate News (Announcements and Discussion) - 2018 and Beyond

This little video shows us what the new picture discs (LP vinyl records) released by the Estate, for Michael's Diamond birthday, actually look like, out of their covers. Hector Barjot is speaking in French, but after the Intro, he is just showing us each of the records. They are absolutely GORGEOUS!! This makes me want to buy them, now, even though I have nothing to play them on.


 

Paris78

Proud Member
Re: Michael Jackson Estate News (Announcements and Discussion) - 2018 and Beyond

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Email from the Estate of Michael Jackson (this image in NYC is advertising for the upcoming Broadway show based on Michael's life).
 
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