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MJ's Last Recording - Subject of Creditor's Claim

11/2/2009 3:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

We've now learned the basis for the latest creditor's claim against Michael Jackson's estate -- and it could be a goldmine.

As we first reported, Audio 4 Video Digital (A4V Digital, Inc.), filed a creditor's claim for $736,502.59. Sources connected with A4V tell TMZ that Jackson had been recording songs shortly before he died and A4V was working on the music at the time of his death.

An A4V source says the company is a co-owner -- along with the estate -- of the copyright for the sound recordings. This could represent the last work of Michael Jackson -- so good, bad or ugly, it could be the royal jackpot.

We're also told A4V was working with Jackson for years before his death and has a stockpile of recordings that have never been released.

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91.

For Sure    

Hi all,

This one is for Harvey and Mike.....

The dancers in This is it maybe younger, but IMHO non of them can currently or could ever dance like Michael...even at his age...

A few reasons why...There are alot of good dancers today but I have not seen a great dancer yet.

They dance...but they do not hear or feel the music... such as the great talented dancers like Fred Astair...Gene Kelly...Bob Fosey....Last but probably the best of all that Michael Adored, the man that taught Shirley Temple to dance Bill Bojangles Robinson....Oh yes the man who inspired people like Sammy Davis and Michael's favorite James Brown....

Michael studied all of them and one thing he had was precision..He could make his body move when and how he wanted it to...

Harvey you should remember the original Plays Fosse directed and the dancers... As good as some are today they still do not have the "gift"..it is a rare talent...

So now to finish my point No Guys!!!! THEY ARE...WERE NOT BETTER THAN MICHAEL IN THIS IS IT nor could they be...

1760 days ago
92.

nan    

i almost think they keep putting the money problems out front so when they finally steal the catalogs,everyone will blame mj...yes his debt was big but so was his earning ability .nobody is calling nic cage a stiff in the headlines

1760 days ago
93.

Jacko Was A Wacko    

Why should we listen to MJ's words??? This is the same Wacko Jacko who insisted that his only plastic surgeries consisted of two operations to his nose and that his face "grew" into what it became.

1760 days ago
94.

michelle    

i with everyone else. when are we gonna see some justice. you guys have'nt said anything about that. and i've been checking your page everyday. whats going on!!!! please tell us something. murry needs to go to jail. no matter what, he had a duty as a doctor and he did'nt do it. PLEASE LET US KNOW SOMETHING!!!!!!!!

1760 days ago
95.

TMZ ROCKS ON    

56. see:

http://mjjtimeline.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2009-01-01T00%3A00%3A00%2B01%3A00&updated-max=2010-01-01T00%3A00%3A00%2B01%3A00&max-results=43

Posted at 3:30PM on Nov 2nd 2009 by Jan
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Invaluable link Jan, thanks!





1760 days ago
96.

pia    

Oretga did say on Ophray that Micheal was working on a record and assured him that he would get a studio set up in London for him to finish , but all these people get is payment for studio time. No way can they get copyrights , Micheal never would have given a recording studio that, sounds like they need to be investigated.

1760 days ago
97.

TMZ ROCKS ON    

62 That could be a nice story for TMZ to put up. But it won´t be coz it´s a positive story about MJ.


Posted at 3:38PM on Nov 2nd 2009 by astabasta


oh astabitchta dont go starting in on the media again sure has been nice not having to listen to you aka helen/gs/disfasia and your media bashing bs all day every day

1760 days ago
98.

muscles    

Yes, very nice MJ pic for a change, TMZ! From the looks of it, it may have been around the time of the HIStory tour or shortly thereafter when this was taken ...?

1760 days ago
99.

HumanNature    

91. In response to: #13. For the racist black folks, are you still in denial that Michael actually wanted to be white?

Posted at 2:02PM on Nov 2nd 2009 by Icebaby
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There are more white folks in America who are trying desperate to be black like

TANNING THEIR SKIN (NO. 1 REASON)

And they do not have VITILLAGO!!!!

I'm white and love the rainbow of the world!!!

1760 days ago
100.

Michelle    

4. Hi all,

This one is for Harvey and Mike.....

The dancers in This is it maybe younger, but IMHO non of them can currently or could ever dance like Michael...even at his age...

A few reasons why...There are alot of good dancers today but I have not seen a great dancer yet.

They dance...but they do not hear or feel the music... such as the great talented dancers like Fred Astair...Gene Kelly...Bob Fosey....Last but probably the best of all that Michael Adored, the man that taught Shirley Temple to dance Bill Bojangles Robinson....Oh yes the man who inspired people like Sammy Davis and Michael's favorite James Brown....

Michael studied all of them and one thing he had was precision..He could make his body move when and how he wanted it to...

Harvey you should remember the original Plays Fosse directed and the dancers... As good as some are today they still do not have the "gift"..it is a rare talent...

So now to finish my point No Guys!!!! THEY ARE...WERE NOT BETTER THAN MICHAEL IN THIS IS IT nor could they be...

Posted at 6:20PM on Nov 2nd 2009 by Roe50

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Thank You!!! You said it all and said it well!
Long live the KING!!!
I love you more Michael!!!

1760 days ago
101.

:(    

95. i almost think they keep putting the money problems out front so when they finally steal the catalogs,everyone will blame mj...yes his debt was big but so was his earning ability .nobody is calling nic cage a stiff in the headlines

Posted at 6:23PM on Nov 2nd 2009 by baby in the corner
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Well put---STEAL the catalogue!!! That is what's going to happen...Branca will 'advise' the estate that it is in the best interest of all to sell the cat. to Sony so as to pay off the debts. Branca is their (Sony's) right hand man!!! But that's not a conflict of interest, right?!! Tohme is in the credits for TII---WTF!!! All os this is really shady and if it all comes out, it will be an amazing crischendo!!! And Annie will not be okay!!!

1760 days ago
102.

Michelle    

TMZ, thank you for the great photo of Michael!
He was so fine!!!
Good Lord!

1760 days ago
103.

liz    

Roe50, I like what you said about dancing, my mother always said that anybody could memorize steps, a real "dancer" actually feels the music.

The music comes in their ears and out their body. Michael was a real dancer.

1760 days ago
104.

muscles    

Sometimes producers get a percentage of the publishing royalty rights if they negotiate it that way (though publishing royalties are only 50 percent of the total royalites, the other 50 percent going exclusively to the artist(s) credited with the songwriting and/or performance copyrights). And yes, it copyrights are normally only registered in the names of the actual songwriter(s) for songwriting copyrights, and the actual performers for the performance copyrights, and no one else. Certainly just renting a studio and/or equipment would not normally be an event for which any artist would be willing to give up any percentage of their intellectual property, and especially an accomplished and controlling artist like MJ.

It is hard to say what is going on with this or how much artistic involvement there actually was on the part of A4V. There must be much more to this story than we see here from TMZ.

1760 days ago
105.

luvmj    

What happened to the investigation???
TMZ I thought paps were bestin obtaining gossip.
I don't care if it's unverified gossip I want to read news about the investigation.
Please sniff around in full force!!!

1760 days ago
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