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Ne-Yo:

MJ Album a Travesty

12/20/2010 11:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ne-Yo is staging a one-man boycott of the new Michael Jackson album -- telling us he doesn't want to listen to it because he doesn't think MJ would have EVER wanted it to be released.
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The singer/songwriter/producer was in NY this weekend -- where he explained MJ was such a perfectionist, "If Michael was still alive ... I don't think the album would be out yet."

He added, "I'm gonna stick to my old Mike." 

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Chic    

MJ had A contract with sony lasting to 2015 while he was alive and it was extended to 2017 by the estate administrators MJ appointed.

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77.

Chic    

MJ had A contract with sony lasting to 2015 while he was alive and it was extended to 2017 by the estate administrators MJ appointed.

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Lee lee    

Bye all.....time to get ready for work. Have a lovely day everybody . If I Don't get the chance again Merry Christmas to all, may your Christmas be blessed with great company , love and happiness x

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moni    

moni...Look it up on you tube .....)if you haven't already. Can't send you the link.....I have to computer its coffee :)

Posted at 1:22 PM on Dec 20, 2010 by Lee lee

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LOL! Hope it works and it will be a nice, obedient puter then.
Have a nice day at work, Lee lee.
Gonna look for Jackie now on youtube :-)

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80.

Chic    

Excuse the repeats it seems to be a computer problem.

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mymjj5    

MJ had A contract with sony lasting to 2015 while he was alive and it was extended to 2017 by the estate administrators MJ appointed.
Posted at 1:40 PM on Dec 20, 2010 by Chic
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Michael Jackson may sue Sony. As Jackson reiterates charges of industry racism, Rev. Al Sharpton acknowledges that his current initiative to help black musicians was prompted by Jackson's dispute with Sony over ''Invincible''
By Gary Susman | Jul 10, 2002

........At issue are two sets of assets. One is Jackson's master recordings, which Sony is supposed to turn over to him in seven years,( but which he wants in three. (Owning those will mean he no longer has to split royalties with Sony.) The other is Sony/ATV, the music publishing company that Jackson co-owns with Sony, which holds the copyrights to several hundred thousand songs, including the catalogs of the Beatles and such Sony artists as Bob Dylan. (Last week, Sony/ATV bought Nashville publisher Acuff-Rose, which holds the rights to 55,000 country songs.) Both Jackson and Sony want to buy out each other's stake in the publishing venture, the Times says.

read entire article here:
http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,319537,00.html

btw: i don't know if the seven years were to end in 2008 or 2009. (seven years from the release of Invincible or seven years from the release of this article). but i know it did not mean in 2017 (seven years after MJ was dead, and unable to ink the deal personally).......MJ hated Sony!!!

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mymjj5    

MJ had A contract with sony lasting to 2015 while he was alive and it was extended to 2017 by the estate administrators MJ appointed.
Posted at 1:40 PM on Dec 20, 2010 by Chic
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Is there any proof of this arrangement between Sony and MJ?

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moni    

MJ had A contract with sony lasting to 2015 while he was alive and it was extended to 2017 by the estate administrators MJ appointed.
Posted at 1:40 PM on Dec 20, 2010 by Chic
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Is there any proof of this arrangement between Sony and MJ?

Posted at 2:09 PM on Dec 20, 2010 by mymjj5
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What Chic posted is my knowledge too.

http://consequenceofsound.net/2010/03/17/sony-michael-jac...

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85.

nobleday    

Blah, blah, blah...the songs are good and the world is better for having them out there. Much ado about nothing once again. Tired of all the fake controversy and general meanness on these threads.

Time is better spent making something, writing something, or doing something nice for someone else. Kind of burned out on the pettiness here. If it weren't for the cute YouTube stuff, it'd be a vast wasteland.

1405 days ago
86.

sylvanya    

I'm just so glad to hear his voice again.And that it is.

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mymjj5    

The new deal, however, gives Sony the right to distribute Jackson’s recordings through 2017. In addition to extending the deal by two years (originally, they had it ’til 2015), Sony now owns rights to Jackson’s recordings since the original contract signed in the ’80s, this includes even more recent material such as the soundtrack Is This It and the latest re-issues
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thanks moni and chic
However these articles written after MJ passed away cannot be refuted by Michael. It makes no sense at all for MJ to get out into the public arena in 2002 (in NYC and London) and start a civil rights issue of racisms and harsh criticism against his employer if indeed he was contractually obligated to them until 2015.
I would think a world wide leader like Sony would have it written in their contract with Michael and all of their artists that they cannot initiate any actions that would cause harm to the company. Yet Michael is out marching and protesting like a civil rights icon in the making.
MJ had the good business sense not to link Mijac to Sony/ATV. Yet this article claims Sony now owns to the rights to MJ's recordings since the 1980s. The more I read after MJ's passing, makes me think Branca has double crossed and stabbed Michael in the back even in death.

Btw: I guess there’s a difference between owning the recordings and owning the publishing.???????hhhhhmmmmmm
MJ really wanted Sony to release/sell his recordings back to him
when this whole mess got started.

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mymjj5    

Michael Jackson may sue Sony. As Jackson reiterates charges of industry racism, Rev. Al Sharpton acknowledges that his current initiative to help black musicians was prompted by Jackson's dispute with Sony over ''Invincible''
By Gary Susman | Jul 10, 2002

........At issue are two sets of assets. One is Jackson's master recordings, which Sony is supposed to turn over to him in seven years,( but which he wants in three. (Owning those will mean he no longer has to split royalties with Sony.) The other is Sony/ATV, the music publishing company that Jackson co-owns with Sony, which holds the copyrights to several hundred thousand songs, including the catalogs of the Beatles and such Sony artists as Bob Dylan. (Last week, Sony/ATV bought Nashville publisher Acuff-Rose, which holds the rights to 55,000 country songs.) Both Jackson and Sony want to buy out each other's stake in the publishing venture, the Times says.

read entire article here:
http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,319537,00.html

btw: i don't know if the seven years were to end in 2008 or 2009. (seven years from the release of Invincible or seven years from the release of this article). but i know it did not mean in 2017 (seven years after MJ was dead, and unable to ink the deal personally).......MJ hated Sony!!!

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MiMi    


Interesting article regarding Michael and his contract with Sony.

http://mjandjustice4some.blogspot.com/2010/09/if-mj-wante...

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