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Quincy Jones

SUES MICHAEL JACKSON PRODUCTIONS

You're Ripping Me Off Royally

10/25/2013 5:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Quincy Jones
says he's been double-crossed by Sony and Michael Jackson Productions (aka MJJ) ... claiming the 2 companies intentionally aced him out of his cut of Michael's music.

Jones has sued MJJ Productions and Sony ... claiming he owns a big chunk of "Off the Wall," "Thriller" and "Bad" because he produced all of them.  Jones claims Sony and MJJ concocted a scheme to edit and remix the original songs and put them into new ventures such as the "This Is It" movie, the Cirque du Soleil stage show and the 25th Anniversary of the "Bad" album and then deny him royalties.

The allegations are even worse.  Jones says MJJ and Sony created a shell game and diverted millions of bucks away from what is rightfully his.

Howard Weitzman, lawyer for the Michael Jackson Estate, tells TMZ, "The Estate of Michael Jackson was saddened to learn that Quincy Jones has filed a lawsuit seeking money from Michael's Estate.  To the best of our knowledge, Mr. Jones has been appropriately compensated over approximately 35 years for his work with Michael."

Jones wants $10 mil minimum.

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46.

Hibiscus    

Dare I ask why did MJ wear a red top with lace collar???


Lucky us, he/she didn't wear a matching hat for that!!!!

LOL LOL LOL!!!!

306 days ago
47.

Cry Baby    

On Eve Of His Release From Prison, Conrad Murray Applies To Have Medical License Reinstated
Posted on Oct 26, 2013 @ 11:47AM | By Radar Staff

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With his prison term just hours from ending, Conrad Murray has set his sights on being Dr. Conrad Murray once again.

On Friday, the man convicted of causing Michael Jackson‘s death in 2009, filed a civil petition in Travis County, Texas asking a civil court judge to stop the state medical board’s revocation of his medical license pending his ongoing criminal appeal in California.

Murray had a clinic in Texas prior to his 2011 conviction and Texas was the first state to revoke his license, citing his felony conviction in California as the reason.

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But Murray’s Texas attorney is fighting that on the basis that the conviction isn’t “final” until all appeals have been exhausted.

“Dr. Murray has an unquenchable desire to help people, and no matter where it is, he will return to his given profession of healing,” Charles Peckham told The New York Daly News.

Not everybody feels he should ever get that right again.

As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office is vowing to fight all efforts by Murray to get a medical license anywhere in the country.

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Murray is scheduled to be released Monday morning.

What do you think? Should Murray be allowed to practice medicine again? Tell us in comments.

MORE ON THIS STORY:
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Murray a walking


Rabids a crying

Pedos a dying

haters a laughing!!!!

306 days ago
48.

Quiet Fire    

It is so so sad that Quincy's lawyers and Michael's estate executors could not resolve this matter out of the public eye.

Michael and Quincy - no doubt - entered into legal and binding contractual agreements in their collaborations on Bad (1987), Thriller (1982) and Off the Wall (1979). Quincy is a music industry giant. If you look at his credits - he has the Midas touch when it comes to musical arrangement, composition and production. The three albums have won all kinds of accolades – best this, best that, Billboard #1, Grammy awards, Guinness World Book record-setting, etc... which all translate into one, 5 letter word – m-o-n-e-y! The music that the dynamic duo made together will live on and on. Of course, I do not know the exact terms of their contracts but, at the very, very, very least, as co-producers, Michael and Quincy, both, are entitled to royalties. Michael died BUT his estate continues to collect royalties. Quincy SHOULD be collecting royalties, presently, and when he dies, his estate should continue to collect. Michael’s untimely demise does not obliterate the contractual obligations to Quincy Jones. Sorry. As the Godfather character, Michael Corleone, would say - “It’s not personal…it’s strictly business.”

NBC played snippets of Thriller six times in 30 minutes today (10/26). The tune is played a lot in October because of Halloween. Every time Quincy and Michael’s creative works are utilized – in whatever capacity - it’s a paid day. As a filmmaker, I know that if I want to use even a one beat or a chord of music created/copyrighted by Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. or James Brown or Elton John or Billy Joel or whomever, I had better get permission to do so AND be prepared to pay a sizable fee. That’s just the nature of the business. Neither Quincy nor Michael worked a punch-the-clock, nine-to-five job - royalties, in part, is how they are paid.

Royalties and production fees are not exclusive to JUST Quincy Jones or to JUST the music industry. Believe or not, there are artists in our midst who are able to live quite comfortably off of the royalties of their songs. The album sales for Bad, Thriller and Off the Wall skyrocketed when Michael died. The royalties are HUGE! Quincy’s suit does not make him “greedy.” He is just asking for what had already been agreed upon years ago. Finger pointing should be aimed at those who breeched the contract(s).

Quincy hails from a time when artists - knowingly and unknowingly - signed away the rights to their recordings. Because of shrewd, legal wrangling, the record company executives made the real money. There are sooooooo many heartbreaking stories of extremely successful artists who lived “the good life” for a short time and then died paupers. What a dichotomy. Ray Charles owned his master tapes and the legal rights to them – what a rare coo! He didn’t have his eyesight but he had certainly had insight.

Katherine Jackson and her attorney, Perry Sanders asked for a, credit/debit accounting of Michael’s estate – they didn’t get it. Perhaps, Quincy and his lawyers will uncover a few financial truths in their litigation. The truth – buried – does come to light – sooner or later – but it does surface.

This situation is, unnecessarily, messy. It is as if entertainment attorney, John Branca and music executive, John McClain are trying to dilute, diminish or even erase Quincy’s collaborative contributions to American music and World History. Katherine Jackson seems to be an insignificant blur to them. I feel sorry for Michael’s children because the real, long-term battle is not going to be with their cousins, aunts or uncles but with these executors. “May I take your order, please,” might become the children’s daily mantras. In time, we will see the unfolding – good, bad or other.

Quincy is an elder now – 80 years young. I am perturbed that he has to stress over and fight for monies that he is entitled to. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that if Michael were alive, he would not be pleased that Quincy is unhappy or uncompensated. What a disgraceful addendum to the partnership. Come on, people!

Love, love, love you Quincy! Smooches. I still have your first album, “Walking in Space.” I’m playing my “Back on the Block” cassette tape in your honor today. Rest in peace –Michael.

306 days ago
49.

Quiet Fire    

It is so so sad that Quincy's lawyers and Michael's estate executors could not resolve this matter out of the public eye.

Michael and Quincy - no doubt - entered into legal and binding contractual agreements in their collaborations on Bad (1987), Thriller (1982) and Off the Wall (1979). Quincy is a music industry giant. If you look at his credits - he has the Midas touch when it comes to musical arrangement, composition and production. The three albums have won all kinds of accolades – best this, best that, Billboard #1, Grammy awards, Guinness World Book record-setting, etc... which all translate into one, 5 letter word – m-o-n-e-y! The music that the dynamic duo made together will live on and on. Of course, I do not know the exact terms of their contracts but, at the very, very, very least, as co-producers, Michael and Quincy, both, are entitled to royalties. Michael died BUT his estate continues to collect royalties. Quincy SHOULD be collecting royalties, presently, and when he dies, his estate should continue to collect. Michael’s untimely demise does not obliterate the contractual obligations to Quincy Jones. Sorry. As the Godfather character, Michael Corleone, would say - “It’s not personal…it’s strictly business.”

NBC played snippets of Thriller six times in 30 minutes today (10/26). The tune is played a lot in October because of Halloween. Every time Quincy and Michael’s creative works are utilized – in whatever capacity - it’s a paid day. As a filmmaker, I know that if I want to use even a one beat or a chord of music created/copyrighted by Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. or James Brown or Elton John or Billy Joel or whomever, I had better get permission to do so AND be prepared to pay a sizable fee. That’s just the nature of the business. Neither Quincy nor Michael worked a punch-the-clock, nine-to-five job - royalties, in part, is how they are paid.

Royalties and production fees are not exclusive to JUST Quincy Jones or to JUST the music industry. Believe or not, there are artists in our midst who are able to live quite comfortably off of the royalties of their songs. The album sales for Bad, Thriller and Off the Wall skyrocketed when Michael died. The royalties are HUGE! Quincy’s suit does not make him “greedy.” He is just asking for what had already been agreed upon years ago. Finger pointing should be aimed at those who breeched the contract.
Quincy hails from a time when artists - knowingly and unknowingly - signed away the rights to their recordings. Because of shrewd, legal wrangling, the record company executives made the real money. There are sooooooo many heartbreaking stories of extremely successful artists who lived “the good life” for a short time and then died paupers. What a dichotomy. Ray Charles owned his master tapes and the legal rights to them – what a rare coo! He didn’t have his eyesight but he had certainly had insight.

Katherine Jackson and her attorney, Perry Sanders asked for a, credit/debit accounting of Michael’s estate – they didn’t get it. Perhaps, Quincy and his lawyers will uncover a few financial truths in their litigation. The truth – buried – does come to light – sooner or later – but it does surface.

This situation is, unnecessarily, messy. It is as if entertainment attorney, John Branca and music executive, John McClain are trying to dilute, diminish or even erase Quincy’s collaborative contributions to American music and World History. Katherine Jackson seems to be an insignificant blur to them. I feel sorry for Michael’s children because the real, long-term battle is not going to be with their cousins, aunts or uncles but with these executors. “May I take your order, please,” might become the children’s daily mantras. In time, we will see the unfolding – good, bad or other.

Quincy is an elder now – 80 years young. I am perturbed that he has to stress over and fight for monies that he is entitled to. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that if Michael were alive, he would not be pleased that Quincy is unhappy or uncompensated. What a disgraceful addendum to the partnership. Come on, people!

Love, love, love you Quincy! Smooches. I still have your first album, “Walking in Space.” I’m playing my “Back on the Block” cassette tape in your honor today. Rest in peace –Michael.

306 days ago
50.

What I Think    

Even from the grave MJ is running up unpaid bills. What a deadbeat.

306 days ago
51.

i-new-with-this    

bad Word Quincy Jones I bad Word HATE YOU

306 days ago
52.

taylor    

who listen to that disgusting pedo wacko's music these days serious lol

306 days ago
53.

phia    

After Michael's death everybody seeking easy money is suing his executors,where was Q.J when Michael was still alive?

305 days ago
54.

HumanNature    

THE "QUACK" IS STILL A CONVICTED FELON!!!!!!!


NO $$$$$$$$$


NO JOB


AND DEFINITELY, NO MEDICAL LICENSE!!!!!!!


ROTFLMAO

305 days ago
55.

HumanNature    

REMEMBER THIS DUMB HATERS


THE KING OF "ALL" MUSIC, MICHAEL JACKSON


CURRENTLY, HAVE "2" SUCCESSFUL CONCERTS THAT MADE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


NO OTHER ARTISTS, LIVE OR DEAD HAVE MADE OVER $160... MILLIONS IN A SINGLE YEAR!!!!!!


THE KING IS STILL BREAKING RECORDS!!!!!!


SHAMONE

305 days ago
56.

HumanNature    

THE "QUACK" BETTER START PAYING HIS CHILD SUPPORT OBLIGATION ALONG WITH HIS OUTSTANDING DEBTS!!!!


NO MEDICAL LICENSE


HAHAHAHAHAHA

305 days ago
57.

HumanNature    

THE "QUACK" IS SO DUMB..............


HE PEN HIS BOOK ON TOILET PAPER!!!!!


Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
- Voltaire


FROM DONALD DUCK:


"Once a duck always a duck"


QUACK, QUACK!!!!!

305 days ago
58.

HumanNature    

OhWell


YOUR COMMENTS DON'T MEAN "QUACK" TO ME!!!!


BYE, BYE DUMMY!!!!!

305 days ago
59.

HumanNature    

NO MEDICAL BOARD IN THE U.S.A IS GOING TO GIVE THAT DUMB "QUACK" A MEDICAL LICENSE!!!!!!


THE "QUACK" WAS A CARDIOLOGIST THAT COULDN'T PERFORM BASIC "C.P.R!!!!!!!!!!!!


Aw, phooey!

305 days ago
60.

HumanNature    

CONRAD MURRAY, THE EDUCATED DUMMY "QUACK"!!!!!!


Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid.
- John Wayne

305 days ago
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