On this episode of The MJCast, Q and Jamon are joined by friend of the show Damien Shields (author of Xscape Origins) for a roundtable discussion on Sony Music’s seven hundred and fifty million dollar acquisition of the Michael Jackson Estate’s 50% share in the Sony/ATV catalogue. The MJCast’s Legal Correspondent Charles Thomson and Web Assistant Jacob Rathjen also phone in to discuss their thoughts around the situation. Included in this segment is a special appearance by none other than Lynton Guest (author of The Trials of Michael Jackson) in which he offers an expert and educational analysis around the catalogue’s significance, Sony’s continual efforts to acquire it and their recent success in doing so.
In addition to this shocking news, the guys talk about the upcoming 2016 Thriller Studio Tour, Brad Sundberg’s MJU multi-day seminar, Janet Jackson‘s cancellation of more Unbreakable World Tour shows and even more MJ leaks! Lastly, Jermaine Jackson‘s record breaking bejewelled bass guitar and La Toya Jackson‘s new duet, Tehran, are also discussed. Thank-you for listening to another episode of the internets premier podcast on all things Michael Jackson and the Jackson family. We hope you enjoy this episode of The MJCast.
- Bloomberg – Sony Music Acquires the Michael Jackson Estate’s Share of the Sony/ATV Music Publishing Catalogue for $750 000 000
- Music Business Worldwide – Sony’s Historic Buyout of Sony/ATV: 5 Things You Need to Know
- Forbes – Sony to Buy Michael Jackson’s Half of Sony/ATV For $750 Million
- Wall Street Journal – Sony to Buy Out Michael Jackson Estate for Music Publishing Unit
- The 2016 Thriller Studio Tour has been announced.
- More details around Brad Sundberg’s MJU multi-day seminar have emerged. Watch a promotional YouTube video for the event here.
- Janet Jackson cancels more Unbreakable World Tour shows and a new video for the song Dammn Baby has possibly been shot.
- New Michael Jackson footage leaks! A rough cut of the 2 Bad sequence in Ghosts!
- Filmmaker Dan Harmon is set to produce a surreal stop-motion movie around Michael Jackson’s pet chimp, Bubbles.
- Jermaine Jackson sets a new world record for the most jewels on a functioning guitar by playing Let’s Get Serious for three minutes.
- La Toya Jackson features in a new duet, Tehran, with Iranian singer Andy Madadian.
- Damien Shields‘ website & Twitter page.
- A Truth Untold‘s website & Facebook, Instagram & Twitter pages.
- Xscape Origins‘ website & Twitter page. Purchase your copy of Xscape Origins: The Songs and Stories Michael Jackson Left Behind on Amazon & iBooks today.
- The MJCast’s Episode 008 – Xscape Origins Special
- Charles Thomson‘s website & Facebook, YouTube & Twitter pages
- Jacob Rathjen‘s Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube pages
- Sony/ATV boss Martin Bandier‘s memo to staff on the catalogue purchase
- The Michael Jackson Estate‘s statement on the Sony/ATV purchase
- Michael Jackson’s 2005 radio interview with Jesse Jackson
- Michael Jackson protesting in Harlem during 2002 with Al Sharpton
- Michael Jackson’s 2002 Killer Thriller speech in London
- Michael Jackson’s Private Home Movies TV special
- The MJCast’s page on the Serova Vs. Sony/Cascio/Porte/Estate case
- Joseph Jackson‘s statement on the Sony/ATV purchase
- Michael Jackson’s Oxford University speech
- Piers Morgan’s interview with Katherine Jackson
- Lynton Guest‘s Facebook & Twitter pages
- The Trials of Michael Jackson on Amazon & Abe Books
- Jackson Source – Website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, SoundCloud
- Listen to Captain EO: The Complete Experience from EPCOT Legacy here and watch the making of Captain EO here.
- Sausage rolls
- The MJCast’s Episode 020 – Taj Jackson Special
Music Breaks & Ad’s
- Michael Jackson – Money (Instrumental)
- Michael Jackson – This Time Around (Dallas Austin Remix)
- Michael Jackson – 2 Bad (Refugee Camp Mix)
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