Episode 051 – He’s a Lover, Not a Fighter

On Episode 051 of The MJCast, Q and Jamon are flying solo. The fellas begin the show by discussing follow-up around Sky Arts’ decision to pull the broadcast of their Urban Myths ‘MJ’ episode. After this, news galore! Jamon and Q then talk about Janet Jackson’s baby boy, The Jackson’s 50th Anniversary world tour, a wrap up of Brad Sundberg’s 2017 Aussie In The Studio With MJ tour, Ne-Yo’s tribute to Michael Jackson and some new Nick* remixes. This is followed by discussion around Taika Watiti’s new animated film about Bubbles, Navi as Michael Jackson in Lifetime’s new biopic and all kinds of news around Paris, Prince, Marlon, 3T and Tito. With a brief segue into a legal update from Charles Thomson, the boys then wrap the show with discussion around Neverland’s prospective sale, Thriller and Bad’s recertification and the possibility of a new Jacksons TV show. We hope you enjoy this episode of the internet’s premiere podcast on all things Michael Jackson and the Jackson family.

Follow Up

News

  • Janet Jackson gives birth to son Eissa Al Mana
  • The Jacksons are embarking on a 50th anniversary world tour in 2017 including a Blenheim Palace UK performance with Kool and the Gang
  • In the Studio with MJ Australia tour roundup
  • Taking the Stage; Ne-Yo’s MJ tribute
  • Nick* has dropped a number of new MJ remixes including Billie Jean (Nick* Redux), They Don’t Care About Us (Nick* Crook County Remix) and Man In The Mirror (Stripped Mix)
  • Taika Waititi to co-direct a biopic on Michael Jackson’s chimp Bubbles
  • MJ impersonator Navi is set to play Michael in a new Lifetime biopic
  • Paris Jackson’s new interview with Rolling Stone and an accompanying podcast around the interview experience
  • Paris Jackson’s interview in CR Fashion Book 10
  • Paris Jackson signs with IMG Models
  • Paris Jackson presents at the 2017 Grammy Awards and Prince Jackson releases a video in support of her
  • Prince Jackson continues his charity work with Heal Los Angeles
  • Taryll Jackson launches a new trailer for his new musical project
  • Marlon Jackson takes part in an interview around fears of Trump presidency negative impacts
  • Jackson Source has launched the 2016 edition of Jackson Magazine, featuring an interview with Tito Jackson and a range of other Jackson family related stories
  • Tito Jackson drops new music video for his hit single We Made It
  • 3T are to perform at We Love the 90’s festival on August 26th in The Netherlands
  • Neverland sale price slashed by $33 000 000
  • Thriller and Bad re-certified with record breaking sales figures
  • Members of the Jackson family partner with Scout Productions

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Episodio 006 – Especial de Brad Sundberg

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¡El seminario “In The Studio With MJ” de Brad Sundberg viene a México! Y en este episodio te contamos todos los detalles. Brad es un ingeniero de sonido que tuvo el privilegio de trabajar durante casi 20 años como Director Técnico para Michael Jackson, formando parte y atestiguando la magia de la creación de legendarios álbumes como Bad, Dangerous y History. Desde sus comienzos como ayudante en el estudio durante la producción de “Captain Eo”, hasta su participación clave de la creación de Neverland tal y como Michael lo deseaba, Brad pudo conocer directamente no sólo a Michael Jackson, el genio creativo, sino a lo que el llama “uno de los tipos más agradables y amables que he conocido”.

“In The Studio With MJ” es el seminario que desde hace 3 años ha recorrido más de 80 ciudades en 12 países, y ahora visita por primera vez la Ciudad de México (11 y 12 de Noviembre). Bajo el lema de “ve cosas que nunca has visto, escucha cosas que nunca has escuchado, conoce cosas que no sabías”, Brad promete llevarnos en un emocionante viaje a donde todo comenzó, la música.

Acompáñanos y disfruta de esta cálida entrevista en la que podrás poner un pie dentro del estudio y conocer a fondo no solo al artista, sino a la persona que Michael Jackson fue para Brad Sundberg, o mejor dicho “really really Brad”, como Michael lo llamaba.

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Episodio 003 – Debo Hacerlo Todo Con Amor

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En este episodio de The MJCast en Español te ponemos al tanto de las celebraciones por el cumpleaños 58 de Michael, desde la fiesta anual de Spike Lee, el poema que escribió Prince a su padre, hasta el video tributo de “Black or White”. Te contamos también sobre el nuevo documental en preparación acerca de los juicios de Michael, la posible publicación del documental “The last photoshoot”, y la apertura del Museo Nacional de Historia y Cultura Afroamericana. ¿Sabías que el HIStory World Tour cumplió 20 años? Buenas noticias, ¡Brad Sudberg trae su seminario In The Studio With MJ a México! Y hablando de México, como tema central discutimos acerca de las similitudes entre Michael Jackson y el recientemente fallecido Divo de Juárez, Juan Gabriel.

Noticias

Tema principal 

  • La muerte de Juan Gabriel y los paralelismos con Michael Jackson como figura icónica, músico, genio, y su influencia sobre el mundo hispano.

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Hallazgos de la semana

Agradecimientos

  • Gracias a todos nuestros seguidores en twitter, en especial a Cesar R, Lizet Jackson y Carley Swan.
  • Gracias a nuestros seguidores de Facebook Jisel de Uruguay, Claudia de Chile, y Eder de México.

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Episodio 002 – No Me Puedes Quitar a mi Blues Away

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¡Feliz Cumpleaños Michael!

En este episodio de The MJCast en español, tenemos a la primera invitada especial ¡Blues Away! Marisa Ramírez, colaboradora en MJHideOut.com, el foro de habla hispana más grande sobre Michael Jackson, se une a nosotros en esta emisión. Para comenzar, Marisa nos comparte su historia como fan y la increíble labor de traducción que ha realizado durante estos años. Después, les contamos sobre el nuevo programa de radio que tienen los sobrinos de Michael, 3T (TJ, Taj y Taryll), llamado The Power of Love, en donde hablan de la pérdida y cómo sobreponerse a ella. Por último, en nuestro tema principal hablamos del viaje a Los Ángeles que Marisa y Ale hicieron para asistir a MJU y visitar Neverland y Forest Lawn en la semana del séptimo aniversario luctuoso de Michael.  

Noticias

  • Programa de radio de los sobrinos de Michael Jackson, 3T, The Power of Love Radio Show

Tema principal 

  • La historia como fan de Marisa
  • El viaje a Los Ángeles a MJU de Marisa y Ale

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Episode 038 – Michael It’s Your Birthday, Happy Birthday Michael

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Happy Birthday, Michael Jackson! On this special birthday episode of The MJCast, we are joined by dear friend James Alay. Aside from also being a Michael Jackson megafan, James has worked with us over the past couple of years in making The MJCast a reality by contributing his technical expertise. Thank-you, James! In Episode 038 we kick things off by discussing Quincy Jones recently being honoured by the BBC during Proms, Spike Lee’s 6th annual Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson event, a never-before-heard MJ song called Family Thing and Taryll Jackson’s new website, music and upcoming podcast. We then discuss the new 2017 official Michael Jackson calendar, 3T’s first Power of Love radio show, Paris Jackson’s thoughts on Kanye West breaking one of Michael’s records and Rihanna receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award recipient at this year’s MTV awards. Our main discussion topic this week is all around James’ fan story and his favourite MJ products. We hope you enjoy this episode of the internet’s premiere podcast on all things Michael Jackson and the Jackson family.

News

  • Quincy Jones has been honoured in England this year by BBC’s Proms.
  • Spike Lee honours Michael Jackson with the 6th annual Michael Jackson block party Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson.
  • Brad Sundberg releases a promo video for In the Studio With MJ feature the never-before-heard song Family Thing as background audio.
  • Taryll Jackson launches his new website, debut’s new music and has a podcast on the way.
  • Michael Jackson’s official 2017 calendar gets Dangerous!
  • Taj, Taryll and TJ Jackson of 3T host their first Power of Love radio show on LA Talk Radio, sponsored by their Dee Dee Jackson Foundation.
  • Paris Jackson responds to an MJ fan on social media around Kanye west beating one of her father’s records.
  • Rihanna is set to receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Episodio 001 – No lo Pago Pero lo Consumo

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En el primer episodio de The MJCast en Español, Sandra, Ale y Jason comentan múltiples notas relacionadas a Michael generadas en las últimas semanas. Primero, cuentan del material inédito en video grabado en 1993 que la familia Cascio puso a subasta, y del video de la canción que Sean Lennon lanzó acerca de Michael y su chimpancé Bubbles.

Después, hablan acerca del premio que la autora Susan Fast recibió por su libro sobre el álbum Dangerous, y dan una pequeña sinopsis del libro. También anuncian el lanzamiento del sitio de internet The Michael Jackson Reel, en donde se publicarán fotografías y entrevistas de la época de los Jackson 5.

Jason nos cuenta sobre el libro Making Michael y su autor Michael Smallcombe, a quien tuvo oportunidad de entrevistar en el episodio 031 de The MJCast, y del nuevo video de Omer Bhatti dirigido por Prince Jackson. ¿Fotos de Michael promocionando limosinas? Aquí te enterarás.

Sony Music Japón relanza el catálogo de Michael en un nuevo formato llamado Blu-Spec CD2. Retomando el nombre de los Cascio, te actualizan sobre el caso que enfrentan con los Cascio Tracks. Más tarde, comentan sobre el libro “Before you judge me” del periodista Tavis Smiley, y sobre la estatua de HIStory que el show Michael Jackson ONE exhibe en Las Vegas como parte de la celebración del cumpleaños de Michael. Hablando de la estatua de HIStory, te cuentan todo sobre las fotos que han salido a la luz recientemente.

Finalmente, Ale relata algunas historias de su viaje a los seminarios de MJU organizados por Brad Sundberg en Los Ángeles, a Neverland y a Forest Lawn.

Noticias

Tema principal

  • El viaje de Ale a MJU en Los Ángeles

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Episode 036 – The Other Bernie Sanders

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Episode 036 of The MJCast is dedicated to Scott Devlin who recently passed away after a brave battle with cancer. We hope you are at peace now, Scott. Our thoughts are with your family. Michael-on forever, our MJ brother…

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Ale and her friend Marisa with Michael Jackson collaborators Brad Buxer, Michael Prince, Brian Vibberts and Brad Sundberg at the recent MJU experience.

Jamon and Q are joined by Mexican mega-fan Ale Huerta to cover all the latest MJ news. Jamon, Q & Ale kick things off by talking about The MJCast’s recent interview with The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, Sean Lennon’s bizarre new song  which references Michael Jackson’s relationship with Bubbles the chimp and Janet Jackson’s new photoshoot for Emirates Woman. Following this, the group discusses Susan Fast’s book Michael Jackson’s Dangerous (33 1/3) winning a major literary award, the new Omer Bhatti and Prince Jackson music video for Automatic and new music by Taryll Jackson of 3T. Next, Sony Music Japan’s re-release of Michael Jackson and The Jackson’s music catalogue on Blu-Spec CD 2, the Cascio family are back at it again with unreleased MJ music being auctioned off and blockbuster developments in the case that Eddie Cascio is named in. The group also discuss a range of new seminars and conventions coming featuring Michael Jackson collaborators such as LaVelle Smith Jr., Bruce Swedien and Vincent Patterson before moving into talking about a range of new photo, music and video leaks featuring Michael Jackson. The major discussion topic for this week is all around Ale’s recent trip to Brad Sundberg‘s MJU seminars, Michael’s final resting place at Forrest Lawn and Neverland Valley Ranch.

News

Main Discussion Topic 

  • Ale’s recent trip to Brad Sundberg‘s MJU experience, Michael’s final resting place at Forrest Lawn and Neverland Valley Ranch. You can also see video from the trip here and here.

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Episode 030 – Rob Hoffman Special

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Michael Jackson collaborator and studio engineer Rob Hoffman joins us for a conversation on this special episode of The MJCast. Rob is a producer, songwriter, musician and recording engineer who has collaborated with some of the most iconic individuals in popular music. From ground-breaking artists such as Michael and Janet Jackson, Christina Aguilera, Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds and P Diddy, Rob has worked with the best. And not just the best artists and musicians either, Rob has had the honour of collaborating with fellow engineers and producers such as Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Quincy Jones and Bruce Swedien.

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But it was through his work at New York City’s The Hit Factory studios where he first met recording legend Bruce Swedien, who would go on to become Rob’s long-time mentor. This relationship made possible a four-year period as one of Michael Jackson’s core team members; working on the HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I and Blood on the Dancefloor: HIStory in the Mix studio albums, the HIStory World Tour, the ill fated HBO special Michael Jackson: One Night Only and Michael’s seminal film, Ghosts.

Rob had an incredibly important relationship with Michael, allowing him to express himself artistically and creatively with a level of freedom that resulted in some of Michael’s most innovative, creative and complex music.

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Episode 027 – Sony/ATV Purchase Roundtable

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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.

Discussion Topic

  • 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

News

  • 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.

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Episode 015 – Brad Sundberg Special

Episode 015 - Brad Sundberg Special YouTube ArtOn this special episode of The MJCast, Michael’s trusted Technical Director and studio engineer of eighteen years, Brad Sundberg joins Q and Dan Villalobos (a studio engineer himself) to discuss all things Michael, in honour of his birthday. Topics include Brad’s history in the recording industry, his work with Michael as Technical Director and studio engineer and of course his involvement with sound and lighting installations throughout Michael’s Neverland Valley Ranch. We then delve into a fascinating discussion around Brad’s views on how Michael’s art has been handled posthumously and finally the latest chapter in his incredible career, the critically acclaimed In the Studio With MJ seminars.

As mentioned on his official website, “Brad Sundberg joined Michael’s Jackson team during the production of Captain EO in 1985, and remained with Michael as one of his engineers and Technical Director for nearly 18 years.  Brad was actively involved in the studio production of four of Michael’s studio albums: BADDangerousHIStory, and Blood On The Dance Floor. He also worked on remixes and edits for countless singles, short films, and tour preparations associated with these projects.

Beyond the studio, as Michael’s incredible Neverland Valley Ranch grew from dream to reality, he brought Brad in to design and install music and video systems in virtually every corner of the property. In addition to Michael’s personal listening and dance studio systems, Brad created incredible outdoor sound effect systems throughout the grounds with the exact same attention to detail. Michael chose the music, but he trusted Brad’s technical expertise to make it sound great.

Now Brad is sharing these unique experiences with the public through his In The Studio with MJ seminars. The idea was born from the intense desire that people have to know more about how these incredible projects came to life.”

Author Damien Shields discusses one of Brad’s seminars on his website. “The atmosphere in the studio was great. All in attendance had an amazing seat and view of the projector screen, which was quite large; probably six by six feet. You could pay more for a VIP pass, which allowed you priority entry and a seat in the first rows. VIP attendees also had the privilege of spending an additional hour or so with Brad where you could get more information, ask questions and even share Michael’s favourite meal. Fans, of which there were approximately forty in total, were eager, hanging on Brad’s every word. He brought along a fourteen-layer digital multitrack of Bad and spent fifteen minutes playing with it, showcasing Michael singing leads and backgrounds separately. He isolated, the horns and even David Williams on guitar. ‘He created the most amazing remix right in front of your eyes. It was thrilling,’ said one of the attendees.” Whether you’re speaking with Huffington Post journalist Charles Thomson, studio engineer Dan Villalobos or anyone else who has attended Brad’s seminars, their remarks are always the same…In the Studio With MJ is unmissable.

Stay tuned at the end of this show to hear about Brad’s upcoming seminars through the end of 2015 (Chicago – August 30th, Orlando – September 5th and Las Vegas – October 10th) and click here to purchase tickets. Happy Birthday, Michael! We hope listeners of The MJCast enjoy this podcast as much as we did conceiving and recording it.

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Xscape Origins author Damien Shields article on the In the Studio With MJ seminars

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