1. Quincy Jones Takes the Stand in Michael Jackson Royalties Trial

    July 20, 2017 6:03 PM EDT 'Contract montract,' said Jones. 'If we made the record we deserve to get paid.' Quincy Jones has been in the music business for 70 years and he can't quite say exactly how many works he's composed or albums he's produced — but he does remember distinctly…

  2. Quincy Jones Earned $18 Million in Royalties Since Michael Jackson's Death

    July 18, 2017 6:23 PM EDT On Day 6 of trial over missing royalties, Sony exec's testimony reveals producer's payout Since the death of pop star Michael Jackson in 2009, Quincy Jones has received nearly $18 million in royalties for his work on some of the King of Pop’s most iconic music, according to court…

  3. Court Readies for Quincy Jones to Take the Stand in Suit Against the Michael Jackson Estate

    July 17, 2017 9:56 PM EDT Jones’ legal team has publicly stated that their client is owned at least $30 million. Quincy Jones is expected to take the stand this week in his case against the Michael Jackson estate as the celebrated Grammy-award-winning 84-year-old producer seeks millions of dollars in royalties for his…

  4. In Quincy Jones Trial, Expert Critiques Pitbull's Version of Michael Jackson's 'Bad'

    July 14, 2017 10:10 PM EDT Pitbull is no Michael Jackson .    That was the gist of the expert testimony that highlighted the fourth day of the trial that pits legendary producer Quincy Jones against the Michael Jackson estate, with Jones claiming that the late King of Pop’s estate breached its contract with him and…

  5. Quincy Jones Faces Off With Michael Jackson's Company in Jury Trial

    July 11, 2017 8:02 PM EDT The trial pits a dead music legend against a living one in what a potential juror described as "a tragedy." "Both of these men are musical geniuses," said one potential juror of Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones. "I am so, so sorry this trial is going on. This is a…

  6. Quincy Jones, Jerry Moss & More Honor Clarence Avant, Radio's Lee Bailey at Black Business Association Gala

    June 21, 2017 8:09 PM EDT Industry icon Clarence Avant and radio pioneer Lee Bailey were honored for their respective career achievements by the Black Business Association on Tuesday night. Themed “The Business Behind the Music,” the BBA’s annual Salute to Black Music Awards Gala at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in…

  7. Quincy Jones Reflects on Artists He Loves, Wished He'd Worked With During Intimate Launch of New Headphones

    May 24, 2017 4:00 AM EDT Guests were recently treated to a special, intimate evening with legendary producer Quincy Jones , who walked guests through his career and showed off and his latest contribution to music -- a new range of headphones. Sounds of his Michael Jackson hits filled the room on Friday night to…

  8. Will Smith, Quincy Jones & Herbie Hancock Celebrate International Jazz Day in Havana

    May 02, 2017 3:54 PM EDT From the opening number of the sixth International Jazz Day concert on Sunday in Havana, Cuba, the unifying global spirit of the event rang through. “Manteca,” the celebrated 1947 collaboration between American trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and Cuban percussionist Chano Pozo that ushered in a new…

  9. Quincy Revamps Dad Al B. Sure's Chart-Topping Hit 'Nite and Day' for New Album: 'We Created Something Special'

    February 17, 2017 1:37 AM EST Nearly 29 years after Al B. Sure!'s classic hit "Nite and Day" hit No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the track has returned with a fresh spin -- this time covered by Sure's biological son, singer and Star  actor Quincy. "I didn’t want to devalue the beauty…

  10. John Legend on Producing & Acting in 'La La Land,' Broadway Plans, 'Role Model' Quincy Jones

    January 06, 2017 4:52 PM EST While John Legend is presumably in Washington, D.C., for President Barack Obama’s farewell party (“We don’t speak about those invitations,” he said with a laugh when asked), the 10-time Grammy winner will be back in Los Angeles on Sunday for the Golden Globes.  As one of the executive…

  11. Quincy Jones' Royalty Trial Delayed Because of Sony Music Conflict

    October 07, 2016 2:20 PM EDT Legendary producer Quincy Jones was set to go to trial next week over royalties he says he's owed from albums released after Michael Jackson's death -- but that's not happening now because a recent development means defendants Sony Music and MJJ Productions can no longer share…

  12. Revolt CEO Keith Clinkscales Resigns

    August 25, 2016 9:53 PM EDT Revolt CEO Keith Clinkscales has left the Sean Combs -owned company, Billboard has confirmed. In the interim, COO Derek Ferguson will take charge as a search begins for Clinkscales’ successor.  Clinkscales had been with Revolt since its launch three years ago this October. Before joining the…

  13. Todd Terry Talks New 'House Masters' Compilation & State of House Music

    July 26, 2016 1:35 PM EDT In September 2008, the record label Defected started an effort to establish the house music canon by releasing a series of albums honoring "House Masters." After volumes dedicated to Louie Vega , Dennis Ferrer , Frankie Knuckles , and more, the 26 th edition arrived earlier this…

  14. Frank Sinatra's 'Sinatra at the Sands' Turns 50: The Whiskey-Swilling, Joke-Cracking American Icon at His Peak

    July 25, 2016 6:02 PM EDT The Hoodlum from Hoboken is at his most Rat Pack-y on this 1966 live release, featuring the Count Basie Orchestra. Travel back in time to 1966: Lyndon B. Johnson is in the White House. The Space Race and Cold War are reaching their fever pitches, as troops surge in Vietnam and the Air Force…

  15. How Jacob Collier is Blowing Minds With Help From YouTube & Quincy Jones

    July 01, 2016 8:05 PM EDT The 21-year-old music prodigy's debut album, 'In My Room,' drops today. Jacob Collier is a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist wunderkind from London whose break out performance last week at Los Angeles' cavernous YouTube Space left a profusion of dropped jaws strewn about the…

  16. Executive Turntable: Appointments at Pandora, Genius, ASCAP & More

    June 15, 2016 10:50 AM EDT -- The Corporation of Massey Hall, Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall , have appointed  Jesse Kumagai  as director of programming, marketing & business development, starting July 4, 2016. He previously worked at the corporation from 2003 - 2014, and most recently served as vice president…

  17. Bill Cosby Libel Accusers Want to Depose Quincy Jones, WME

    March 01, 2016 10:21 PM EST Legendary music producer Quincy Jones could be deposed in the Massachusetts libel case against Bill Cosby , as he may have knowledge of the embattled comedian’s history of alleged assaults according to a motion filed Monday.  Earlier this month Cosby’s attorneys asked the court to pause this…

  18. Quincy Jones Will Discuss Diversity, But Not On Oscar Show

    February 28, 2016 1:11 PM EST Quincy Jones wants to talk about diversity, just not on the Oscar show. The 82-year-old Oscar, Grammy and Emmy winner says he agreed to appear on Sunday's (Feb. 28) Academy Awards on the condition that he can address the film academy's Board of Governors to discuss inclusivity and…

  19. Quincy Jones' Lawsuit Over Michael Jackson Songs Will Go to Trial

    February 25, 2016 3:27 PM EST A judge ruled Thursday (Feb. 25) that a lawsuit filed by producer Quincy Jones against Michael Jackson 's estate and record company over royalties on some of the singer's biggest hits can go to trial. Superior Court Judge Michael Stern said a jury should decide the numerous factual…

  20. Quincy Jones on Oscars Diversity: 'You Can Boycott or You Can Fix It'

    January 20, 2016 10:31 PM EST Quincy Jones , appearing alongside Norman Lear at NATPE 2016 on Wednesday afternoon, says that he's been asked to present at the 2016 Academy Awards — but that he's only doing it on one condition. The 82-year-old music icon wants to talk about the absence of black nominated artists.…

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