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  1. Former Jackson Family Manager and Lawyer Sues Sony Music

    June 25, 2013 4:54 AM EDT While the Jackson family’s trial against AEG continues, a former lawyer and manager for the Jacksons on Monday filed a new lawsuit demanding at least $10 million from Sony Music Entertainment for royalties from music created prior to 1983. Rich ...

  2. Michael Jackson's Biggest Chart Thrills

    November 30, 2012 10:02 AM EST As fans worldwidehe 30th anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson's landmark album "Thriller," Billboard celebrates the late King of Pop's musical legacy. Chart Beat looks back at the astonishing dominance Jackson enjoyed ...

  3. Berry Gordy Launches Search for Actor to Play Michael Jackson in 'Motown: The Musical'

    July 17, 2012 4:50 PM EDT No stranger to discovering raw musical talent, Berry Gordy has launched a nationwide video search for an African-American performer, aged 8-11, to play the multiple roles of the young Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Gordy himself in the upcomin ...

  4. Spike Lee Preparing Michael Jackson Documentary to Coincide With 'Bad' 25th Anniversary

    July 10, 2012 2:02 PM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Spike Lee worked with Michael Jackson and considered him a friend, but the director says even he learned a lot combing through footage of the icon for a planned documentary about the singer's Bad album. Lee calls it a "t ...

  5. Berry Gordy-Inspired 'Motown' Musical to Hit Broadway Next Year

    June 26, 2012 6:28 PM EDT A musical based on the life of legendary Motown Records founder Berry Gordy is set to open on Broadway next year. Producers said Tuesday that "Motown," with 81-year-old Gordy writing his own book, will open in the spring of 2013 at a Ned ...

  6. Rock Hall Blames Voters for Donna Summer Snub, Calls Omission an 'Error'

    May 18, 2012 12:04 PM EDT It's a topic that's tough to avoid when discussing the accomplishments of Donna Summer, who died Thursday of cancer: Why is the legendary singer not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Donna Summer, 'Queen of Disco,' Dead at 63 ...

  7. The Jacksons To Record New Music After Reunion Tour

    April 25, 2012 2:18 PM EDT Following their long-overdue Unity Tour running across the U.S. this summer, the Jacksons plan to return to the studio and work on their first studio album since 1989's 2300 Jackson Street , eldest brother Jackie Jackson tells Billboard. &quo ...

  8. Michael Jackson Tokyo Tribute Concert With Jacksons, AI, New Song Set For Next Week

    December 07, 2011 9:19 AM EST From left: Marlon Jackson, Japanese R&B singer AI, Jackie Jackson and Tito Jackson As Michael Jackson's personal physician Conrad Murray appeals the verdict of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the pop superstar, his brothers, alon ...

  9. Motown's Berry Gordy Proud of How His Offspring, LMFAO, Have Gone From 'Nothing to Everything'

    November 21, 2011 4:25 PM EST It may sound like trivia, but Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records and longtime music industry veteran, is in fact related to the guys in LMFAO. That's right, the man who discovered and nurtured the Supremes, the Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder ...

  10. Janet Jackson Cancels Shows To Be With Family During Conrad Murray Trial

    October 24, 2011 7:25 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Janet Jackson is rescheduling part of her Australian tour so she can support her family during the trial of the doctor accused of involuntary manslaughter in her brother Michael's death. Dr. Conrad Murray is on trial in Los A ...

  11. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert Goes on Despite Problems

    October 10, 2011 7:40 AM EDT Three generations of Michael Jackson's family -- with a few notable absentees -- joined an eclectic roster of entertainers Saturday to pay tribute to the King of Pop, a celebration of the late star's life overshadowed by the Los Angeles ...

  12. Michael Jackson Tribute Organizers Cite Sour Grapes, Misinformation From Fan Clubs, Jackson Brothers

    August 26, 2011 4:10 PM EDT As preparations continue for the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert, the show's organizers have been forced to go on the defensive after numerous Jackson fan clubs and two of the singer's brothers have publicly condemned the tribut ...

  13. Alphonso 'Fonce' Mizell of the Mizell Brothers Dead at 68

    July 11, 2011 4:29 PM EDT Alphonso "Fonce" Mizell, a renowned producer, songwriter and member of Motown hit-makers The Corporation as well as half of the legendary production duo The Mizell Brothers, has passed away, according to a report in the L.A. Times . The ...

  14. Jacksons To Play Tribute Shows In Tokyo

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Chart-topping Japanese R&B singer A.I. announced that she will MC reunion concerts by the Jacksons on Oct. 14-15, 2011 in Tokyo. The announcement was made by video in which brothers Jackie, Tito, Marlon and Jermaine Jackson all appeared and st ...

  15. Judge Dismisses Promoter's Lawsuit Against Jackson

    August 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has dismissed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit by a concert promoter against the late Michael Jackson over a failed reunion concert that would have featured the Jackson Five and his sister Janet. U.S. District Judge Harold Baer Jr. gr ...

  16. Jackson Fans Pay Tribute To The Billion Dollar Man

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson fans around the world lit candles on Friday (June 25) to mark the death one year ago of the controversial pop star whose posthumous popularity has returned him to a pedestal and made him a billion dollar man. Fans in Hanoi, Vietnam ...

  17. Jackson, Brown Among Apollo's Walk of Fame In N.Y.

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT New York's Apollo Theater took on a touch of Hollywood when it began installing its own Walk of Fame with plaques that will honor entertainers including late singers James Brown and Michael Jackson . The famed Harlem auditorium has long been ...

  18. New Michael Jackson Song, Album To Be Released

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A new Michael Jackson song entitled "This Is It" will be released as a single on Oct. 12. The song - which features backing vocals by Michael's brothers, the Jacksons - is part of a two-disc album of music inspired by the upcoming & ...

  19. Top Producers Spin Unique Tributes On 'Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite'

    August 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As a tribute to Michael Jackson and his early work, Universal Motown Records has tapped an all-star group of producers to put a new spin on the late pop star's catalog. "Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite" features 25 remixes of Jacks ...

  20. Tito Jackson To Honor Brother On U.K. Dates

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Tito Jackson, founder member of the Jackson 5, will pay tribute to his late brother Michael when he embarks on his debut solo U.K. tour, beginning Oct. 6 in Manchester, England. Calling at seven U.K. cities supporting former Motown labelmate Glady ...

  21. Michael Jackson's Glittery Glove Up For Auction

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The glittery glove that Michael Jackson wore when he unveiled his moonwalk on TV in 1983 is hitting the auction block. This one isn't like his other glittery gloves, which were made for the right hand and adorned with hand-sewn crystals. This ...

  22. Flo Rida, Chuck Berry, Journey Among Top Downloaded Tracks

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It shouldn't be strange to see Chuck Berry's "Johnnie B. Goode," Journey's "Don't Stop Believin,'" and Michael Jackson's "Black or White" on someone's iPod, as each of these tracks w ...

  23. R&B/Hip-Hop Briefs: George Clinton, Lionel Richie

    July 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -Funkmaster George Clinton has been named 2009’s BMI Icon honoree. The award will be presented at the organization’s upcoming annual Urban Awards on Sept. 10 in New York at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Clinton joins such previous BMI Icon honorees as T ...

  24. Michael Jackson Theatrical Release Deal Close

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sources have confirmed to Billboard that a deal between the Michael Jackson Estate, AEG Live and Sony for a theatrical release of the Michael Jackson rehearsal footage from the ill-fated This Is It concerts could close today, though there are stil ...

  25. Fans Snap Up 1.1 Million Michael Jackson Albums In One Week

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The King of Pop dominates the Nielsen SoundScan and Billboard charts yet again. Based on preliminary sales numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, Michael Jackson's catalog of solo albums sold a mighty 1.1 million copies in the U.S. in the tracking w ...

  26. Producer Shot 'Months and Months' of Michael Jackson Footage

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The executive producer of A&E's upcoming Jackson family reality project says she has "months and months" of recent footage -- possibly including never-before-seen scenes with Michael. Jodi Gomes of Point 7 Entertainment shot con ...

  27. Michael Jackson Remains King Of U.K. Charts

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As Cascada's "Evacuate The Dancefloor" (All Around The World/Universal) started a second week atop the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sunday), Michael Jackson's catalog sales enjoyed another healthy week in the market. Altho ...

  28. Jackson Dominates U.K., Australian Charts

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's death has sparked an extraordinary sales drive in Australia, while the singer has 49 singles in the top 200 in the U.K. and nine albums in the top 75. The U.K.'s Official Charts Co said that Jackson's combined sale ...

  29. Editorial: Remembering Michael

    July 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT This is the second time in my life I've been heartbroken to miss a Michael Jackson concert. The first time was when I was in the sixth grade, and my 17-year-old sister came home and surprised us with the news that she had tickets to the Jacks ...

  30. Music Industry Remembers Michael Jackson

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "[A specific memory?] I've got a big one. Thursday morning, 12:30 a.m. He finishes the three-hour rehearsal [at Los Angeles' Staples Center], he goes over and does a group hug with Frank Dileo and Kenny Ortega, then he comes over to ...

  31. Michael Jackson's Will Cuts Out Ex-wife, Names Mother As A Beneficiary

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's 7-year-old will was filed Wednesday in a Los Angeles court, giving his entire estate to a family trust and cutting out his former wife Debbie Rowe. The will, dated July 7, 2002, estimated his estate at that time at more than ...

  32. Family Members Turn Out For BET Jackson Tribute

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Top black performers paid high tribute to fallen pop star Michael Jackson at Sunday's BET Awards where his sister Janet Jackson and father Joe Jackson made their first public appearances since the singer's death. The show's most mov ...

  33. Jackson Fans Flood Digital Music Services

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's not unusual for artists to see digital sales and streams spike after being featured in the news. But like everything else he did in life, Michael Jackson took this to a new level in his death. As word of the pop superstar's passing ...

  34. Full Coverage: Pop Icon Michael Jackson Dies

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jackson Memorial Ends With Star's Kids On Stage July 07, 2009 An emotional public memorial for Michael Jackson has concluded in Los Angeles. Facebook Flooded With Jackson Updates July 07, 2009 The King of Pop is more popular than the leader o ...

  35. UPDATED: Michael Jackson Mourned By Friends, Fans, Fellow Musicians

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson died June 25 after reportedly being found unconscious in his Bel Air, Calif., home. Paramedics rushed the 50-year-old icon to UCLA Medical Center, where he was declared dead. Below, a round-up of the music industry's reaction ...

  36. Michael Jackson: King Of The Pop Charts

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's impact on pop music history is impossible to overstate. The 1982 album "Thriller," the singer's career-defining release, has sold 28 million albums in the U.S. according to the Recording Industry Association o ...

  37. Pop Legend Michael Jackson Dies

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The death of Michael Jackson brings to a sudden end the life of a performer who captivated pop audiences with the Jackson 5 and matured into a performer of electric charisma and unprecedented crossover appeal, before living out his final years as ...

  38. Michael Jackson Concerts May Face Legal Challenge

    May 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A music promoter plans to sue to block Michael Jackson from performing in London this year, claiming that a contract signed by the "king of pop" prevents him from giving a concert until July 2010, the head of the promotion company said o ...

  39. Gamble & Huff Tapped As BMI Icons

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Legendary songwriting and production team Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff has been named BMI Icons for the organization's 57th annual pop awards. The ceremony is slated for May 19 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Pioneers of the Phi ...

  40. Latin Urban Summit Set For February

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Latin Urban Summit, a two-day industry event, takes place Feb. 12 - 13 at Jacksons on 3rd in Phoenix, Ariz. Confirmed panelists include artist and Latino 96.3 FM/Los Angeles radio host David Rolas, artists Brown Boy and La La, producers Ace 1 ...

  41. Michael In Studio; Won’t Reunite With Jackson 5

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson has issued a statement saying he will not participate in a Jackson 5 reunion in 2009. “My brothers and sisters have my full love and support, and we’ve certainly shared many great experiences, but at this time I have no plans to re ...

  42. T-Pain Named Top Songwriter at BMI Urban Awards

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With eight songs on BMI's most-performed list, songwriter/artist T-Pain was honored earlier this evening (Sept. 4) as the performing rights organization's songwriter of the year. The presentation took place during BMI's annual Urban ...

  43. The Jacksons To Reign As BMI's 2008 Icons

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering R&B/pop group The Jacksons will be honored as this year's BMI Icons. The brothers will be feted during the organization's eighth annual Urban Awards on Sept. 4. Taking place at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. ...

  44. Apace, Sony BMG Pact On U.K. Catalog Releases

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based compilation CD specialist Apace Music has forged a deal for the United Kingdom that will allow it access to Sony BMG's catalog. U.K.-based compilation CD specialist Apace Music has forged a deal for the United Kingdom that will all ...

  45. Motown's Willie Hutch Dies

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter was 59. Veteran singer/songwriter/producer Willie Hutch died yesterday (Sept. 19) of undisclosed causes in Dallas. He was 59. Best known for his work at Motown, his association with the label began in 1970 when record producer Ha ...

  46. German Publisher Peter Kirsten Dies

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music publisher Peter Kirsten died yesterday (Dec. 5) following a lengthy illness. He was 69. Music publisher Peter Kirsten died yesterday (Dec. 5) at home in Dietramszell, near Munich, following a lengthy illness. He was 69. Kirsten founded Globa ...

  47. German Publisher Peter Kirsten Dies

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran music publisher Peter Kirsten died yesterday (Dec. 5) following a lengthy illness. He was 69. Music publisher Peter Kirsten died yesterday (Dec. 5) at home in Dietramszell, near Munich, following a lengthy illness. He was 69. Kirsten found ...

  48. NBC To Develop Motown Records Miniseries

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A 12-hour series about the famed Motown Records music empire and its founder, Berry Gordy, is being developed for NBC. A 12-hour series about the famed Motown Records music empire and its founder, Berry Gordy, is being developed for NBC. "Ber ...

  49. Jackson's Contract Suit Vs. UMG Advances

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for breach of contract. NEW YORK--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a l ...

  50. Jackson's CBS Special Heading To DVD

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Michael Jackson special that aired Jan. 2 on CBS will be released on DVD March 9 via Epic. Titled "The One," the hour-long retrospective program draws on highlights from throughout Jackson's stori The Michael Jackson special tha ...

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