1. Michael Jackson Hologram Rocks Billboard Music Awards: Watch & Go Behind the Scenes

    May 18, 2014 9:29 PM EDT 19.971 k 1.221 k 0 The Michael Jackson performance on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards was the result of nearly half a year of planning, choreography and filming, not to mention the development of new technology. Producers of the Billboard Music Awards did ...

  2. New Michael Jackson Song Backs Jeep Summer TV Campaign (Watch)

    May 08, 2014 8:32 AM EDT Today Epic Records and Jeep launched a global brand campaign for the car company’s Altitude Edition in which Michael Jackson’s new single “Love Never Felt So Good” is featured in four 30-second TV commercials. The campaign will air from today (May ...

  3. Bringing Michael Jackson Back: The Inside Story of 'Xscape' (Cover Story)

    May 05, 2014 11:00 AM EDT L.A. Reid and an all-star cast of producers re-imagine archival tracks by the King of Pop A little less than a year ago, L.A. Reid met John Branca for dinner at Cecconi's in West Hollywood. Reid had been the chairman and CEO of Epic Records ...

  4. Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson Tour Adding Arena Dates in 2014

    November 08, 2013 10:34 AM EST "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour," which recently became the ninth-top-grossing tour in history, will return to North American arenas in 2014, Billboard can exclusively reveal. This Story First Appeared in the New Billboard -- ...

  5. Norman Winter, Music Publicist for Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Dr. Dre and MCA/Universal Records, Dies

    August 22, 2013 9:16 PM EDT Norman Winter, who in his long Hollywood career as a music publicist represented Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan,  Janet Jackson, Garth Brooks, Paul Anka and many  others, died Thursday in Las Vegas due to complications from Lewy Body disease, accord ...

  6. 2013 Grammy Week Parties: All The Sights, Sounds, Hotspots

    February 05, 2013 2:50 PM EST Pre-parties, afterparties, brunches, dinners, galas galore -- it's the music industry's week to shine. Here's a roundup of everything we know about that's going on (that we're allowed to write about, anyway). Caveat empt ...

  7. EMI Publishing Catalog Down to Four Suitors, One Bid Outstanding

    November 28, 2012 8:20 PM EST With one bid still outstanding, the auction to sell off a portion of EMI's publishing catalog is now down to four suitors. According to sources, those still in contention to buy the portfolio of songs -- dubbed the Rosetta catalog, which cont ...

  8. Sony/ATV Auction for Virgin, Famous UK Catalogs Begins

    September 21, 2012 6:30 AM EDT The package of assets -- comprised of 30,000 copyrights from the Virgin and Famous Music U.K. publishing catalogs -- that the Sony-led consortium agreed to sell in order to gain regulatory approval to buy EMI Music Publishing is about to hit the a ...

  9. Michael Jackson's Mijac Music Catalog Moves to Sony/ATV

    August 20, 2012 10:43 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing, which is a joint venture between Sony Corp. and the estate of Michael Jackson, will take over worldwide administration of Michael Jackson's Mijac Music Catalog, which has been handled by Warner/Chappell Music Publis ...

  10. Michael Jackson Estate's Copyrights Violated By Website, Says Judge

    August 10, 2012 5:08 PM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Friday that a businessman working with Michael Jackson's mother has violated copyrights owned by the singer's estate and should be blocked from future uses of the work. U.S. District Judge Dean P ...

  11. Sandra Bernhard To Host Billboard Touring Awards; MJ's Immortal To Receive Creative Content Award

    August 07, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Multi-faceted actress/comedienne Sandra Bernhard will host the 9th annual Billboard Touring Awards, set for Nov. 8 in New York City, Billboard announces today. As part of the annual industry gathering, Billboard announces that the Creative Content ...

  12. Katherine Jackson Not Missing, Says Son

    July 23, 2012 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Katherine Jackson, the mother of Michael Jackson and guardian of his three children, is safe and with a family member in Arizona, authorities said late Sunday, one day after another relative reported her missing. Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy Ma ...

  13. Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results

    July 18, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Varied Bills Boost Boxscores as Touring Biz Sees Strong Midyear Results Big-event tours and superstars are supposed to sell tickets, so the best indicator for the success of the touring industry is when the list of top tours also includes a health ...

  14. The Beach Boys: Fun, Fun, Fun At 50

    May 23, 2012 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 The Beach Boys have turned the group's golden anniversary into an extended period of good vibrations for fans, and for the band itself. The group is marking the milestone with a long-awaited reunion of surviving members Mike Love and Bruce Johnst ...

  15. Michael Jackson's 'Bad' Turns 25 With Box Set, Concert DVD

    May 23, 2012 10:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 M ichael Jackson 's "Bad" is all grown up, and getting the full deluxe treatment this Fall. The King of Pop's chart-topping 1987 album, which sent five songs to the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 , a feat not duplicated until Ka ...

  16. Michael Jackson's 'Bad' Turns 25; Epic/Legacy to Release 3-CD, Concert DVD Box Set This September

    May 22, 2012 2:03 PM EDT Michael Jackson's Bad is all grown up, and getting the full deluxe treatment this Fall. The King of Pop's chart-topping 1987 album, which sent five songs to the summit of the Billboard Hot 100, a feat not duplicated until Katy Perry sent ...

  17. Benjy Grinberg, John Branca Honored at Primary Violator Grammy Brunch

    February 12, 2012 12:04 AM EST John Branca (left) with Benjy Grinberg who were honored at the second annual Primary Violator's Manager Brunch (Phil McCarten/PictureGroup) It wasn't just eggs, French toast, fruit and potent cocktails being served at the second annual P ...

  18. Daniel Ek Talks Spotify's Growth at Entertainment Law Luncheon; John Branca Shares Priceless Michael Jackson Story

    February 10, 2012 9:02 PM EST (L-R)Ziffren Brittenham Partner John Branca, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow and Spotify CEO Daniel Ek outside the Entertainment Law Initiative Luncheon and Scholarship Presentation Friday. (Photo: Michael Underwood/PictureGroup) BEVE ...

  19. Billboard Power 100: Joel Katz

    January 27, 2012 12:00 AM EST No. 38 Joel Katz Chairman Media, Entertainment and Media Group Twitter: @GT_Law Top Gun… When U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers created a music category last year, the first winner was the Greenberg Traurig division chaired by Joel Katz. But ...

  20. Billboard Power 100: John Branca

    January 26, 2012 7:48 PM EST No. 72 John Branca Partner Ziffren Brittenham The King of Pop's King of Legal Attorney John Branca has represented the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, the Doors, Fleetwood Mac and more. And he's been involved in significant music busines ...

  21. New Cirque du Soleil Show Is Michael Jackson 'On Steroids'

    September 29, 2011 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Eleven months after announcing the Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, writer/director Jamie King and his collaborators at Cirque du Soleil are itching to get the production under way on Oct. 2 in Montreal. And the Jackson estate -- which autho ...

  22. Michael Jackson's Mom & Kids Get $30 Million From Estate

    September 14, 2011 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's estate has generated more than $310 million in the two years since the pop singer died deeply in debt, enabling executors to distribute a preliminary payment of $30 million to Jackson's mother and children, and to unnamed ...

  23. Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch to be Recreated in Las Vegas

    April 28, 2011 8:21 AM EDT 0 0 0 LAS VEGAS - Cirque du Soleil wants to recreate Michael Jackson 's Neverland Ranch in Sin City. The Mandalay Bay hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip plans to open a sprawling entertainment complex that includes a Jackson-themed lounge, an intera ...

  24. Michael Jackson's 'Michael' Album Sales Pale Next to 'This Is It'

    January 21, 2011 2:42 PM EST 0 0 0 A year ago this coming March, headlines across the country trumpeted the $200 million-plus recording deal the estate of Michael Jackson signed with Sony Music Entertainment. Encompassing 10 releases of Jackson music through 2017, the contract counte ...

  25. Michael Jackson Autopsy TV Special Cancelled

    December 31, 2010 2:04 PM EST 0 0 0 The Discovery television network on Friday said it canceled plans to air a reenactment of the autopsy on Michael Jackson's body, citing an upcoming court hearing and concern by the late pop star's estate. The show, "Michael Jackson� ...

  26. Michael Jackson Autopsy TV Re-Enactment 'In Shockingly Bad Taste,' Says Estate

    December 30, 2010 10:10 AM EST 0 0 0 Executors of Michael Jackson 's estate demanded Wednesday that the Discovery Channel cancel plans for a show purporting to re-enact the dead superstar's autopsy. John Branca and John McClain fired off an angry letter Wednesday to Discovery ...

  27. Michael Jackson Estate Has 'More Songs to Share,' Collaborators Say

    December 14, 2010 12:45 PM EST 0 0 0 A couple of Michael Jackson collaborators involved with the posthumous "Michael" album say there's more where these tracks came from -- and they hope to see them released in the future, too. "My sense is they have lots more songs ...

  28. Michael Jackson's Producer, Manager Vouch for 'Breaking News'

    November 10, 2010 7:48 AM EST 0 0 0 Some of Michael Jackson 's family members are unhappy with the release of the posthumous single "Breaking News." But the late legend's longtime producer and manager say it is indeed Jackson's voice on the newly released trac ...

  29. Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soleil Tour Will Be 'A Celebration,' Says Director

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson is going on the road in 2011 -- even if the late Jackson isn't there to be part of it. Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, a Cirque du Soleil production based on Jackson's music and career, begins its North American ...

  30. New Michael Jackson Video Game Revives Moonwalking

    November 02, 2010 12:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Video game maker Ubisoft is betting that dancing games will be all the rage this holiday season -- thanks in big part to the King of Pop. The company will bring " Michael Jackson The Experience" to stores Nov. 23 on Nintendo's Wii for ...

  31. Michael Jackson's Father Denied Control of Son's Estate

    October 26, 2010 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 A California appeals court rejected a bid Tuesday by Michael Jackson 's father to challenge the administration of his son's lucrative estate. A three-justice panel of the California Second District Court of Appeal unanimously affirmed a pr ...

  32. Calif. Court Hears Jackson Dad's Estate Appeal

    October 07, 2010 7:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson 's father was "grievously wronged" by a probate court that decided last year not to let him try to replace the administrators of his son's estate, an attorney argued Wednesday (Oct. 6). The arguments by attorney B ...

  33. Calif. Court To Hear Jackson Dad's Estate Appeal

    October 06, 2010 8:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 An appeals court will hear arguments Wednesday (Oct. 6) on whether Michael Jackson 's father should be allowed to challenge the administrators of his son's already lucrative estate. Joe Jackson has appealed a probate court's dismissal ...

  34. Calif. Court To Hear Jackson Dad's Estate Appeal

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An appeals court will hear arguments Wednesday (Oct. 6) on whether Michael Jackson's father should be allowed to challenge the administrators of his son's already lucrative estate. Joe Jackson has appealed a probate court's dismissa ...

  35. Michael Jackson Estate Licenses Virtual 'Planet Michael'

    September 21, 2010 10:31 AM EDT 0 0 0 The man who made the moonwalk famous will soon be getting a planet of his own. The Michael Jackson estate has entered a licensing deal with a Los Angeles company that will create an online virtual world based on the King of Pop called "Planet M ...

  36. Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil Show Launching in 2011

    April 20, 2010 2:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 First the Beatles and Elvis , now Michael Jackson . The acrobatic troupe Cirque du Soleil announced Tuesday that it will put on a live touring show featuring the songs of the King of Pop starting late next year. That will be followed by a permanent ...

  37. Michael Jackson Lands $200 Million-plus Recording Deal

    March 16, 2010 7:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Even after his passing, the King of Pop will continue to rake in the dough. The estate of Michael Jackson has landed the late singer the biggest recording deal in history: a $200 million guaranteed contract with Sony Music Entertainment for 10 proje ...

  38. Exclusive: Steven Tyler Could Sue To Stop Aerosmith Replacement Singer

    January 31, 2010 6:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Amidst continuing reports of other singers being approached to front Aerosmith , Steven Tyler and his handlers are taking steps to reassert his position in the band. Tyler's Los Angeles-based attorney, Skip Miller, fired off a letter to Aerosmi ...

  39. Michael Jackson Estate Administrators Seek Payment

    December 16, 2009 8:09 AM EST 0 0 0 The administrators of Michael Jackson 's estate and a cadre of attorneys are seeking millions for managing the King of Pop's affairs after death, court documents show. It's unclear how much exactly will be paid out. The administrators ...

  40. Michael Jackson Estate Administrators Seek Payment

    December 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The administrators of Michael Jackson's estate and a cadre of attorneys are seeking millions for managing the King of Pop's affairs after death, court documents show. It's unclear how much exactly will be paid out. The administrator ...

  41. Katherine Jackson Picks New Lawyer In Estate Case

    October 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A shake-up in Katherine Jackson's legal team left her unrepresented during a hearing Thursday to clarify the power two attorneys have over her pop star son's estate, but it didn't stop the judge from issuing orders upholding those p ...

  42. 'New' Michael Jackson Single Written In 1983

    October 13, 2009 7:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson didn't do it his way after all. Hours after the pop singer's first posthumous single "This Is It" was released amid great hype on Monday , it emerged that the tune had been recorded 18 years ago by an obscure Puer ...

  43. Michael Jackson Memorabilia Shows Gets Judge's OK

    August 24, 2009 10:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 A judge on Friday firmly approved a deal between Michael Jackson's estate and a concert promoter to exhibit his memorabilia, praising the arrangement that the singer's mother had fought in court over her concerns that it could harm his leg ...

  44. Michael Jackson Merchandise Deal On The Way

    August 05, 2009 12:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson products could start appearing on store shelves, cell phones, even in X-Box add-ons if a judge signs off on a merchandising deal. The current administrators of the singer's estate have presented several proposed contracts to a p ...

  45. Court Awards Custody Of Jackson's Children To Mother

    August 03, 2009 4:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's mother was awarded custody of the singer's three children on Monday and his ex-wife Debbie Rowe was given visitation, formalizing an arrangement announced last week . In a Los Angeles Superior Court hearing on issues of c ...

  46. Sony Bids $50 Million For Michael Jackson Film Footage

    July 21, 2009 11:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sony Corp.'s movie studio has bid $50 million to acquire the worldwide distribution rights to a film based on rehearsal footage for Michael Jackson 's "This Is It" comeback concert series, according to a person familiar with the ...

  47. Sony Bids $50 Million For Michael Jackson Film Footage

    July 21, 2009 9:27 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sony Corp.'s movie studio has bid $50 million to acquire the worldwide distribution rights to a film based on rehearsal footage for Michael Jackson's "This Is It" comeback concert series, according to a person familiar with the b ...

  48. Michael Jackson's Estate Open For Business

    July 14, 2009 3:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Two weeks after Michael Jackson's death , administrators of his estate are temporarily authorized to reopen for business and negotiate, among other things, agreements relating to the singer's ill-fated "This Is It" concert tour . ...

  49. Michael Jackson's Estate Open For Business

    July 14, 2009 10:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two weeks after Michael Jackson's death, administrators of his estate are temporarily authorized to reopen for business and negotiate, among other things, agreements relating to the singer's ill-fated "This Is It" concert tour. W ...

  50. Michael Jackson's Estate Open For Business

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two weeks after Michael Jackson's death, administrators of his estate are temporarily authorized to reopen for business and negotiate, among other things, agreements relating to the singer's ill-fated "This Is It" concert tour. ...

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