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No. 57: John Branca | Power 100

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JOHN BRANCA

Partner/head of the music department, Ziffren Brittenham

$287.5 MILLION FOR THE JACKSON ESTATE: Thanks to the EMI Music Publishing deal struck in 2012, three years after Michael Jackson's death, Branca, who serves as co-executor of the King of Pop's estate, added $287.5 million to its coffers when Sony recently bought out its consortium partners in that company. In other Jackson moves, the UCLA School of Law alum announced a forthcoming musical inspired by the singer's life that will debut in Chicago before moving to Broadway in 2020. Additionally in 2018, the lawyer conceived and brokered NBC's upcoming Elvis All-Star Tribute, a 50th-anniversary celebration of Presley's 1968 comeback special, and negotiated Carlos Santana's Las Vegas residency, which began in September.

Billboard Power 100 2019