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2014-03-31 08:26:10

Out On Epic Records May 13 NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 13, Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release XSCAPE, an album of new music by the internationally beloved music icon and King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The project features eight new tracks, which the world will be hearing for the very first time on the new album. For the ultimate fan experience, XSCAPE will also be available in a Deluxe Edition, which includes all of...

2010-03-16 12:33:00

NEW YORK, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Special Administrators for the Estate of Michael Jackson, John Branca and John McClain, and Sony Music will continue the label's 30-year relationship with Michael Jackson and his music with a landmark recording deal, it was announced today. With this new agreement, Sony Music's Columbia Epic Label Group and Legacy Recordings will continue their term of rights to his catalog and also create new projects for Michael Jackson featuring the...

2009-09-28 11:22:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Entertainment, in conjunction with Sony Music Entertainment, today announced that the first 24-hours of pre-sales activity for Michael Jackson's This Is It has resulted in record-breaking sales throughout the world as fans secure the first tickets to the two-week, limited engagement of the highly-anticipated motion picture. With reports still coming in from nations around the world, it is believed no movie in history...

2009-08-20 10:56:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Bravado, the world's leading global music merchandising company, has entered into an agreement with the estate of Michael Jackson to be the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of merchandise for one of the most successful, prolific and iconic artists of all time, Michael Jackson. The announcement was made today by John Branca and John McClain, the Co-Special Administrators for the Estate of Michael Jackson, and Tom Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of...

2009-08-10 13:55:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning October 30th, the world will have a front-row seat for Michael Jackson's final concert, as Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment release Michael Jackson's "This Is It." "This Is It" is being produced with the full support of The Estate of Michael Jackson and will be drawn from hundreds of hours of rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage, captured in high definition with state-of-the-art digital sound as the late...

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2009-07-25 11:07:46

The administrators of the estate of Michael Jackson say they have recovered $5.5 million from one of the late U.S. pop singer's former associates. CNN said court documents show Jackson estate administrators John Branca and John McClain collected the money from a former financial adviser of the Thriller singer, who died June 25 at the age of 50. The estate administrators have estimated Jackson's entire estate to be worth $500 million. Lawyers for the administrators said in Los Angeles County...

2009-07-06 20:08:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff today upheld the validity of Jackson's 2002 will which named John Branca and John McClain as Co-Executors of Michael Jackson's estate. According to public records, on June 29, 2009, Jackson's mother filed for Letters of Administration with the Superior Court -- which assumes that Michael Jackson died without a will. "The filing was an attempted power grab by the family to take control of Michael...

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2009-07-01 13:16:42

A will written in 2002 by the late pop superstar Michael Jackson was filed in Los Angeles Wednesday, officials said. The document was filed by a lawyer representing Jackson's estate, Los Angeles County Superior Court officials told CNN, which reported it specifically cuts out his former wife and the presumed mother of his two eldest children, Debbie Rowe. I have intentionally omitted to provide for my former wife, the broadcaster quoted the will as saying. In the document, Jackson also names...


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