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Should streaming services ban R. Kelly and Michael Jackson?

The controversy last year around de-playlisting R. Kelly and XXXTentacion has likely put Spotify off the idea of going further and removing artists’ music from its platform unless the content itself is hateful (e.g. neo-Nazi...
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New Michael Jackson compilation includes Shazam AR

A new Michael Jackson album came out on Friday. Well, we say new… ‘Scream’ is the latest compilation album of Jackson’s hits plus a new five-song mash-up and a remix of ‘Thriller’ by Steve Aoki. But from a...
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Sony completes deal for Michael Jackson’s share of Sony/ATV

Sony finally has full control of publisher Sony/ATV, having completed the deal to buy the stake owned by the Michael Jaskcon estate. Announced earlier this year, the acquisition took its time to happen due to regulatory interest...
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Sony gets regulatory approval to buy Michael Jackson’s share of Sony/ATV

One of the biggest music publishing deals in living memory has been given unconditional approval by EU regulators. Sony Corp. can now buy out the 50% stake in Sony/ATV that was owned by Michael Jackson (and subsequently controlled...
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Sony buys Michael Jackson estate share of Sony/ATV for $750m

After a 2015 in which Sony was tipped to sell its stake in publishing company Sony/ATV, 2016 has brought a different story: Sony buying out the Michael Jackson estate’s 50% share in the publisher instead. Sony has agreed...
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Michael Jackson’s new video made its debut on Twitter last night

The latest posthumous music video from Michael Jackson premiered on Twitter last night, and by that we don’t mean ‘was uploaded to another service then had the link tweeted out’. The video was uploaded to...
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Michael Jackson album to be bundled on Sony Xperia phone

A posthumous Michael Jackson album could be released initially on the Sony Xperia Z2 mobile device.
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Reports claim hackers stole 50k Michael Jackson tracks

Reports are emerging claiming that at the same time, Sony Music's servers were also breached, and that hackers made off with more than 50k music files, most of which were from Michael Jackson's back catalogue.
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Michael Jackson crowdsourced video makes debut on Facebook

Sony Music and Radical Media announced a partnership earlier this year to make a crowdsourced Michael Jackson video, getting fans to contribute their own dance moves
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Michael Jackson stars in Japanese mobile game

Japanese fans of Michael Jackson can now enjoy the bizarre thrill of "being" Jacko on Flash Lite-enabled mobile phones. The new title, from mobile social gaming outfit Mobage, is free but generates revenues...
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Sony Music reveals big drop in revenues for its last quarter

Sony Music Entertainment has published its latest financial results, for both its last fiscal year (which ended in March) and the last quarter of that year. For the year, Sony Music's revenues fell 9.9% to $5.67 billion
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OCC reveals Michael Jackson’s post-death UK chart boom

In the year since Michael Jackson died, British fans have bought 1.54 million of his singles and 2.77 million of his albums - 4.31 million units in total. Jackson is the biggest selling albums act in the UK in the last 12...