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Sony/ATV renews admin deal with Michael Jackson’s Mijac Music

By | Published on Monday 24 July 2017

Michael Jackson

The Michael Jackson estate may no longer be a shareholder in the Sony/ATV music publishing company, but the mega publisher will continue to administrate the rights of the late king of pop’s Mijac Music business. Mijac owns Jackson’s own song copyrights, plus some other works too, ownership of which were kept out of the merger of the popstar’s music publishing interests with those of Sony to create Sony/ATV in the 1990s.

Confirming Sony/ATV had secured a long-term extension of the deal that allows it to administrate the Mijac rights, the publishing giant’s boss man Marty Bandier said: “Michael Jackson’s Mijac catalogue is one of the most significant and valuable in music. Michael’s songwriting talents are respected and admired by everyone, but I also want to acknowledge his gifts as a smart businessman who put together an incredible catalogue of classic songs. His estate continues to further his vision and we are privileged to be the administrators of such an important collection of songs”.

Speaking for the estate, co-executors John Branca and John McClain said: “The incredible songs in the Mijac Music catalogue showcase Michael’s creative genius as a songwriter, and further, his acumen in understanding the creative and commercial value of these acclaimed third party songs. We trust in Martin Bandier’s leadership and in his team. The music of the greatest entertainer that ever lived, Michael Jackson, is in the hands of the number one publishing company in the world”.



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