THE MEDIA BUSINESS THE MEDIA BUSINESS; EMI to Pay Michael Jackson $70 Million to Manage Music

By ANDREA ADELSON Published: November 25, 1993 * Sign In to E-Mail * Print The pop singer Michael Jackson said through his lawyer yesterday that EMI Music Publishing would begin managing his 6,000-title music catalogue, which includes most early Beatles hits, in a deal being described as the most lucrative in music publishing. Mr. Jackson […]

A Music King’s Shattering Fall

With his stocky build, spread-collar shirts and locker-room charm, Walter Yetnikoff fit right in among the sharp-elbowed power brokers in the music business. He was tone-deaf as well, yet for 15 years the colorful and fiery Yetnikoff steered CBS Records (major labels: Columbia, Epic) to world prominence. He boosted its revenues from $485 million in […]

Breaking news update: In-depth analysis on Michael Jackson FBI files

By Phyllis Pollack The FBI’s investigation into child molestation allegations against Michael Jackson produced claims that could not substantiate guilt on the part of the late pop star. Segments of the documents released state that the information and investigation pertaining to parts of the investigation were no longer pursued because the FBI found no additional […]

Chandler Suicide Highlights Media Bias Against Jackson

When it emerged yesterday that two weeks go Evan Chandler, father of Jordan Chandler, shot himself in the head, few tears were shed despite the media’s best efforts to eulogise him.Most media outlets are touting Chandler as ‘the father of the boy who accused Jackson of child molestation’. Wrong. Chandler was the father who accused […]

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CELEBRITY SCALES: Michael Jackson, the Wounded Messenger: Star-Studded Legal Commentary for the Celebrity Obsessed

By Matt Semino, ESQ. • on July 18, 2009 With the mask finally removed, her tearful goodbye humanized him in the eyes of millions of adoring fans and even skeptical detractors across the globe.  Paris Jackson was the poignant conclusion to her father Michael’s celebrated memorial service.  At the same time, her few words served […]

Summary of Witness testimony

Source: cbsnews 3/1 Martin Bashir Jurors watched the British documentary that sparked the case against Jackson, then heard testimony from its maker, British journalist Martin Bashir. On cross-examination by the defense, Bashir refused to answer dozens of questions and his attorney, Theodore Boutrous Jr., repeatedly invoked California’s shield law for reporters and the First Amendment, […]