On August 30th, 2017, Jermaine Jackson did a phoner interview with host Johan Henneman for radio Nostalgie talking about coming back to The Netherlands for a show with the brothers, 30 years anniversary of Michael's album Bad and his stay in Belgium.
On August 31st, Tito Jackson previewed his solo debut album "Tito Time" during a VIP Launch Event in London hosted by DSTRKT London. Tito is on a PR tour in the UK and making various appearances and doing lots of interviews to promote his album.
The Jacksons (Jackie, Tito & Marlon) performed and received the Lifetime Achievement Award honoring their 50th Anniversary at the Black Music Honors taping on Friday, August 18th at 7pm at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville! Black Music Honors is a 2-hour television special honoring legendary African American icons who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music.
Tito Jackson Previews the Black Music Honors airing on NewsChannel5 Saturday Sept 2 at 3pm
Dutch network MAX presents Max Proms on 2 December 2017 in Jaarbeurs in Utrecht, an event with national and international artists including JERMAINE JACKSON, The New London Chorale, Xander de Buisonjé and Glennis Grace performing with the musical guidance of the the largest professional pop and jazz band The Metrople Orchestra. You can order your tickets online or by phone by calling Dutch servicenumber 0900-9000 8000 (45cpm).
Don't ask Prince Jackson to sing, dance or moonwalk. The 20-year-old son of Michael Jackson joined E!'s Daily Pop and revealed how he's making his own career path, stepping outside of the King of Pop's shadow and into his own realm. Prince has been working behind the camera, helping visualize music videos like that of Swedish singer Nano's "Hold On." However, when people hear that he "produces," everyone is quick to jump to the conclusion that he's producing music. "It's hard because people think that I'm going to dance or people think that I'm going to sing," he told hosts Catt Sadler, Justin Sylvester and Carissa Culiner. "And when they hear 'music' or if they hear 'producer,' they'll be like, 'What song are you working on or who's your artist'...I'm only on the visual side of production. So that part, I guess it's misleading for people." However, he did gain inspiration to get into film from watching his father's music videos.
Austin Brown is inviting everyone to connect to "Smile" by singing or lyp syncing his current single! He will repost everyone who posts on Instagram and tags Austin and uses the hashtags #SingtoSmile #Smile #AustinBrown of them lip syncing or singing along to "Smile".
The long-rumored 3D version of the game-changing short film Thriller is now slated to make its world premiere. The estate of Michael Jackson announces today (Aug. 7) that Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D will debut at the 74th annual Venice Film Festival (Aug. 30-Sept. 9).
In addition, the accompanying Making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller documentary-- originally available on VHS between 1983-1990 and not available for purchase in any format since then -- will be screened in Venice. This will mark the first time that the award-winning documentary has been shown in a theater.
Austin Brown is back in Los Angeles, every Friday in August for a residency at the Sayers Club in Hollywood with his band The Blvck Castles. Austin is performing on August 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th. Tickets are available the door at 1645 Wilcox Ave (CA 90028) in Los Angeles, doors open at 10 p.m. and set time is 10.30 p.m.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing and the Estate of Michael Jackson announced a long-term extension of Sony/ATV’s worldwide administration of Jackson’s Mijac Music catalog. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded by Michael in 1980 as his personal publishing company, Mijac Music grew into a formidable catalog, including his own compositions as well as the Sly and the Family Stone catalog and songs by the legendary Philadelphia soul team of Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, as well as songs made famous by other artists such as Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin.
Sony/ATV Chairman and CEO Martin Bandier said: “Michael Jackson’s Mijac catalog 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 catalog 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.”
The Sony Corporation bought out the estate’s 50 percent share of Sony/ATV in 2016 for $750 million. Jackson had purchased the ATV catalog in 1985 (which owns the rights to most of the Beatles’ songs) for $41.5 million, and it with Sony Music Publishing as a joint venture in 1995. After the 2016 deal, his estate retained the rights to Mijac as well as its 10% share in EMI Music Publishing, which was acquired by a consortium led by Sony/ATV in 2012; Sony acquired 30% ownership in EMI as part of the deal.
Sources tell Variety that the remaining 60% — which is held by a consortium of investors including Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Development, Jynwel Capital, Blackstone Group’s GSO Capital Partners and David Geffen — is up for sale, with Sony as the likely buyer.
The Mijac catalog includes all of the songs written by Michael Jackson, including “Another Part Of Me,” “Bad,” “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” “Black or White,” “Can You Feel It,” “Dangerous,” “Dirty Diana,” “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” “Earth Song,” “Heal the World,” “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Jam,” Scream,” “Smooth Criminal,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “They Don’t Care About Us,” “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,” “We Are the World” and “Say Say Say” and “The Girl Of Mine,” the latter two of which he recorded with Sir Paul McCartney.
Jackson’s first acquisition in 1983 was the catalog of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist Sylvester Stewart, aka, Sly Stone. Thereafter, Mijac went on to acquire thousands more songs, including “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now,” “After Midnight,” “Ease on Down the Road,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher,” “I Got A Woman,” “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” “Love Train,” “Mr. Bojangles,” “People Get Ready,” “Runaround Sue,” “Shake, Rattle and Roll,” “Sixteen Candles,” “The Wanderer,” “What’d I Say,” “When a Man Loves a Woman” and “You Don’t Know Me”.