Although it’s been seven years since his passing, the Michael Jackson earns another No. 1 spot, this time on Forbes' 2016 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities list. Sony paid The Estate of Michael Jackson $115 million for a 50/50 partnership for Sony/ATV Publishing after Michael Jackson initially bought the Sony/ATV publishing company for $47 million back in 1985 (the equivalent to $160 million today). Earlier this year, Sony bought Michael's half for $750 million. Music legends Elvis Presley and Prince close out the top 5, racking in $27 million and $25 million. Prince's Paisley Park recently opened it's doors to the public, and patrons paid anywhere from $38.50 to $100 to tour the recording studio, according to International Business Times. Check out the top ten of Forbes' highest-paid dead celebrities list here.
Janet Jackson confirms pregnancy and shows off her growing baby bump exclusively with PEOPLE: “We thank God for our blessing” Janet says.
The Sony Corp. has completed its acquisition of the Michael Jackson's estate share of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, giving it sole ownership of the music publishing powerhouse. The deal was first announced in March, but it took a while to close because the transaction had to be scrutinized by the EU Commission and because the Jackson estate needed to do some house cleaning in preparation for cashing out, sources say. While the press release announcing the closing said that Sony paid $750 million for the Jackson's estate 50% share in the company, Billboard estimates that the company's valuation was anywhere from $2.2 billion to $2.4 billion when debt and an earlier agreed upon discount-- for some other consideration previously given by Sony to the Jackson estate--are taken into account.
Both Sony and the Jackson estate still have a stake in EMI Music Publishing, which they acquired when a consortium, including other investors, put together by Sony, acquired that publishing entity now administered by EMI. And of course, Sony still issues Jackson's music. Sony said the purchase is not expected to have a material impact on its forecasted financial results for the year ending March 31, 2017.
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Michael Jackson’s private photographer/cameraman, Hamid Moslehi reveals his decade-long story as MJ’s personal documentarian and shares with Rogue never-before-published photographs of Jackson from his up-close-and-personal lens. View the cover story and photos on Jackson Source Facebook page.
3T (Taj, Taryll and TJ), backed by a 5-piece band, brought two unique concert experiences unlike anything their fans had ever seen before. Taj, Taryll and TJ believed that The Netherlands was the right place to have a 3T Weekend Celebration and try out new formats that are planned to be duplicated all over the world. 3T shared this next chapter of their music careers with their loyal fans and introduced a whole new generation to the magic that is 3T. 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of 3T's monster hit, "Anything" and their multi-platinum selling debut album, Brotherhood. To celebrate these landmarks the T’s decided to create a show that was different than their normal large scale production shows. Taj, Taryll and TJ were able to bring this type of show to their fans and plan to use the show at the RAI (on September 16th) as the blueprint for shows like this all around the world. The concert showcased a mixture of all the hits, stripped down versions of their songs and some never before performed songs and other surprises at the RAI Theater in Amsterdam. Fans had the chance to choose from a selection of customized packages that range from being a part of behind the scenes activities, like attending sound check, to having lunch with the guys. Ticket packages included the remastered limited collector's edition of 3T's album Identity that fans were only able to get their hands on at this show.Taj, Taryll and TJ invited their fans to come celebrate the launch of the album, Chapter III and listen to songs off the new album (as well as other 3T classics) performed live, hear the stories behind them and the brothers telling anecdotes about their songs during this more intimate and interactive show at the Melkweg hosted by Fernando Halman. 3T also appearaed on RTL Late Night, Koffietijd, Kids Top 20, AT5, walked the red carpet of Bridget Jones Baby movie premiere at Tuschinksi, visited the Michael Jackson Room at Ronald McDonald house, visited the radio Decibel studio and much much more. Make sure to follow 3T's social media channels for updates, stories and pics about 3T Week in The Netherlands.
Austin Brown is back!!! It feels like forever, but the talented artist/musician kicks off his return with the debut single from his surprise new project ‘Caliyork‘ with legendary DJ Tony Touch. The concept of the project was inspired by Tony’s underground NYC parties and revisiting the vibes of the ’90s. Austin brings his own Cali roots to funky east coast grooves provided by the infamous mixtape DJ. The lead single, “Show Up At My Place” will transport you to a certain place in your own memories of feel-good times as they cohesively combine for a sexy, infectious jam. Austin delivers multiple inspired melodies that will keep you fully immersed in the groove. “I wonder why, when it’s 3 o’clock at night / And if you’ll call me back or will you call me back, or will you show up at my place,” sings Brown. Tony comes through with an incredible break-beat breakdown midway through dropping some ill scratches and vocal samples. If this is the sound of Caliyork we are super excited to hear the full project, which is due out in early 2017. Take a listen to “Show Up At My Place” below, and if you’re feeling it you can pick up the single on iTunes now.
CaliYork is an album created collaboratively by Austin Brown, and DJ Tony Touch. Austin a California Native and DJ Tony Touch a New York native have come together to create an album with musical elements and sound from both East Coast and West Coast for the underground music culture around the world. This album came to be as Austin would frequent Tony's underground house dance party Funkbox NYC when visiting New York City in turn bringing Austin and DJ Tony Touch to work on new music together creating their album CaliYork, a new body of work with house, r&b/hip hop and dance elements.
3T is bringing two unique concert experiences unlike anything their fans have ever seen before. Europe is considered “3T Central” because of the massive amount of fan folllowers with the heart of it in The Netherlands. Taj, Taryll and TJ believe that The Netherlands was the right place to have a 3T Weekend Celebration and try out new formats that are planned to be duplicated all over the world. Taj, Taryll and TJ are excited and ready to share this next chapter of their music careers with their loyal fans and introduce a whole new generation to the magic that is 3T.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of 3T's monster hit, "Anything" and their multi-platinum selling debut album, Brotherhood. To celebrate these landmarks the T’s decided to create a show that was more intimate and interactive than their normal large scale production shows. Taj, Taryll and TJ are so excited to be able to bring this type of show to their fans and plan to use the show at the RAI as the blueprint for shows like this all around the world. With a mixture of all the hits, stripped down versions of their songs and some never before performed songs, this show is something you will not want to miss out on! With many other surprises along the way, this special show at the RAI Theater in Amsterdam will be a very interactive one, complete with exclusive pictures, videos and 3T telling small anecdotes about the performed songs.
Fans have a chance to choose from a selection of customized packages that range from being a part of behind the scenes activities, like attending sound check, to having lunch with the guys. See TICKETS & PACKAGES for all the available packages. All packages include a 3T Collector's Edition CD that you will only be able to get your hands on at this exclusive show! Special 3T merchandize will be for sale at the show.
3T have announced that B-Brave is joining them and kicking off what is to be an amazing evening at the RAI!
B-Brave is een vijfkoppige all-boy band bestaande uit Cassius, Dioni, Kaj, Jai en Samuel, die vlak na de bandvorming deel namen aan het internationale TV-format X-factor. Zij behaalden daar de derde plek en dat leverde hen een platencontract op bij Sony Music Entertainment. Dat B-Brave de meest populaire boyband van Nederland is werd in de afgelopen twee jaar meerdere malen bevestigd door de verscheidene awards die zij in de wacht hebben gesleept, waaronder de Nickelodeon Kids ‘Choice Awards voor ‘Favoriete Act Nederland/België’ in 2014 én 2015. Nooit eerder heeft een boyband dit tot tweemaal toe in achtereen opvolgende jaren gewonnen.
3T have announced a second show in Amsterdam to celebrate the launch of their brand new album, Chapter III. Listen to songs off the new album (as well as other 3T classics) performed live, hear the stories behind them and more at this special engagement in the “Milkyway” in Amsterdam on September 17th.
Get ready for unique 3T live shows like you've never seen before!
3T are excited and ready to share this next chapter of their music careers with their loyal fans and introduce a whole new generation to the magic that is 3T. The new album, Chapter III, will be released globally on digital format through online music stores on September 10th.
Jermaine Jackson is an honorary Ambassador of Hope, and renowned global artist Davood Roostaei, Ambassador of Hope, discuss the upcoming inaugural Ambassadors of Hope Gala in Abu Dhabi in January of 2017.
This fall Taryll Jackson is presenting an all new "Road To The MainStage" Series in which he invites you to follow him all around the world and get to know him as he sets out to hit the MainStage.