WANTED: Dead or Alive: Michael Jackson
Shouldn’t it be the Estate? lol
The Jackson Estate has made a deal with Sony Music Enertainment for Michael Jackson to be paid $200 million guaranteed over seven years for 10 projects. Sony had previously conferenced with Toyota to pave the way for Jackson to keep on singing long after his product had the brakes applied.
The contract extends through 2017 and may increase in worth to as much as $250 million, announced a proud Joe Jackson, scion of the Jackson family.
No other artist has ever been paid so much so late. Joe Jackson further announced that were he still here, his son, Michael, would be happy that his old recordings, the release of which had been prevented by him for reasons of imperfection, would now be made available by Sony to Michael’s fans. Mr. Jackson has plans to erect a sign on the lawn of his Las Vegas mansion reading: Over one billion served.
Other announced projects are video games, a rerelease of the album, “Off the Wall,” and a bunch of previously seen videos compiled on DVD.
Possible further royalties from future merchandising rights have not yet been calculated. Sir Paul McCartney is considering shelling out the entire $2 billion dollars projected worth of 50 per cent stake in Sony/ATV Music Publishing for rights to Beatles music, as well as Elvis and Dylan. He regrets allowing Michael buy rights to the Beatle catalog for $1.95.
All future Michael Jackson endeavors will fall under the title, “That Wasn’t It.”
Disclaimer: This is a real event, fictionalized by Maggie Van Ostrand