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What DID happen on June 25? part 29 LunaJo67


Michael Jackson Hoax Death-Alive,Vendetta.


Michael Jackson Alive- Last Days!!


SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT AND DADA STRENGTHEN THEIR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP—June 25, 2009

Interesting that this was announced on the day MJ “died”…

And something else to keep in mind: MJ had issues with Tommy Mottola, not Sony per say…

SONY MUSIC ACQUIRES A MINORITY STAKE IN DADA.NET IN EXCHANGE FOR ITS HOLDING IN DADA ENTERTAINMENT
SONY MUSIC AND DADA SIGN A STRATEGIC INTERNATIONAL CONTENT DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

New York, Florence – June 25, 2009Sony Music Entertainment and Dada, a leading international provider of web and mobile community and entertainment services, today announced that they have entered into a new strategic agreement which further strengthens their partnership.

Sony Music is acquiring an equity interest in Dada.net S.p.A., the mobile music operation of Dada S.p.A. in exchange for its stake in Dada Entertainment LLC, the US-based mobile entertainment joint venture between the two companies.

In addition Sony Music and Dada have entered into a broadened international content distribution agreement that enables Dada to offer a wider selection of products and services featuring content from Sony Music artists in a greater number of territories around the world.

“We are pleased to be expanding our relationship with Dada to continue to build the market for mobile and web entertainment in the U.S. and around the world,” commented Thomas Hesse, President, Global Digital Business, U.S. Sales and Corporate Strategy, Sony Music Entertainment. “Our new content distribution agreement will give more consumers greater flexibility in how they consume music, and enable the development of innovative new products, and off-deck and on-deck mobile services featuring the highest quality content from Sony Music artists.”

“Two years from the launch of the Joint Venture with Sony Music, with whom we have successfully collaborated in the development of an innovative digital entertainment offer in the United States and Canada, we have decided to further consolidate our strategic partnership,” commented Paolo Barberis, founder and Chairman of Dada. “The strengthening of relations with a major partner such as Sony Music once again demonstrates the potential of Dada Music: a musical ‘open platform’ increasingly central to a network which is implementing rapid changes and registers growing user number records.”

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About Dada S.p.A.

Dada S.p.A.(dada.dada.net) is an international leader in Community and Entertainment services via web and mobile, as well as in Domain, Hosting and advanced online Advertising solutions.

The company is organized into 2 business areas: Dada.net (www.dada.it, services focused on digital music) and Dada.pro (www.dada.pro, professional services and online advertising solutions). Dada is listed on the MTA market of Borsa Italiana (DA.MI) in the STAR segment.

About Sony Music Entertainment

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including American Recordings, Arista Nashville, Arista Records, Aware, Battery Records, Beach Street Records, Black Seal, BNA Records, Cinematic, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Flicker Records, Fo-Yo Soul, GospoCentric, Hitz Committee Entertainment, J Records, Jive Records, LaFace Records, Legacy Recordings, Masterworks, Polo Grounds, RCA Records, RCA Nashville, RCA Red Seal, RCA Victor, Reunion Records, Slightly Dangerous, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Verity Records, and Volcano Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

SONY COMMENTS ON THE PASSING OF MICHAEL JACKSON

NEW YORK, NY – June 25, 2009 – Michael Jackson, one of the most widely beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time, leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture.

Commenting on his passing, Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President, Sony Corporation, said: “Michael Jackson was a brilliant troubadour for his generation, a genius whose music reflected the passion and creativity of an era. His artistry and magnetism changed the music landscape forever. We have been profoundly affected by his originality, creativity and amazing body of work. The entire Sony family extends our deepest condolences to his family and to the millions of fans around the world who loved him.”

Rolf Schmidt-Holtz, CEO, Sony Music Entertainment, said: “Michael Jackson’s unsurpassed artistry and beloved music brought joy to every corner of the world. We jointoday with his millions of fans in expressing our profound sadness and we offer our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. It was a true privilege for all of us in the Sony Music family to work with one of the most talented superstars in the history of music. We will miss him greatly.”

Martin Bandier, Chairman & CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, said: “Michael was the kind of amazing talent that comes along once in a lifetime. He was an incredible recording artist, an insightful businessman, an unmatched performer, and a true icon. To all of us at Sony/ATV Music Publishing, he was also a trusted and passionate partner, who was very proud of our accomplishments. He will be dearly missed.  We wish his children and entire family our deepest condolences.”

Five of Jackson’s solo albums – “Off the Wall,” “Thriller,” “Bad,” “Dangerous” and “HIStory,” all with Epic Records, a Sony Music label – are among the top-sellers of all time. During his extraordinary career, he sold an estimated 750 million records worldwide, released 13 No.1 singles and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Jackson as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time and “Thriller” as the Biggest Selling Album of All Time.  Jackson won 13 Grammy Awards and received the American Music Award’s Artist of the Century Award.

Michael Jackson started in the music business at the age of 11 with his brothers as a member of the Jackson 5. In the early 1980s, he defined the art form of music video with such ground-breaking videos as “Billie Jean,” “Beat It” and the epic “Thriller.” Jackson’s sound, style and dance moves inspired subsequent generations of pop, soul, R&B and hip-hop artists.


Teddy Riley: ‘I Never Said’ Michael Jackson Was Murdered

Teddy Riley speaks in the present tense about MJ…

Teddy Riley: ‘I Never Said’ Michael Jackson Was Murdered.


“Michael” Art Work


MJ Producer Believes MJ Is ALIVE!!!!!

11/22/2010 9:32 AM PST by TMZ Staff

Michael Jackson is NOT DEAD — he’s still alive … just like Elvis … this according to a famous music producer who worked with MJ all the way to the possibly not-so-bitter end.

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Super producer Teddy Riley — who worked with MJ on the “Dangerous” album and produced the song “Breaking News” on the upcoming Sony album — has reignited the Michael Jackson conspiracy theory after twittering that he believes MJ is alive … somewhere.

Riley wrote, “If people can think Elvis is still alive why the F#*@ I cant [sic] think Michael is still alive.”

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Just one day before the tweet, Riley received a message from a fan who wrote, “Akon said he believes Michael is in hiding and will be coming back one day. Im curious to know what ya think bout that.”

Riley responded, “AKON IS MY FRIEND AND WE THINK ALIKE.”

So, we gotta ask …

 


Teddy Riley on Michael Jackson

Somehow, I believe Teddy Riley over some f the family members…

 


Love Train Michael Jackson Part 1


Complete Credit Break Down For Michael Jackson’s MICHAEL

“Produced by Michael Jackson”. Really? Can you produce when you’re dead? LOL

Hold My Hand (Duet with Akon)
Written by Aliaune Thiam, Giorgio Tuinfort, Claude Kelly / Published by Byefall Productions, Inc./Sony ATV Harmony (ASCAP), Piano Music/Sony ATV Tunes (BMI), Talpa Music Publishing (BUMA), Studio Beast Music/Warner Tamerlane Music Corp (BMI) / Produced by Akon for Upfront/Konvict, Giorgio Tuinfort for Piano Music / Co-Produced by Michael Jackson for MJJ Productions, Inc. / Akon appears courtesy of SRC/Universal Records, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc. / Recorded by Mark ‘Exit’ Goodchild for Milk Money Consulting at Palms Studio’s Las Vegas, US, Solitaire Studio’s Atlanta, US, Metropolis Studio’s London, UK, Wisseloord Studio’s Hilversum, Netherlands and FC Walvisch Studio’s Amsterdam, Netherlands / Recording Assistants: Mack Woodward, Justin Pintar, Matt Paul, Miguel Scott, Kory Aaron, Eelco Bakker and Ryan Wiese / Orchestra Recorded by Wessel Oltheten / Orchestra Recording Assistant: Dennis Krijnen / Mixed by Serban Ghenea / String Arrangement: Franck van der Heijden / All Instruments and Programming: Akon and Giorgio Tuinfort

Hollywood Tonight
Written by Michael Jackson, Brad Buxer / Spoken Bridge Written by Teddy Riley / Published by Mijac Music, Adida Music Inc. / Produced by Teddy Riley, Michael Jackson / Co-Produced by Theron “Neff-U” Feemster / Mixed by Jean-Marie Horvat, Teddy Riley, Scott Elgin / Programming and Finisher: Teddy Riley / Vocals Recorded by Michael Durham Prince and Mischke / Additional Background Vocals: Mischke / Spoken Bridge by Taryll Jackson / Whistling: Danny Ray McDonald, Jr., Michael Durham Prince / Engineered by Scott Elgin, James Murray, Michael Durham Prince, Jon Nettlesbey / Assistant Engineer: Quentinn Gilkey / Keyboard: Theron “Neff-U” Feemster, Edward Brown / Guitar: Erick Donell Walls, Eric Jackson / Horns: The Regiment

Keep Your Head Up
Written by Michael Jackson, Eddie Cascio, James Porte / Published by
Mijac Music, Jab Me Music / Produced by C “Tricky” Stewart for Red Zone Entertainment, Inc., Angelikson, Michael Jackson for MJJ Productions, Inc. / Mixed by Jaycen Joshua for the Penua Project / Mix Assisted by Jesus Garnica / Background Vocals: Michael Jackson, James Porte / Additional Backing Vocals: Duawne Starling / Engineered by Brian “B-Luv” Thomas, Andrew Wuepper / Engineering Assisted by Jason Sherwood, Steven Dennis, Travis Harrington Stuart Brawley, Joe Corcoran, Drew Harris / Musicians: Jamie Wollam, Rudy Bird, Sean Hurley, Stuart Brawley, Joe Corcoran, Eddie Cascio, James Porte, Lamont “Monty” Neuble, Cameron Stone, Nicole Garcia / Drum Programming: Joe Corcoran and James Porte

(I Like) The Way You Love Me
Written by Michael Jackson / Published by Mijac Music / Produced by Theron “Neff-U” Feemster, Michael Jackson / Mixed by Serban Ghenea / Engineer for Mix: charlie Hanes / Assisted by Tim Roberts / Vocals Recorded by Michael Durham Prince / Engineered by James Murray / Piano: William C. Champlin / Guitar: Erick Donell Walls / Bass: Thomas Drayton / Percussion: Paulinho da Costa / Keyboards and Drum Programming: Theron “Neff-U” Feemster

Monster (Featuring 50 Cent)
Written by Michael Jackson, Eddie Cascio, James Porte / Rap Lyrics Written by Curtis Jackson / Published by Mijac Music, Jab Me Music, Curtis Jackson 50 Cent Music Publishing (admin by Universal Music Publishing) (ASCAP) / Produced by Teddy Riley, Angelikson, Michael Jackson / Mixed by Jean-Marie Horvat, Teddy Riley / Programming and Finisher: Teddy Riley / Background Vocals: Michael Jackson, James Porte / Kids’ Scream: Nigel and Naiden Maynard / Recording Engineer: Scott Elgin, Khaliq Glover AKA Khaliq-O-Vision, Quenton Gilkey (Assistant Engineer), Luis Navarro, Zachariah Redding (Assistants Engineer on the Rap) (Recorded at Boom Boom Room), Stuart Brawley, Glen Marchese, Joe Corcoran, Drew Harris / Rap Performed by 50 Cent courtesy of Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records / Musicians: Rudy Bird, Joe Corcoran, Eddie Cascio, Stuart Brawley, Cameron Stone, Sharon Jackson, Orianthi courtesy of Geffen Records

Best Of Joy
Written by Michael Jackson / Published by Mijac Music / Produced by Theron “Neff-U” Feemster, Michael Jackson / Co-Produced by Brad Buxer / Mixed by Serban Ghenea / Engineer for Mix charlie Hanes / Assisted by Tim Roberts / Vocals Recorded by Michael Durham Prince and Mischke / Additional Background Vocals: Mischke / Engineered by James Murray / Guitar: Erick Donell Walls / All Other Instruments: Theron “Neff-U” Feemster

Breaking News
Written by Michael Jackson, Eddie Cascio, James Porte / Published by Mijac Music, Jab Me Music / Produced by Teddy Riley, Angelikson, Michael Jackson / Mixed by Jean-Marie Horvat, Teddy Riley / Programming and Finisher: Teddy Riley / Recording Engineer: Scott Elgin, Khaliq Glover AKA Khaliq-O-Vision, Stuart Brawley, Glen Marchese, Joe Corcoran, Drew Harris / Assistant Engineer: Quenton Gilkey / String Session Recording Engineer: Reggie Dozer / String Session Assistant Engineer: Brandon Datoli / Voiceover Engineers: Myron Chandler And Dave Hampton / String Session: The Bower Wright Orchestra / Arranged and Conducted By Bower Wright / Musicians: James Porte, Stuart Brawley, Eddie Cascio, Joe Corcoran / Voice Talents: Stuart Brawley, Sandy Orkin, Stacey Michaels, Michael Lefevre, Lisa Orkin / Voiceover Producer: Michael Lefevre

(I Can’t Make It) Another Day
(Featuring Lenny Kravitz)
Written by Lenny Kravitz / Published by Lenny Kravitz/Miss Bessie Music / Produced by Lenny Kravitz / Co-Pproduced by Michael Jackson / Mixed by Lenny Kravitz / Lead and Background Vocals: Michael Jackson / Background Vocals: Lenny Kravitz / Michael Jackson’s Vocals Recorded at Marvin’s Room by Henry Hirsch / Electric Guitar: Lenny Kravitz / Bass: Lenny Kravitz / Mini Moog: Lenny Kravitz / String and Horn samples: Lenny Kravitz / Timpani: Lenny Kravitz / Gong: Lenny Kravitz / 12-String Electric Guitar: Craig Ross / Drums: Dave Grohl / Drum Programming and Noise: Dave Barron and Lenny Kravitz / Synthesizer Programming: Dave Baron / Studio Technician and Additional Programming: Alex Alvarez

Behind The Mask
Written by Michael Jackson, Chris Mosdell, Ryuichi Sakamoto / Published by Mijac Music (BMI) All rights administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) & by Alfa Music, Inc. (JASRAC) All Rights Administered by Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP) / Produced by Michael Jackson, charlie McClain & Jon Nettlesbey / ‘Behind The Mask’ contains a sample of the recording “Behind The Mask” as performed by Yellow Magic Orchestra. (P) 1979 Alfa Music, Inc. Licensed by Alfa Music, Inc. All Rights Reserved. / Mixed by Jon Nettlesbey, Khaliq Glover / Lead & Background Vocals: Michael Jackson / Additional Background Vocals: Shanice Wilson, Alphonso Jones / Background Vocals Arranged by Leon F. Sylvers III / Engineered by Jon Nettlesbey, Allen Sides, Khaliq Glover / Saxophone and Saxophonic Percussion: Mike Phillips courtesy of Hidden Beach Recordings / Keyboards & Drum Programming: Big Jim Wright / Additional Keyboards: Greg Phillinganes / Bass: Alex Al / Percussion: Paulino Da Costa / Additional Keyboards, Drum Programming, Sequencing & Digital Editing: Jon Nettlesbey

Much Too Soon
Written by Michael Jackson / Published by Mijac Music / Produced by Michael Jackson, charlie McClain / Mixed by Allen Sides / Guitar: Tommy Emmanuel / Khora: Dean Parks / Harmonica: Tommy Morgan / Accordion: Suzie Katayama / Arranger & Conductor: David Campbell / Contractor: Suzie Katayama / Concertmaster: Charlie Bisharat

With LO.V.E. to MichaelfanSK.



“If Michael Were Dead Now…”

Thanks Harvey! LOL

Pay particular attention to 04:46 mins

 

http://www.tmz.com/tmz-live/?autoplay=t&mediaKey=528a7c06-33c4-4910-a7e6-4691f73f9d1a&isShareURL=true


Statement from Dominic Cascio regarding “Michael”

Dominic Cascio speaks (Upcoming statement from Eddie soon)

Dominic Cascio:

the kids while at my house had homeschool everyday at my house while michael worked in the studio! (2 different parts of the house) everything will be revealed shortly! the truth will prevail! the jackson brothers and 3t are brainwashing everyone because of there own jelousey! including the kids! michael distanced himself from his brothers for a reason! they were all greedy, and always looked for trouble and they are doing the same now! remember that they have no say in the estate, and they are not entitled to any money from the estate… the only ones who benifit from the estate are those 3 beauteful kids! so not buying the album will ultimately hurt them! my brother has 3 songs on the album, and if they were fake they wouldnt be going out! remember the jacksons ordered a forensic test to test the vocals and they came back positive! (all 3 tests) all the producers who worked with him like quincy jones, bruce swedien, teddy riley all say its him so who is claiming its fake?? ONLY THE JACKSONS! now if they still have a problem they should take legal action but since they have NO case they are trying to ruin the album to hurt my family, which is doing nothing but hurting the kids! so like i said look at the big picture! dont be manipulated! michael always said dont listen to what you hear about him because people make up lies! my brother has sworn affadavits which means he swore his life these songs! and we are not desperate we are trying to make michaels latest work be heard! if michael didnt like these songs he would never record them to begin with! he didnt record on friends tracks just for fun!!! this was seriouse! not fully finished but very seriouse work! the fans are doing more harm to michaels name then good!

michaels is singing in the whole song, the other voice is just giving accents that michael could not record yet becuase he wasnt able to due to his death! u can hear it in the backround when he sais the word jackson.. michael is saying jackson but in the back you will heard jackson said with a different tone and accent, maybe this voice is causing confusion with the fans but just like in butterflies there were other singers credited in the songs just like this guy is! maybe without the voice there wouldnt be confusion of the credibility of the songs but it is too late think what should have been done.. this is the way it is and we are not making false tracks! michael was recorded through out the whole song, these were just extras to give more body! maybe it was the right desicion maybe it was wrong but in no way would we try to fool the fans, or anyone! We have always been and will always be LOYAL to michael and the kids!

there will be a statement plus more from my brother one day soon and i hope it will clarify every thing! 3t and the jacksons started this smear campaign after john McLains songs were taken off the album to put my brothers. (sonys decision) by the way john mclain was fired years ago and michael hated him ever since! unfortunantly the last will found was one while john was still working with michael.. ( kinda suspiciouse if thats the latest will) michael would have never left the estate in his hands knowing the way he felt about him.. so again… LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE!!! your accusing the wrong people… You can say that he sounds different, your right, different studio, different equipment, different point in time in michaels life! dont be mad about these songs! celebrate them, if you dont like them im sorry but that is a glimpse of what he was still working on… Monster is a song i know he couldnt wait to develop more! videos and story line! wait until the album comes out before you judge (the fans)!

From:

http://www.mjjcommunity.com/forum/showthread.php?t=98234


Is This A Message That Michael Is Alive?

And from TMZ (that we need to “backtrack” it for the message?):

Katherine Jackson’s Partner Backtracks on ‘New’ Song

11/7/2010 8:23 AM PST by TMZ Staff

The guy behind the website JacksonSecretVault.com — the one who called out the Jackson estate for releasing a song he insinuated wasn’t “authentic” — now has a big “authenticity” problem of his own.

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Howard Mann, Katherine Jackson’s business partner, now says the song his website released Saturday was not “unreleased” as he advertised, but rather a “remake.”  Pretty big difference.

Mann told TMZ on Friday his site was releasing the song “Opis None” in part to “overcome the confusion” that arose from the release of the song “Breaking News.”

But it turns out Mann is guilty himself of creating “confusion” by touting an unreleased song that was really a remake.

And on top of that, Mann touted that the release of “Opis None” was made with the blessing of Katherine Jackson.  Now he has taken all references to Mrs. Jackson out of the advertisement they posted on Friday (see below).

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Bad timing for Mann and Katherine — She’s appearing on “Oprah” Monday to push the book she wrote on MJ as well as other projects … projects in which she partnered with Mann

Credit  to Tumic Shason  and longlivetheking from

http://michaeljacksonhoaxforum.com


Roller Coaster Of Love Michael Jackson


Paris’ message from The Oprah show

 

 

Credit to Dominique from

http://thedeathofmj.forumotion.com


Breaking News: Michael Jackson’s Estate Official Statement

There is nothing more important to the Estate than Michael’s music, his legacy and his fans.

As the Michael album was being put together, it was decided to bring Teddy Riley on board to work on several songs, including “Breaking News,” a song Michael recorded with Eddie Cascio and James Porte in late 2007 while living at the Cascio family home with his children. Riley produced and submitted “Breaking News” to Sony for inclusion on the album. At that time, no one ever mentioned that the vocals we heard on the Cascio songs, which were basically in demo format, might not be Michael. It was known, however, that the background vocals were a combination of Michael and James Porte.

After the tracks were submitted to Sony, three of these Cascio songs were selected to be on the album, and “Breaking News” was one of the three. The day after the submission and selection of the album tracks, for the very first time, the authenticity of Michael’s vocals on the Cascio tracks was questioned.

Because of these questions, I was immediately asked by co-Executors John Branca and John McClain to conduct an investigation regarding the authenticity of the lead vocals on the Cascio tracks.

Six of Michael’s former producers and engineers who had worked with Michael over the past 30 years – Bruce Swedien, Matt Forger, Stewart Brawley, Michael Prince, Dr. Freeze and Teddy Riley – were all invited to a listening session to hear the raw vocals of the Cascio tracks in question. All of these persons listened to the a cappella versions of the vocals on the Cascio tracks being considered for inclusion on the album, so they could give an opinion as to whether or not the lead vocals were sung by Michael. They all confirmed that the vocal was definitely Michael.

Michael’s musical director and piano player on many of his records over a 20-year period, Greg Phillinganes, played on a Cascio track being produced for the album, and said the voice was definitely Michael’s. Dorian Holley, who was Michael’s vocal director for his solo tours for 20 plus years (including the O2 Concert Tour) and is seen in the This Is It film, listened to the Cascio tracks and told me the lead vocal was Michael Jackson.

These are all engineers, producers and musicians who worked on tours and/or in the studio with Michael when he was recording Bad, Thriller, Off The Wall, Dangerous, Invincible, HIStory and Blood On The Dance Floor, and they all reconfirmed their belief that the lead vocals were Michael’s voice on the Cascio tracks.

The Estate then retained one of the best-known forensic musicologists in the nation to listen to the vocals without any instrumental accompaniment (“a cappella”), and to compare them with a cappella vocals from previous Michael songs. This expert performed waveform analysis, an objective scientific test used to determine audio authenticity, on the Cascio tracks, as well as previously released tracks with Michael’s voice, and reported that ALL of the lead vocals analyzed (which included Cascio tracks) were the voice of Michael Jackson.

Sony Music conducted their own investigation by hiring yet a second well-respected forensic musicologist who also compared the a cappella lead vocals from Cascio tracks against previously released vocals of Michael’s, and found that it was Michael’s voice on all sets of the raw vocals. The Cascio tracks were also played for two very prominent persons in the music industry who played crucial roles in Michael’s career. Both of these individuals believed that the lead vocals were Michael’s.

Just to be absolutely certain, I also contacted Jason Malachi, a young singer who some persons had wrongfully alleged was a “soundalike” singer that was hired to sing on the Cascio tracks, and I confirmed that he had no involvement with this project whatsoever.

Sony decided that, given the overwhelming objective evidence resulting from the exhaustive investigations outlined above, they wanted to release a record that included three of the Cascio-Porte tracks – because they believed, without reservation, that the lead vocal on all of those tracks were sung by Michael Jackson.

Although there still seem to be concerns being expressed in some quarters about the authenticity of the lead vocals, notwithstanding the opinion of those who worked with Michael, and two independent forensic analysts, ultimately, Michael’s fans will be the judges of these songs, as they always are. We take all fan comments very seriously, and as I’d stated above, there is nothing more important to the Estate than Michael’s music, his legacy and his fans.

Michael’s fans are extraordinary in their quest for accuracy and their passions to raise their voices in a search for truth! We join with them in our care and concern for Michael. We are continuing to follow up with those who have worked in the studio or on tours with Michael, and if any new information comes to light, we will keep you and the fans advised.

Howard Weitzman, Esq.
Attorney for the Estate Of Michael Jackson
Santa Monica, CA

http://mjstar.co.uk/?p=3785


Exclusive: The Inside Story Behind Michael Jackson’s Controversial New Song and Album

Joe Vogel

Posted: November 10, 2010

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Since Michael Jackson’s untimely death in June of 2009, speculation has run rampant about the music he left behind. How much is there? How finished are the songs? What is the quality of the material? And how and when will it be released?

Over the course of writing and researching my forthcoming book, Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson (Sterling 2011), I was fortunate enough to take an in-depth look at Jackson’s entire catalog–including the work he was engaged in during his final years. My sources worked closely with the King of Pop throughout his life and have been trustworthy and reliable throughout the five-year process of the book. In the controversy that tends to surround all things Michael Jackson, it can be difficult to ascertain truth from fiction. But I feel confident with what I have learned about the material poised to appear on his first posthumous album, Michael.

A notorious perfectionist, Jackson always over-recorded. There are at least one hundred songs over the course of his solo career that did not make it onto his major albums. Some of those have already appeared on special editions and collections; others have leaked online in various forms; and many others have never been heard.

At midnight on November 8th, MichaelJackson.com streamed the first official song from the archives (excluding the early-Eighties demo, “This Is It,” which was included as part of the companion album to the film of the same name). Even before its release, however, controversy surrounded “Breaking News” and the other so-called “Cascio tracks.” The conversation has only intensified since then.

Predictably, little of that conversation has been about the content of the new track: the exceptionally ominous strings in the intro, its “Off the Wall”-esque chorus, or its signature Jackson indictment of a media that feeds on “breaking news” (read: scandals) with obsessive compulsion (“No matter what/ You just want to read it again”). Nor has much attention been given to the work of talented producer and longtime-Jackson friend, Teddy Riley, who gives the song a fresh but faithful sheen.

The irony, of course, is this is how Jackson’s music has been received for decades, the substance overlooked in favor of sensationalism and distracting controversy. Yet part of it would no doubt bring a knowing smile to the man who once claimed he wanted to make his whole life “the greatest show on earth.” Long before Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson was engaging artistically with both the monstrosity and allure of fame.

In “Breaking News,” Jackson not only delivers his message, but anticipates the way it will be received. In one verse, he lashes out at those anxious to “write his obituary.” In the chorus, he asks his listening audience, as he did throughout his career, who they project him to be: Is he the “boogieman” (a constructed monstrous figure) we’re thinking of?

Certainly, by 2007 (the year in which “Breaking News” was recorded), he had learned how vicious and entrapping a lifetime in the spotlight could be. The previous two years he had been living as a vagabond, traveling from the Middle Eastern-island of Bahrain to the countryside of Ireland to a private chateau in Las Vegas. In the fall of 2007, he showed up with his children at the doorstep of his longtime friends, the Cascios, in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey. Jackson had been close to the Cascio family for nearly twenty years. During that time, they never once betrayed him for tabloid money (in spite of many offers), but showed him loyalty and allowed him a sense of normalcy he couldn’t often enjoy. In the program at Jackson’s funeral they are referred to as “the First Family of Love.”

Jackson stayed with the Cascios for nearly four months and, along with Frank Cascio, Eddie (Angel) Cascio, and singer James Porte (aka Bobby Ewing), engaged in some of his most sustained recording since before his 2005 trial. Three songs created during these sessions–“Breaking News,” “Keep Your Head Up” and “Monster”–are expected to appear on Jackson’s new album, all of which Jackson co-wrote. During his time in New Jersey, Jackson also recorded vocals for Thriller 25, which was released in 2008.

Beyond the Cascios, several people close to Jackson were familiar with his work in New Jersey. He mentioned to these people that he was “excited” about the work he and the Cascios had generated. According to Jackson’s longtime friend and manager, Frank Dileo, Jackson planned to have recording equipment brought to London during his 02 concert series so he could finalize some of his latest music.

The first of the Cascio tracks to be heard–“Breaking News”–obviously isn’t a perfect realization of Jackson’s abilities. Receiving the most critical attention are Jackson’s vocals, the veracity of which even some family and fans are questioning. There are understandable reasons for this. This certainly isn’t a “typical” Jackson recording: there weren’t extensive warm ups with longtime vocal coach Seth Riggs, no layering and polishing by Jackson himself, no Bruce Swedien and world-class studio technology to capture the original vocal. This was a guide demo, supplemented by the supporting vocals of James Porte (for which he is credited), and produced nearly four years later by Teddy Riley.

Riley, who first began working with Jackson in the early Nineties, found it emotionally difficult to complete the unfinished work of his late friend. To tap into his inspiration, Riley had photographer Harrison Funk surround him with pictures of the singer. “That was the only thing to keep me sane, and not go crazy while I’m working,” said Riley. “Because, you know, it would come out on the music if you hear me banging on the keyboards with tears coming out of my eyes.”

Riley said his fundamental motivation was to extend the legacy of a friend. He approached the tracks, therefore, not attempting to overly embellish, but simply to fill in the best he could. His guiding thought was: “What would Michael want?” He even brought sounds Jackson had him record from previous sessions. The final product, of course, is an approximation. But for Riley it was a labor of love.

It wasn’t until Riley submitted his work, and three of the songs were accepted by Sony for the album, that the controversy began. Certain individuals–some with noble intentions, some less so–began expressing concerns about the authenticity of the vocals. These concerns were taken seriously by Jackson’s Estate. Attorney Howard Weitzman was asked by estate co-executors John Branca and John McClain to conduct a thorough investigation of the authenticity of the Cascio tracks. The Estate, after all, had a lot to lose if the tracks were fraudulent. Since Jackson’s death, by all accounts, it had done a masterful job of preserving and enhancing the artist’s legacy, including the release of the highest-grossing concert documentary film of all time (This Is It), a new music video collection (Michael Jackson’s Vision), a Jackson-themed video game (Michael Jackson: The Experience), a groundbreaking show with Cirque du Soliel (“Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour”), and the biggest recording contract in popular music history.

Perhaps just as important, the Estate had passed on numerous deals, selecting only a handful of projects it felt were worthy of Jackson’s name. Risking the substantial credibility it had established amongst both fans and critics for a handful of questionable tracks would have been reckless at best (for Sony as well, who had invested over $200 million dollars on the singer’s posthumous projects).

In spite of Jackson’s close relationship with the Cascios, therefore, the Estate certainly didn’t accept them on blind faith. The Estate invited four of Jackson’s primary engineers over the past thirty years, three producers who had worked with Jackson (including Teddy Riley), and spoke to one of the musicians that had worked with Michael over the years and who had also contributed to one of the Cascio tracks. Each of them listened to the a cappella version of the vocals on the Cascio tracks without any musical accompaniment so that they could give an opinion as to whether or not the lead vocals on the Cascio tracks were sung by Jackson. To a person they all confirmed that the vocal was definitely Michael Jackson. These engineers, producers and musicians are all people Jackson trusted and whose names would be very familiar to Jackson’s fans.

In addition, at the request of John Branca and John McClain, Howard Weitzman retained one of the best known forensic musicologists in the nation to listen to the a cappella vocals and compare them with a cappella vocals from previously known Jackson songs. This expert performed waveform analysis, an objective scientific procedure, and found that all of the vocals were the voice of Michael Jackson.

Sony Music conducted its own investigation by hiring a second well-respected forensic musicologist who also compared the raw vocals from the Cascio tracks against known vocals of Jackson’s and found that it was Jackson’s voice on both sets of the compared vocals.
The Cascio tracks were also played for two of the most significant people in the music industry who played crucial roles in Jackson’s career. Both of these individuals believe that the vocals are those of Michael Jackson.

It was also specifically verified that the vocals did not belong to well-known Jackson impersonator, Jason Malachi.

The results of this exhaustive investigation confirmed Sony’s belief that the songs submitted by the Estate all contained authentic Michael Jackson vocals. The decision was therefore made to include three of the Cascio tracks on Michael. Other tracks will likely be included on future albums of unreleased material.

While these are not perfectly realized tracks–as no posthumous material can be–there is certainly much to appreciate. The Cascio tracks represent, after all, some of the last work Jackson ever wrote and recorded. It wasn’t ready to be released, but then, Jackson wasn’t ready to die.

“Breaking News,” “Monster,” “Hold My Hand” and the rest of the tracks that comprise Michael are, similar to the This Is It documentary, fragments of an unfinished vision. They aren’t all the polished, perfectionist-Michael Jackson people are accustomed to hearing, but they are him, and what some of his closest friends and collaborators felt his fans deserved to hear.

 

Article;

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-vogel/exclusive-the-inside-stor_b_781364.html


All what you want to know about Michael Jackson full legal name (almost full analysis)

I concluded months ago that his real middle name is JOE.

All the papers with Joseph (such as marriage certificate, kids’ birth certificate, death certificate, etc) are fake.  Yes, MJ has called himself “Joseph” (stage name?), but when it comes to a death certificate, it HAS to be his real legal name.  And I believe it’s JOE.

So perhaps Michael Joseph Jackson, the musician, is dead, but not Michael JOE Jackson, the real man (and movie director???lol)…   My opinion.

 


Oprah and Katherine’s interview: my perceptions

FIRST VIDEO

The emotion on Katherine’s face DID get to me when she initially talked about her memories of MJ.

Here, again, there is the mention “he was a prankster”.  LMP also said the same thing to Oprah a few weeks ago.  Coincidence that we keep hearing he was a prankster???

“one day he just decided to get his nose done”….   Thought he’d fallen , breaking his nose, and then started the nose surgeries…   Inconsistencies…

It really irritates me how the questions about his surgeries and vitiligo keep being asked… enough already! And I wasn’t too thrilled that Katherine said his nose looked like a toothpick…  Wonder if there’s some message in that, though.

Dr. Murray told Katherine…. Even Oprah was surprised.  We’d heard Frank Dileo say it was him who told Katherine and the kids… which I admit, I found strange.  So obviously, someone is lying.

“No, he’s gone..” (to the airport?)   But still, the emotion in Katherine’s voice was quite touching…

 

 

 

SECOND VIDEO

Paris was saying: I want to go with you. I don’t want to be without you”  Go where???  I don’t mean to sound insensitive, because God knows, this was making me cry, but I question all choice of words…

Katherine heard that it was propofol right away… Interesting… (btw, they’re both pronouncing it wrong,lol)

Can’t stand when his “drug addiction” is brought up.  They’re persistent in making sure he has an image as a drug addict. And Katherine isn’t helping because she blatantly states she didn’t believe MJ when he said he wasn’t taking drugs. He may or may not have been on drugs, but enough already!

And of course, an interview wouldn’t be complete without talking about the molestation trials and whether he was guilty. He was INNOCENT, judged so by a juror of his peers!  Accept it and drop it!

Katherine cannot accuse Murray of murder because she isn’t convinced if it was intentional or accidental…  hhhmmmm  His family is saying “murder”, and Murray was the one that supposedly gave him the propafol, therefore one would assume he’s the murderer.   Again, there is much more to Murray then meets the eye.

The kids bonded instantly. She went out and bought tents for them to camp in the yard.  Wasn’t it the very next day that Katherine was photographed  buying camping gear??   the VERY NEXT DAY?   That’s what I call super adjustment!  Again, I’m not trying to be insensitive, but I am using my common sense…

THIRD VIDEO

Katherine filed for divorce TWICE, if what we heard is correct.  I get the feeling Joe was there to “protect” his brood.   His statement that Katherine is too trusting, just like Michael, made me think that.  I’m not going to even talk about the beating and all that stuff. I actually DO understand that , not that I condone it, but it was the way many families raised their kids.

 

I wish I could see clearer what are on the kids’ t-shirts…

Paris made sure Prince told Oprah what he wanted to do,lol “Produce movies and Direct”  (like their dad???lol)

Paris: I want to be an actress when I’m older.  I sometimes do improves…  (I bet you do! lol,  like ur doing right now?)

Prince: Coca Cola and Skittles

Paris: Snickers and soda (coca cola??)

(Can’t help but think there’s a message here , and it’s about Coke)

Vegas, Luxor Hotel… (Criss Angels “BeLIEve”?)

French Toast, like in the movie V for Vendetta….   message there?

 

 


Michael Jackson’s ‘Breaking News’ — The Real Deal

11/7/2010 3:07 PM PST by Harvey Levin

Hey, it’s Harvey. We usually don’t write first person on TMZ, but I gotta tell you what I just heard.

Michael Jackson Breaking News song:

Someone has played me the song “Breaking News.” I’m not a music expert, but I am a Michael Jackson music fan … and it’s definitely Michael Jackson. The song — which is awesome — is a pretty harsh look through Michael’s eyes at the media. In essence, he is saying … You’ve treated me shabbily and you’ve hoped for my demise, but I’m back!

One of the lyrics:
“They want to see that I fall,
cause I’m Michael Jackson.
You write the words to destroy
like it’s a weapon.”

In another part of the song, Jackson sings:
“Everybody wanting a piece of Michael Jackson.
Reporters stalking the moves of Michael Jackson.
Just when you thought he was done,
he comes to give it again.”

The song is vintage Jackson. The initial beat will remind you of “Billie Jean” and there are all sorts of MJ trademarks throughout.

When you hear it, you will not be able to suppress the image of Jackson dancing to the song.

The song was recorded at the home of music producer Eddie Cascio, when Michael Jackson was living there for four months in 2007.

As good as the song is … it’s not the first single that will be released. We’re told we might be able to post a copy of  “Breaking News” on TMZ as soon as late tonight.

http://www.tmz.com/2010/11/07/michael-jackson-breaking-news-song-billie-jean-eddie-cascio/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

BREAKING NEWS :

Everybody wanting a piece of Michael Jackson.
Reporters stalking the moves of Michael Jackson.
Just when you thought he was done,
he comes to give it again.”

no matter what, you just wanna read it again
no matter what, you just wanna feel it again

now is that strange that i fall in love
who is the boogie man you thinkin’ of
all went crazy coz im just in love
this is breaking news X2

everybody watching the news of michael jackson
They want to see that I fall,
cause I’m Michael Jackson

You write the words to destroy
like it’s a weapon

you turn your back on the love and you think you can get it again

no matter what, you just wanna read it again
no matter what, you just wanna feel it again

now is that strange that i fall in love
who is the boogie man you thinkin’ of
all went crazy coz im just in love
this is breaking news X2

now is that strange that i fall inlove
who is the boogie man you thinkin’ of
all went crazy coz im just in love
this is breaking news X2

all the news today they say CRAZY time
who is stranger today we want this day baby

now is that strange that i fall in love
who is the boogie man you thinkin’ of
all went crazy coz im just in love
this is breaking news X2

now is that strange that i fall in love
who is the boogie man you thinkin’ of
all went crazy coz im just in love
this is breaking news X2

YOU’RE BREAKING NEWS

 

http://breakingnews.michaeljackson.com/


Katherine Jackson’s Partner Backtracks on ‘New’ Song

I admit being confused about Katherine’s involvement with Mann…   I don’t get it.  I know people say it’s for money, but somehow, I thought she was above all that.  There must be another reason…

 

11/7/2010 8:23 AM PST by TMZ Staff

The guy behind the website JacksonSecretVault.com — the one who called out the Jackson estate for releasing a song he insinuated wasn’t “authentic” — now has a big “authenticity” problem of his own.

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Howard Mann, Katherine Jackson‘s business partner, now says the song his website released Saturday was not “unreleased” as he advertised, but rather a “remake.”  Pretty big difference.

Mann told TMZ on Friday his site was releasing the song “Opis None” in part to “overcome the confusion” that arose from the release of the song “Breaking News.”

But it turns out Mann is guilty himself of creating “confusion” by touting an unreleased song that was really a remake.

And on top of that, Mann touted that the release of “Opis None” was made with the blessing of Katherine Jackson.  Now he has taken all references to Mrs. Jackson out of the advertisement they posted on Friday (see below).

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Bad timing for Mann and Katherine — She’s appearing on “Oprah” Monday to push the book she wrote on MJ as well as other projects … projects in which she partnered with Mann.


Michael Jackson Alive- New Album Cover!!

I thought the same things about the Cover.