Record producer, conductor, arranger, composer and television producer, Quincy Jones claims that he was double-crossed by Sony and Michael Jackson Productions (aka MJP).
Jones alleges that the 2 companies intentionally aced him out of his cut of pop legends music.
According to TMZ.com, Jones has sued MJJ Productions and Sony … claiming he owns a big chunk of “Off the Wall,” “Thriller” and “Bad” because he produced all of them. Jones claims Sony and MJJ concocted a scheme to edit and remix the original songs and put them into new ventures such as the “This Is It” movie, the Cirque du Soleil stage show and the 25th Anniversary of the “Bad” album and then deny him royalties.
The allegations are even worse. Jones says MJJ and Sony created a shell game and diverted millions of bucks away from what is rightfully his.
Howard Weitzman, lawyer for the Michael Jackson Estate, tells TMZ, “The Estate of Michael Jackson was saddened to learn that Quincy Jones has filed a lawsuit seeking money from Michael’s Estate.
To the best of our knowledge, Mr. Jones has been appropriately compensated over approximately 35 years for his work with Michael.” Read more at TMZ.com
Jones is suing the company and wants $10 mil minimum.
Quincy Jones has an estimated networth of $310 Million.
Thriller is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Michael Jackson. It was released on November 30, 1982, by Epic Records as the follow-up to Jackson’s critically and commercially successful 1979 album Off the Wall.
Thriller explores similar genres to those of Off the Wall, including pop, R&B, rock, post-disco, funk, and adult contemporary music.
Recording sessions took place between April and November 1982 at Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California, with a production budget of $750,000, assisted by producer Quincy Jones.
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Of the nine tracks on the album, four of them were written by Jackson himself. Seven singles were released from the album, all of which reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Three of the singles had music videos released. “Baby Be Mine” and “The Lady in My Life” were the only tracks that were not released as singles. In just over a year, Thriller became—and currently remains—the best-selling album of all time, with sales estimated by various sources as being between 51 and 65 million copies worldwide. In the United States, it also tied with the Eagles’ Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) as the best-selling album at 29 millions shipped. The album won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards in 1984, including for Album of the Year.
Thriller enabled Jackson to break down racial barriers in pop music via his appearances on MTV and meeting with President of the United States Ronald Rea...Read More