Many of you know Michael Joseph Jackson is near and dear to my heart as a musician and the greatest entertainer to ever grace the stage. Ok, we’ve gotten that out-of-the-way. Today and probably many years to come I’ll be here and around to discuss the sale of his stake in ownership of the very lucrative and exclusive Sony/ATV catalog. First off, I was on Instagram and I came across a post from Jeff Robinson (one-time manager of Alicia Keys).
The Beatles catalog ALONE cost MJ $46-47 million dollars for under 200 songs…then you add in MJ’s music, Beyonce’s music and the list literally keeps going on and on. For them to sell half the share of MJ’s stake for $750 million is a STEAL, literally.
Alicia Key’s ex-manager Jeff Robinson replied to me on Instagram that they probably didn’t have a choice but to sell it. Again, where? Why? Considering this is where much of the drama in the late 90s/00’s stems from regarding Tommy Motolla and then MJ felt as though they sabotaged his Invincible album by not promoting it. Again, why would his estate get the notion to sell when they knew how much power and prestige it garnered?