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Bittersweetness: Michael Jackson’s ATV Music Publishing

Initially, the news broke my heart and brought tears to my eyes.

He worked so hard and suffered so much for it.

What a great investment it was.
He said he would never sell it…and HE never did. But he is no longer here.

So perhaps cashing out is for the best now, nearly seven years after his passing. His children will all be grownups soon and I can’t help but to think that he would not want them to have to carry the burden that goes along with being co-owners of the largest music publishing catalogue in the world; though it was one he proudly and bravely carried himself for various reasons, including as a business example to other artists.

Music History will forever have to acknowledge the fact that Sony/ATV came to be because of Michael Jackson, the investment and deal he was wise enough to make.

Rest easy Michael.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7262961/inside-sony-atvs-buyout-michael-jackson-estate

Michael Jackson’s ATV Catalogue: One of the Smartest Investments in Music HIStory

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Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall

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Joe Vogel’s “‘I Ain’t Scared of No Sheets: Rescreening Black Masculinity in Michael Jackson’s Black Or White”

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In recent weeks, Joe Vogel, noted author on works about Michael Jackson, has been cyber stalked and bullied in a blatant effort to censor his work. Dr. Vogel is an Assistant Professor at Merrimack College whose Doctoral thesis was on the work of Michael Jackson. His works in include Man In the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson. Earth Song: Inside Michael Jackson’s Magnum Opus” and numerous articles on Michael Jackson and other popular music and literary figures. Dr. Vogel contributed an essay on “Thriller” for the the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. “Thiller” is the only music short film to be added to the National Registry of the Library of Congress.

Dr. Voge’s essay for the  National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress on Michael Jackson’s Thriller can be found here:

http://www.loc.gov/rr/record/nrpb/registry/essays/Thriller–FINAL.pdf.

An individual falsely accused Dr. Vogel of plagiarism for his article “‘I…

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Michael Jackson’s catalog is streaming HOT!

Who’s BAD?

Billie Jean crossed the 100 million mark on Spotify in terms of spins which is a big number for an old song. Just to put it into context: such a viral relatively current hit like Happy has 354 million spins, Blurred Lines 245 million. So 100 million is very good for a 33-year-old song.

On this occasion I made an update on the Spotify stats of MJ’s songs.

Some notes:

Love Never Felt So Good is solo and duet version counted together. Beat It has overtaken Man In The Mirror since the last time I checked it (around May).

1 Billie Jean 100 353 540
2 Love Never Felt So Good (solo + JT duet) 78 822 950
3 Beat It 63 650 939
4 Man In The Mirror (Album Version + 2003 Edit) 62 383 996
5 Thriller (Album Version+Single Version+2003 Edit) 50 955 017
6 Smooth Criminal 46 414 234
7 Black or White (Album + Single Version) 39 948 319
8 Hold My Hand 37 185 934
9 The Way You Make Me Feel (Album Version + Single Version) 35 210 610
10 They Don’t Care About Us 29 738 091
11 P.Y.T. 29 245 166
12 Dirty Diana 25 397 664
13 Bad 25 066 605
14 Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough (Album version + Number Ones version) 22 853 054
15 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin (Album Version+Single Version) 19 185 660
16 Human Nature (Album Version + Essential) 18 626 027
17 Rock with You (Album+Single version) 16 424 999
18 Earth Song (Album Version + Radio Edit) 15 290 022
19 You Are Not Alone (Album Version + Single Version + Radio Edit) 14 204 311
20 You Rock My World (Album Version + Essential + Radio Edit) 14 171 660
21 Heal The World 13 561 384
22 I Just Can’t Stop Loving You 13 201 863
23 Remember The Time 11 265 961
24 Will You Be There (Album Version + Single Version) 10 222 218
25 A Place with No Name 9 702 319
26 The Girl Is Mine 8 891 668
27 Slave to the Rhythm 8 463 248
28 This Is It 7 102 041
29 Leave Me Alone 7 008 886
30 Liberian Girl 6 998 453
31 Off The Wall (Album version + Essential version) 6 290 904
32 Chicago 5 817 699
33 Jam 5 622 565
34 Who Is It (Album Version + 7″ Edit) 5 580 930
35 Loving You 5 316 949
36 Another Part of Me 5 221 803
37 She’s Out of My Life 5 074 966
38 Give In To Me 4 730 313
39 Love Never Felt So Good original 4 238 300
40 In The Closet (Album Version + Single Version) 4 087 225
41 Hollywood Tonight 3 870 194
42 Xscape 3 787 048
43 Scream 3 610 210
44 Workin’ Day and Night 3 605 663
45 Do You Know Where Your Children Are 3 576 721
46 Blue Gangsta 3 485 277
47 Blood on the Dance Floor 3 469 741
48 Stranger in Moscow 3 364 830
49 Speed Demon 3 314 804
50 Baby Be Mine 3 171 725
51 Butterflies 2 729 871
52 The Lady In My Life 2 661 201
53 Dangerous 2 646 088
54 A Place with No Name original 2 585 479
55 Just Good Friends 2 501 319
56 Come Together 2 474 955
57 Slave to the Rhythm original 2 359 872
58 Chicago original 2 278 938
59 Loving You original 2 210 903
60 Ghosts 1 976 239
61 (I Like) The Way You Love Me 1 955 187
62 Do You Know Where Your Children Are original 1 846 519
63 Xscape original 1 830 543
64 Blue Gangsta original 1 758 070
65 Behind the Mask 1 691 249
66 Speechless 1 671 484
67 This Is It – Orchestra Version 1 666 971
68 I Can’t Help It 1 656 646
69 Break of Dawn 1 607 622
70 Get on the Floor 1 487 529
71 Unbreakable 1 475 244
72 Much Too Soon 1 356 613
73 She’s Out of My Life demo 1 356 388
74 Beat It demo 1 328 033
75 Why You Wanna Trip On Me 1 308 993
76 (I Can’t Make It) Another Day 1 263 561
77 Smile 1 245 196
78 Don’t Be Messin’ ‘Round 1 232 685
79 Girlfriend 1 219 558
80 Wanna Be Somethin’ Somethin’ demo 1 162 962
81 Best of Joy 1 153 609
82 Whatever Happens 1 144 686
83 Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu 1 089 027
84 Al Capone 1 073 065
85 Childhood 1 061 533
86 Gone Too Soon 1 058 469
87 Heaven Can Wait 1 033 653
88 Abortion Papers 1 000 068
89 She Drives Me Wild 943 107
90 Burn This Disco Out 941 951
91 Someone In The Dark 931 289
92 It’s The Falling in Love 929 446
93 Keep The Faith 917 095
94 Planet Earth (poem) 875 106
95 Price of Fame 869 346
96 Can’t Let Her Get Away 835 217
97 History 806 721
98 One More Chance 779 681
99 Tabloid Junkie 775 777
100 2 Bad 767 745
101 This Time Around 750 724
102 D.S. 737 825
103 Money 727 744
104 Invincible 718 008
105 Je Ne Veux Pas La Fin De Nous 696 231
106 Heartbreaker 690 731
107 Cry 644 591
108 Little Susie 633 667
109 Morphine 597 815
110 You Are My Life 593 812
111 Billie Jean Home Demo 1981 575 274
112 2000 Watts 567 620
113 The Lost Children 550 939
114 Is It Scary 534 277
115 Don’t Walk Away 476 984
116 Privacy 466 693
117 Threatened 453 525
118 Carousel 434 107
119 Superfly Sister 344 149

In terms of albums:

1. Thriller 296,740,943
2. Bad 232,720,237
3. Dangerous 102,727,884
4. HIStory 76,189,351
5. Off The Wall 60,484,716
6. Invincible 28,997,123

Blood on the Dance Floor (I only counted the 5 original songs): 6,922,221

The posthumus albums, especially Xscape have an adventage since they were released while Spotify already existed and new releases always get more attention naturally.

Xscape 138,080,835
Michael album (without the Cascio songs) 48,476,347

No childhood songs, no Jackson 5 or Jacksons songs were counted, only MJ’s adult career. I also did not count remixes, eg. the Immortal album versions (except for the new versions on Xscape).

Michael’s catalog is doing very strongly on streaming services, including Spotify. On Spotify you will rarely, if ever, find a non-current artist with 14 songs over 20 million spins and 24 songs over 10 million. Actually I haven’t seen any other than Michael.

Source: OTW_ from LSA

http://tl.gd/n_1sn7fop Cherrelle @Happychick93

Michael Jackson’s LNFSG Video: Vevo Certified 100,000,000+ Plays

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