Michael Jackson $250 MILLION music distribution deal in JEOPARDY? | Music | Entertainment


According to The Wall Street Journal, Sony have a seven-year distribution deal for Jackson’s music, which was finalised in December 2017.

However, following the airing of Leaving Neverland the gamble may not pay off in terms of profit for the company.

The report says that royalties from streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify are included, alongside radio stations.

Data for streaming sites should be available next week to see just how much of the public have perhaps boycotted Jackson’s music.

The Times reported BBC Radio 2 last played a track by Jackson on February 24, with no song airing on the station since then leading to claims the star’s music had been dropped from their playlists.

However, a spokesperson for the BBC told Express.co.uk: “It is not true that Michael Jackson has been dropped from the Radio 2 playlist – which is new releases – as he hasn’t been featured on it.

“We don’t ban songs or artists and Michael Jackson, like any other artist could, be played on BBC Radio as we consider each piece of music on its merits and decisions on what we play on different networks are always made with relevant audiences and context in mind.”

Nevertheless, major radio stations in countries like New Zealand and Canada have stopped playing his music.

Leaving Neverland Part 2 airs on Channel 4 at 9pm this evening.



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