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Quincy Jones awarded $9.4 million from Jackson Estate

OLD TIMES: Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones at the 1984 Grammy Awards

QUINCY JONES has won his lawsuit against the estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music over the cash haul of money they have received since Jackson’s death.

According to VVN Music:

"The lawsuit said that MJJ Productions and Sony Music have been making large sums of money off of Jackson’s music, much of which was produced by Jones, while “disguising” the owed royalties.

Jones was particularly upset over remixes and edits that were made without his approval when contracts said that he would be the first person that the work would be offered to. Examples would be the deluxe version of Bad and the reworked music used by the Cirque du Soleil."

Jones’ initial suit claimed $30.3 million in unrecognised royalties while the Jackson estate said that they owed him less than $400,000.

Jackson’s estate still plan to appeal.

Jones and Jackson worked together on numerous projects, first starting with Off the Wall and continuing with Thriller and Bad. The three album collaboration produced seventeen top ten hits including nine number 1s.

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