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3 Michael Jackson songs, allegedly to be fake, removed from streaming services

3 Michael Jackson songs, allegedly to be fake, removed from streaming services

Three tracks from Michael Jackson’s posthumous album “Michael” from 2010 have been removed from streaming services due to allegations that King of Pop never sang them.

Jackson’s property and Sony Music pulled the tracks “Breaking News”, “Monster” and “Keep Your Head Up” – which fans insist on using singer Jason Malachi’s vocals and not Jackson’s – from the album “as the easiest and best way to move beyond the conversation related to these tracks once and for all. ” The tracks are no longer available on Spotify or Apple Music.

“The remaining tracks on the album remain available,” it said in a statement from Jackson’s property and Sony Music. “Nothing should be read into this action regarding the authenticity of the tracks – it’s just time to move beyond the distraction around them.”

The development comes after Jackson fan Vera Serova sued Sony Music in 2014. At the time, Serova filed a class action lawsuit for violating Unfair Competition Law and the Consumer Legal Remedies Act due to allegations that Jackson was wrongly portrayed as the singer of the songs, according to Variety and Billboard.

Serova also claimed that the manufacturersEdward Cascio and James Porte, who allegedly recorded the songs in 2007 before Jackson’s death in 2009 due to an accidental overdose, knew that the songs were forged, according to online records from the 2020 appeal. The trial against Cascio and Porte is still ongoing.

The court ruled in favor of the estate and Sony Music in 2018, saying that since both parties could not establish the identity of the vocalist, the defendants were not responsible for the charges.

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“Under these circumstances, appellant’s representations about the singer’s identity were a statement of opinion rather than facts,” California Judge Elwood Liu said at the time.

Sony Music acquired the rights to Jackson’s music catalog in a $ 750 million landmark deal in 2016. The deal came as a huge relief to his property, which had consolidated the singer’s debt through new ventures. The agreement does not grant Sony Music rights to songs Jackson wrote or his master recordings.

Earlier, the company had entered into a $ 250 million deal in 2010 with Jackson’s property for rights to the deceased singer’s unreleased material, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“We have full confidence in the results of our extensive research, as well as the stories of those who were in the studio with Michael that the vocals on the new album are his own,” Sony said in a November 2010 statement.

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