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Sony Music picks up 3 Michael Jackson songs from streaming among claims, confusion over lead vocals

Sony Music picks up 3 Michael Jackson songs from streaming among claims, confusion over lead vocals

    Michael Jackson (1958 - 2009) stands in a graffiti-filled subway car during the recording of the long music video for his song

Michael Jackson (1958 – 2009) stands in a graffiti-filled subway car during the recording of the long music video for his song “Bad”, directed by Martin Scorsese, New York, New York, November 1986.
Photo: The Vinnie Zuffante / Hulton Archive (Getty pictures)

If you’re a fan of Michael Jackson’s eponymous, 2010 posthumous album, Michaelthen you may notice that a few songs are no longer available for streaming on Apple Music, Spotify or YouTube Music.

That’s because Sony Music on Wednesday pulled three songs, namely “Monster” 50 Cent, «Breaking News» and «Keep Your Head Up». While the giant media company did not give a specific reason why they did it, pr Complexcomes the decision among ongoing rumors that Jackson may not be singing at them anyway.

Questions about the main vocals of these songs first began to erupt almost eight years ago, when diehard fans sued Sony Music and the Jackson estate for using false vocals on the tracks. A judge finally ruled in 2018 that neither party could prove exactly who the votes actually belonged to, and then held Sony or the estate not liable.

Despite this, the official website, the media company and the estate claim that the decision to remove the aforementioned has nothing to do with the vocal controversy.

“I should point out that the removal of these three songs has nothing to do with their authenticity,” a spokesman for the website explained. “The Estate and Sony Music believe the ongoing conversation about the tracks distracts the fan community and casual Michael Jackson listeners from focusing their attention where it should be – on Michael’s legendary and deep music catalog.”

Add Sony Music and Jackson’s property in a statement, “Nothing should be read into this document regarding the authenticity of the tracks—it’s just time to move beyond the distraction around them. “

OK, so let me get this straight: you remove some songs that have been caught up in controversy, say that the decision to remove them had nothing to do with the controversy, and explain that the controversy is just a distraction, but YOU NEVER EXPLAIN WHY YOU ACTUALLY REMOVE THE SONGS?

I do not know, fam. How is that saying going? “If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck … »Wwell, you know the rest.

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