Quincy Jones’ Royalties Dispute With Michael Jackson Estate Inches Toward Trial
Quincy Jones’ breach of contract claims involving posthumous Michael Jackson releases will proceed to trial next month, after a judge on Wednesday denied a motion for summary judgment.
The fight began in 2013 when Jones sued Sony Entertainment and MJJ Productions, a song company controlled by the King of Pop’s estate, claiming master recordings he produced were wrongfully edited and remixed to deprive him of backend profit participation. The works at issue including the This Is It film and soundtrack album and the 25th anniversary edition of Bad.
Zia Modabber, attorney for MJJ, argued that Jones is trying to pass off breach of contract damages claims as separate causes…