Sony Music Group has reportedly agreed to buy 50% of Michael Jackson's musical catalogue.
Sony Music Group has reportedly agreed to buy 50% of Michael Jackson's musical catalogue.

Sony Music Group Acquires Half of Michael Jackson’s Catalogue

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Sony Music Group has reportedly finalized a groundbreaking deal worth at least $600 million to acquire half of the legendary Michael Jackson’s musical catalog, making it the largest-ever acquisition of the works of a single musician.

Michael Jackson, often hailed as the King of Pop, remains one of the most significant and successful artists in music history, with global record sales exceeding 400 million, which is likely underestimated. 

His seminal 1982 album “Thriller” still holds the title as the best-selling album of all time, cementing his enduring legacy.

Streaming Dominance:

Despite his passing in 2009, Jackson’s music continues to captivate audiences worldwide, with an impressive presence on streaming platforms like Spotify, boasting nearly 40 million monthly listeners. 

His timeless hits such as “Billie Jean” and “Beat It” have amassed over one billion streams on Spotify alone.

Upcoming Biopic Sparks Interest:

The announcement of an upcoming biopic starring Jackson’s nephew in the lead role is expected to further fuel interest in the late icon’s life and music, potentially driving up demand for his catalog.

In addition to Jackson’s solo works, the reported deal includes tracks by other artists acquired by Jackson’s Mijac publishing group, potentially featuring hits by music legends such as Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, and Aretha Franklin.

Growing Trend in the Music Industry:

The sale of music catalogs has become a lucrative trend in the music industry, with artists like Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan fetching substantial sums for their musical legacies. 

Reports suggest that the rock band Queen is also exploring a similar deal, highlighting the increasing value placed on established artists’ catalogs.

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