Quincy Jones Awarded $9.4M From Michael Jackson’s Estate
A jury awarded Quincy Jones $9.4 million for royalties he never received for producing Michael Jackson’s three biggest albums. Get the scoop.
Quincy Jones Awarded $9.4M
Quincy Jones was victorious in his royalties battle with Michael Jackson‘s estate.
A jury awarded the iconic producer $9.4 million for royalties he never received for producing the King of Pop’s three biggest albums, “Off the Wall,” “Thriller” and “Bad”
The jury handed down its thriller of a decision Wednesday in Quincy’s legal battle for unpaid royalties on Michael Jackson’s three mega hit albums. Quincy argued accountants for the defendants screwed him out of dough he was owed for producing those records.
He was asking for around $30 million, so he didn’t get exactly what he wanted — but still not a bad payday.
After the verdict, Quincy said, “This lawsuit was never about Michael, it was about protecting the integrity of the work we all did in the recording studio. I view it not only as a victory for myself personally, but for artists’ rights overall.”
MJ’s estate is hot as fish grease and says the award, although lower than what Quincy Jones wanted, was still too much.
Even in this pic, Quincy is looking like, “Now…look here, Mike, these Grammys are cool – but y’all better have my money right!”