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The financial stakes are high for Michael Jackson's estate

Mar 4, 2019
Lucrative revenue streams still bring in millions of dollars, but renewed sexual abuse allegations could threaten sponsorships, experts say.
Michael Jackson performing at a New Zealand concert back in 1996. The new HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland" chronicles sexual abuse allegations against the singer.
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Why music publishing is still lucrative

Mar 15, 2016
Sony is about to fully own one of the most important music publishing catalogs.
Michael Jackson announcing his comeback concerts, months before he passed away.

Michael Jackson makes more money dead than alive. How?

Jul 2, 2015
He died in debt, but years later MJ is still performing and putting out hits.

Who gets the money made by dead celebrities?

Nov 24, 2014
Even celebrities in financial trouble can make tens of millions after death.

Michael Jackson: the businessman behind the musician

Jun 23, 2014
Michael Jackson, the musician and the businessman

Jackson estate success is a thriller

Mar 31, 2014
Michael Jackson's estate has done a big turnaround. Before his death it was a mess; now it's making millions.
Michael Jackson performs on stage during is 'HIStory' world tour concert at Ericsson Stadium November 10, 1996 in Auckland, New Zealand.
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New Cirque du Soleil show will keep money flowing to Jackson estate

May 20, 2013
Michael Jackson is gone, but his music is still breaking records, earning around $150 million a year.

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MIDDAY UPDATE: Sustainability and Cyber-Monday

Nov 29, 2010
Today is "Cyber-Moday," Black Friday for e-tailers. It is statistically the least productive work day, because employees log onto super sales to...

Michael Jackson online game exists for some reason

Sep 21, 2010
In a move that easily ranks up there with the weirdest stories about Jackson when he was alive, the estate of Michael Jackson has launched Michael...