Quincy Jones Suing Michael Jackson Estate For $10 Million
(AllHipHop News) Just days after reports that Michael Jackson made $160 million dollars over the last year, the man who helped transform him from child star to the King of Pop is seeking at least $10 million from his estate. Legendary music producer Quincy Jones claims he is owed unpaid royalties and production fees.
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Jones, who worked with Jackson on his early solo albums Off the Wall, Thriller, and Bad, is seeking compensation for the use of MJ tracks in the documentary This IsIt and the two Cirque du Soleil shows The Immortal World Tour and One.
According to the suit, Jones has the contractual right to re-edit songs he worked on and should have been given producer credit for This Is It. He wants an account of the estate's profits to determine the total amount of rightful fees due to him.
"To the best of its knowledge, Mr. Jones has been appropriately compensated over approximately 35 years for his work with Michael," said the Jackson estate in a statement.