Colony Capital revend Neverland


Ci-dessous le dernier communiqué de l’Estate of MJ. La succession de Michael Jackson y déclare que Colony Capital, en tant que manager de Neverland, a pris la décision de vendre la propriété. L’Estate ne peut légalement pas s’opposer à cette vente et aurait tenté de proposer des solutions pour redonner vie au ranch. La situation géographique de Neverland ainsi que des questions financières et liées à l’exploitation des terrains ont rendu tout projet impossible. L’Estate affirme conserver la propriété familiale d’Encino dans laquelle Michael Jackson avait fait installer son studio d’enregistrement.

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You will soon be reading news reports stating that Colony Capital has decided to sell Neverland. As the property manager, they have the right to do this. The Estate has issued the following statement in response to a media request for comment:
We are saddened at the prospect of the sale of Neverland which, under the agreement negotiated during Michael’s lifetime, Colony has the right to sell. The Estate will maintain Michael’s family home in Encino, including its iconic recording studio there. We continue to build upon Michael’s legacy as an artistic genius and humanitarian through his music and new projects such as the Michael Jackson ONE show in Las Vegas. We hope and trust that any new owners of Neverland will respect the historical importance and special nature of this wonderful property. Michael’s memory lives on in the hearts of his fans worldwide. 
It is also important to the Estate that Michael’s fans understand that although the Estate has no right to stop or obstruct the sale, The Estate did explore a number of potential options for Neverland with Colony but zoning, financial and land use restrictions limited the alternatives and ultimately Colony made the decision to sell.

The Official Online Team of The Michael Jackson Estate™

Message de l’Estate au sujet de l’illusion présentée aux Billboard Awards

« Nous avons eu connaissance d’un certain Alki David qui s’attribue publiquement la création de l’illusion vue par tous lors des Billboard Awards. L’Estate tient à ce que les fans sachent que M. David n’est pas impliqué dans ce projet et n’a aucune connaissance réelle de ce qui a ou n’a pas été effectué pour créer cette l’illusion. L’Estate respecte le fait que le magicien ne révèle pas comment une illusion est conçue et tient à donner la reconnaissance due aux personnes avec lesquelles l’Estate a travaillé en étroite collaboration. En conséquence, une courte vidéo vient d’être publiée sur YouTube par l’Estate, qui souhaite la partager avec la communauté des fans. Elle montre plusieurs des personnes clés travaillant pour Pulse Evolution, le partenaire de l’Estate sur ce projet, ainsi que des membres de l’équipe créative. Tous partagent leurs impressions et la signification de ce projet à leurs yeux.
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Xscape First Week Sales (EN)


« By now, we know that many of you have seen all of the charts around the world. We are so proud of the way that the MJ fan community has rallied to support Michael and his legacy by buying Xscape. The events that you organized were outstanding, and the posts, tweets, Instagrams, blogs, and other messages encouraging friends and family to buy, along with your purchases of multiple copies of the album were instrumental in selling as many units as we did. While we were disappointed that the record fell just short of claiming Michael’s 7th #1 on the  Billboard chart, the album is number one in many territories and is the #1 album in overall worldwide sales, a feat we are extremely proud of.  It’s a new world out there, and the fact that Xscape remains #1 on Spotify and Rhapsody and that the « Love Never Felt So Good » video is #1 on iTunes and in the Top 20 at YouTube cannot be ignored. The world has rallied again behind Michael’s music, and we, as a community, should be proud of the album’s performance this week. We’re only just getting started! » – The Estate of MJ

Déclaration de l’Estate au sujet d’un duo MJ / J. Bieber

A rhinestone stage glove of sky blue cotton stockinette encrusted with sparkling rhinestones, as worn by Michael Jackson in the 1988 video, Moonwalker

Déclaration de l’Estate :
« The Estate has become aware of chatter regarding a potential release of a Michael Jackson/Justin Bieber duet of « Slave To The Rhythm ». The MJ fan community should rest assured that while there have been lots of ideas thrown out, the Estate has confirmed that there are absolutely no plans to release any Jackson/Bieber duet. »

[FR] l’Estate est conscient que l’annonce d’un éventuel MJ / Bieber a engendré beaucoup de débats et tient à rassurer les fans car même si l’idée a été évoquée, il n’y a aujourd’hui aucun projet de sortie de tels titres.

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Communiqué de l’Estate of Michael Jackson

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Re: The Sky News Story (MJ Estate statement) – EN

We have received many emails regarding a Sky News story posted online stating that there is a new Michael Jackson album coming in April which will be available only on the Sony Xperia Z2. The story doesn’t contain any statement by the Estate or Epic Records.  This is because The Estate and Sony Music have not announced any information about a new Michael Jackson album. If and when there is information to be shared, we will happily do so. In the meantime, please remember that the old adage “don’t believe everything you hear” applies equally well to what is posted on the Internet.


The Official Online Team of The Michael Jackson Estate™

Statement from the MJ Estate (EN + FR)

Although it is not possible for the Estate to bring legal action to stop the
broadcast of the program about the autopsy performed on Michael, the Executors want
Michael’s fans to know that letters have been sent to the broadcaster and station
owner expressing the Estate’s disgust at those who heartlessly work to profit from
the most banal, salacious details of Michael’s death. In part, the letter from John
Branca and John McClain asks Channel 5 to show good taste and common decency by
canceling Tuesday’s planned airing of Autopsy: Michael Jackson’s Last Hours. The
letter also states: « Despite Channel 5’s cynical and disingenuous promotions
claiming Autopsy ‘separates fact from fiction,’ it is nothing more than another
sleazy tabloid program exploiting Michael’s tragic and untimely death…..Separating
‘fact from fiction,’ the Michael Jackson his friends and family knew was a loving
father, a global entertainment icon and humanitarian devoted to making the world
better. His children do not deserve to see their father’s death callously exploited
out of greed because a new TV series desperately wants to attract viewers. »

The Executors share the fans hope that Channel 5 show the good judgment to cancel
the broadcast of this distasteful program.

The Official Online Team of The Michael Jackson Estate™

Résumé : l’Estate condamne la programmation du documentaire Michael Jackson: The Last Hours sur la chaine Channel 5, qui traite de l’autopsie du Roi de la Pop. L’Estate ne peut entamer d’action en justice pour stopper cette programmation mais en appelle au bon sens de la chaine Channel 5 pour revenir sur sa décision.

Statement From The Estate Of Michael Jackson (US + FR)

Dans un communiqué de presse, l’Estate condamne le dernier projet initié par Katherine Jackson lancé sur (il s’agit de demander aux fans de financer un documentaire hommage à Michael Jackson). Derrière ce projet, n’oublions pas que se cachent des gens comme Howard Mann ou Trent Jackson, déjà connus des fans pour leurs agissements douteux dès qu’il s’agit de valoriser l’héritage du Roi de la Pop.

En substance, l’Estate précise ne pas faire partie du projet et rappelle qu’il ne demandera pas aux fans de financer quelque projet que ce soit.

D’autre par, tous les articles et produits dérivés vendus sur le site ont été réalisés sans licence officielle (Triumph International restant l’entité qui gère les droits des produits dérivés de MJ).


The Estate of Michael Jackson has no involvement with the solicitation of funds for the completion of the purported documentary film being promoted on the internet site. The Estate would never ask Michael’s fans to contribute their money to finance any speculative project.

Furthermore, the site is offering merchandise bearing the Michael Jackson name, likeness and/or trademarks which are the intellectual property of the Estate of Michael Jackson and which may be legally exploited only by the Estate and by its authorized licensees.

The Estate will continue to release only the highest quality finished, professional projects showcasing the genius and humanity of Michael such as the This Is It film and the two very successful shows with Cirque du Soleil (Immortal and ONE).

The Official Online Team of The Michael Jackson Estate™

Statement from the Estate

Many of you have sent us articles this weekend about Michael, from the Mirror and other UK-based tabloid magazines. Here is the response from the Co-Executors of the Estate to the nonsense:
« As MJ said, just because you read it in a magazine does not make it factual…we personally detest these supposed news organizations that profit at Michael’s expense. We hope the fans can stay vigilant with us in protecting Michael’s legacy. We hope everyone has the opportunity to see the MJ ONE show…that’s the real Michael. »
Thank you for remaining vigilant with the Estate in protecting Michael’s Legacy.
The Estate of Michael Jackson

Statement from the Estate (EN)

We understand that loyal MJ fans are reacting to the article that appeared in the New Yorker questioning the sales of Michael’s “Thriller” album. Let’s state this for the record: “Thriller” has sold MORE THAN 100,000,000 ALBUMS WORLDWIDE. In addition, the number of singles sold cannot even be tallied. It is far and away the largest selling album in record industry history which, ironically, the same reporter noted in the December issue of the same magazine. Quite frankly, we are unaware of the credentials of the blogger in the New Yorker, and point out that it is his opinion only, and not based on the facts of the extraordinary 30-year sales history of Michael’s masterpiece.

- John Branca and John McClain, Co-Executors, The Estate Of Michael Jackson