Half of Michael Jackson's catalog sold to Sony Music

Sony Music buys half of Michael Jackson's catalog

Sony acquired half of the artist's publishing and recorded masters catalog and paid a whopping $600-million. 

Michael Jackson screenshot YouTube video Dirty Diana
Michael Jackson screenshot YouTube video Dirty Diana

Sony Music Group has acquired half of Michael Jackson's publishing and recorded masters catalog.

According to several media publications, the music group paid a whopping $600-million. 

According to Billboard, the musician's entire catalog is worth Over $1.2-billion. 

Variety first revealed that negotiations were underway for Michael Jackson's catalog last year. 

The publication said the deal is the biggest for a single music artist’s assets to date.

'Jackson deal, which closed late last year, is at a bigger valuation than the $1.2 billion that Queen is currently seeking,' reports Billboard. 

READ: Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' album records 600th week on Billboard chart

Jackson, who was born on 29 August 1958, died on 25 June 2009. 

Over a decade after his passing, his music continues to sell. 

The singer, songwriter, and dancer sold one-million album units in 2022.

Last year November, his 'Thriller' album made history by spending 600 weeks on the Billboard chart since its release more than 40 years ago.

READ: Michael Jackson sells one-million album units in 2022

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