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Label Sony Music Entertainment admitted to publishing fake songs of Michael Jackson. On Friday, August 24, reported on the portal EDM.com.
Three tracks released on the posthumous album of the singer, Breaking News, Keep Your Head Up and Monster — was actually performed by impersonator Jason Malachi, said the record label in court. The album, titled Michael, was released in 2010, a year after the death of Jackson.
The trial against Sony and two other defendants (co-author of the songs of James porter and friend of Jackson, Eddie Casio) began in 2014. Then the fan Vera Serova, filed a class action lawsuit in the Supreme court of the County of Los Angeles.
The defendants failed to provide evidence that vocal track was recorded with the Jackson. Casio and the Port claimed that the album was recorded in the basement of the Port. Sony representatives assured that he did not know that Jackson was not involved in the production of three songs.
Three judges will have to make a decision within 90 days. Sony will either remain the defendant, or will be entitled to continue to sell the album. For the first week after the release of the album was sold 228 thousand copies.
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