Michael Jackson‘s label has yanked three of his songs from streaming services amid accusations that they feature a sound-alike singer and not Jacko himself.
Sony Music issued a short statement on Tuesday saying, “The Estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music decided to remove the tracks ‘Breaking News,’ ‘Monster’ and ‘Keep Your Head Up,’ from the 2010 album Michael as the simplest and best way to move beyond the conversation associated with these tracks once and for all…
“The album’s remaining tracks remain available. Nothing should be read into this action concerning the authenticity of the tracks — it is just time to move beyond the distraction surrounding them,”
A fan attempted to sue Sony back in 2014 over the tracks, which their lawyer called “a misrepresentation.” An appeals court ruled in Sony’s favor, saying the label wouldn’t be expected to know if the material was legit or not. (Billboard)
Written by: Tony Williams