Michael Jackson’s unreleased songs are involved in a bidding war as the unheard music reportedly sent out to record companies who are interested in releasing the tracks he was working on before his death in June.
The late singer’s attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain, who are overseeing Jackson’s estate, are believed to be speaking with Sony Music, Universal Music Group and one other unnamed interested party about the catalog.
The estate seems to be willing to extend the deal with Sony Music. However, the estate wants more money than Sony is prepared to offer.
At present, the label will have control of all recordings made before 2004 for the next few years until it becomes property of Michael’s estate.