Sony Music Entertainment is denying reports claim that the permitted use of an impersonator on one of Michael Jackson’s albums.
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Sony Music Entertainment and the Michael Jackson estate to deny earlier reports of the record company admitted this week to the release of the three fake songs from the singer’s posthumous album.
Zia Modabber, Cats Muchin Rosenman llp, the lawyer who has both Sony Music and the Jackson estate, said in a statement: “no one has admitted that Michael Jackson does not sing the songs. The hearing Tuesday was whether the First Amendment protects Sony Music and the Estate, and there is no ruling on the question of whose voice is on the recordings.”
Modabber the statement comes after multiple reports that the record label admitted to the use of a King of Pop impersonator on three numbers in the “Michael” album, released in 2010.
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The Jackson estate and Sony Music are fighting a class-action suit submitted by a fan Vera Serova, who claimed that in 2014, the producers of the posthumous album was Jason Malachi singing in place of Jackson for the album, the Vulture reported.
According to Vibe, the songs from “the latest News,” “Monster” and “Keep Your Head Up.”
TMZ reported Malachi known to take part in the recording back in 2011.
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Jackson’s old friends, Eddie Cascio and James Victor Porte, originally proposed they took the songs in a basement in 2007, but failed to back up their claim.
Serova noticed dozens of inconsistencies with the songs and used an audiologist and a back-up of his own theory, according to a hip-hop website.
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