LOS ANGELES – Music impresario Quincy Jones, credited with producing some of Michael Jackson’s biggest hits, has sued his estate for $10 million.
Jones filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit in connection with projects released after the singer’s death, according to a California court filing.
The suit against Sony Music Entertainment and MJJ Productions, a song company controlled by Jackson’s estate, was filed Friday in Los Angeles. It alleges that Jones has not been compensated for the posthumously released “This Is It” Jackson concert film and album, Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil productions, and a 25th anniversary edition of the late pop icon’s “Bad” album.
Jones, one of pop music’s most influential figures as a composer, arranger, conductor and record company executive, produced Jackson’s biggest hits, including “Off the Wall,” “Thriller” and “Bad.”