Comments on: Sony/ATV’s Bandier keen for digital Beatles http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/04/17/sonyatvs-bandier-keen-for-digital-beatles/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: EdSullivan http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/04/17/sonyatvs-bandier-keen-for-digital-beatles/#comment-344834 Mon, 21 Apr 2008 17:52:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/04/17/sonyatvs-bandier-keen-for-digital-beatles/#comment-344834 Michael was savvy enough to steal the rights to Beatles songs out from under the nose of Paul McCartney. And savvy enough to let lawyers do his talking for him. His actions of late appear to be born less out of wisdom than desperation.

Just remember: you are always one mortgage payment away from NOT owning your house.

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By: A. Güntert http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/04/17/sonyatvs-bandier-keen-for-digital-beatles/#comment-344770 Sun, 20 Apr 2008 09:02:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/04/17/sonyatvs-bandier-keen-for-digital-beatles/#comment-344770 Well, it is foolish enough to put up your share as a collateral in order to take up a loan you never can pay back in your lifetime. Furthermore, you can’t invest your share if it is bound up like that, that is all. Jackson can’t meddle in anything that is, it is not his choice at all “to meddle” at this time.

Quote from Mr. Campbell in Sunday’s April 20, 2008
The Observer: (manager of the O2 Dome in London because of talks of a cocerts series there): ‘Yes, we are in talks. How does one talk to Michael Jackson? Through Michael Jackson’s lawyers’

That is the point. Any decision is met by lawyers for Jackson. Perhaps the best possible solution at this time because Jackson simply is no savy businessman at all and probably never has been.

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By: Eric http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/04/17/sonyatvs-bandier-keen-for-digital-beatles/#comment-343822 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 20:45:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/04/17/sonyatvs-bandier-keen-for-digital-beatles/#comment-343822 What are you talking about A Guntert???? Michael jackson doesn’t have much of a say?? He owns 50 %, the point the CEO was making was that hes a very good partner. In other words he doesn’t meddle in a very successful business, if he did than he would be a fool, and Michael Jackson is no fool!!
Also it doesn’t matter if his share is used as collateral as part of a loan, Are u saying that when u mortgage your house that you suddenly don’t own it, that you can’t live in it?? Get over this debt thing I’m sure like most people you have outstanding debts, and like most people I’m sure you will pay them back.

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By: A. Güntert http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/04/17/sonyatvs-bandier-keen-for-digital-beatles/#comment-343506 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 14:23:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/04/17/sonyatvs-bandier-keen-for-digital-beatles/#comment-343506 “I don’t think that Michael’s interested in selling his share. For me, he’s been a great partner, has been supportive and has an amazing reputation among the artistry and makes a call when we need him to reinforce our position with artists. “

That statement doesn’t sound as if Jackson has much of a say in Sony/ATV daily business decisions. Furthermore, Jackson’s share is bound up in that Fortress /HSBC loan and just the Sony/ATV share that Bandier manages actually makes investments.

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By: Joe http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/04/17/sonyatvs-bandier-keen-for-digital-beatles/#comment-343504 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 12:03:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/04/17/sonyatvs-bandier-keen-for-digital-beatles/#comment-343504 I bet when Bandier said, “All we can do is sit on the sidelines and root like Crazy,” he was talking about Michael, obviously.

Kashi, I doubt whether you work with him, live near him, or ACTUALLY know him. You get it just as wrong as the tabloids.

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By: vince http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/04/17/sonyatvs-bandier-keen-for-digital-beatles/#comment-343502 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 06:21:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/04/17/sonyatvs-bandier-keen-for-digital-beatles/#comment-343502 of course. MJ is King. and people who want to believe the taloids know that. They know he did nothing wrong..they know he’s doing alright, but are reluctant to admit it.

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By: angelbunny101 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/04/17/sonyatvs-bandier-keen-for-digital-beatles/#comment-343501 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 03:28:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/04/17/sonyatvs-bandier-keen-for-digital-beatles/#comment-343501 I agree. Michael is a beautiful, good and honest man. In every interview I’ve watched of him he only proves his innocence and drive to continue to grow as an artist.

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By: kashi http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/04/17/sonyatvs-bandier-keen-for-digital-beatles/#comment-343499 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 23:19:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/04/17/sonyatvs-bandier-keen-for-digital-beatles/#comment-343499 SEE! dont listen to the tabloids who just want to make MJ look bad. Most people who work with him, live near him, or ACTUALLY know him say that the tabloids get it wrong.

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