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Sony/ATV, BMG Chrysalis Ink Jackson, Flaming Lips catalogs

PUB CRAWLING: Chalk up another one for Sony/ATV’s Martin Bandier and BMG ChrysalisLaurent Hubert this morning, striking deals for the Michael Jackson and Flaming Lips catalogs, respectively. Sony/ATV Music Publishing has entered into a worldwide administration agreement to represent Michael Jackson’s iconic Mijac Music catalog. Founded by Jackson in 1980 as his personal publishing company, Mijac Music grew to include--in addition to his songs—the classic Sly and the Family Stone catalog, songs by the legendary Philadelphia soul team of Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff as well as music made famous by the likes of Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Aretha Franklin. The agreement comes in advance of the Sept. 18 release of BAD25, a new two-disc-package and DVD that marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark album. The catalog had been administered by Warner/ Chappell Music Publishing since its inception in 1980. Said Bandier: “We are thrilled that the Estate of Michael Jackson has entrusted us with this incredible catalog of songs, and everyone at Sony/ATV looks forward to finding innovative ways to use these songs, while protecting their legacy.” Meanwhile, BMG Chrysalis has inked an exclusive worldwide pub deal with Flaming Lips, the Norman, OK, group formed in 1983 by Wayne Coyne. Give SVP Creative (and longtime A&R exec) Kate Hyman the collar for this one: “The coolest job in the world is where you get to work with the Flaming Lips.” (8/20a)

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THE BRITISH
ARE COMING
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AND THE GRAMMY NOMINEES ARE...
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TURKEY
Basting.
STUFFING
Stuffing.
YAMS
Candying.
PUMPKIN PIE
Stuffing (in face).
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