The new posthumous Michael Jackson album Xscape is (of course) doing well on the charts and winning over the hearts and ears of fans, who are grateful to hear unreleased tunes from the late icon.
However, legendary musician/producer Quincy Jones isn't feelin’ the release. When asked if he’s bothered by the resurgence of MJ's music, Jones told CBC radio in an interview, “Yeah, but it’s not my business anymore. They’re not our business. They’re trying to make money. And I understand it,” said Jones. “Everybody’s after money, the estate, the lawyers. It’s about money.”
Jones’ comments comes after his own legal struggles pertaining to his contributions to MJ's music. Back in 2009, he filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit for MJ material that was released after the King of Pop’s death that same year, and in October of 2013, Jones filed a complaint to an L.A. court claiming he never received royalties from master recordings and mixes, which he was involved with that were edited without his consent.
Jones worked with Jackson throughout his solo career, most notably on Jackon's Off the Wall and Thriller albums.
Listen to the full CBC interview with Jian Ghomeshi here.