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Sony Music Admits To Selling Fake Michael Jackson Songs Using The Voice Of An Impersonator

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In 2010 several songs credited to the late Michael Jackson were released, causing listeners to question if the voice being heard actually belonged to the pop legend. 

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However, on Thursday, reports claimed Sony Music Entertainment allegedly admitted to releasing music under MJ’s name that actually featured the voice of an impersonator. 

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According to several reports, Sony reportedly stated in court that at least three songs from Jackson’s first posthumous album were recorded using someone else’s voice. The songs are “Breaking News,” “Keep Your Head Up” and “Monster,” featuring 50 cent.

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The case began in 2014, after one fan, Vera Serova, filed a civil suit against Jackson’s longtime friend, Eddie Cascio, that claimed he and his production company were selling fake Michael Jackson music through his estate. 

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While Cascio claimed that Jackson had recorded the songs in 2007,  Serova brought receipts to claim otherwise. According to court documents obtained by Daily Mail, the fan implicated singer Jason Malachi as the person whom she thought was behind the songs and even brought in a professional audiologist. She even pointed out that the songs did not include MJ’s signature snaps and foot taps. 

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But now, according to Variety, Sony Music never “admitted” to the claim. 

“No one has conceded that Michael Jackson did not sing on the songs,” Zia Modabber, who is representing both Sony Music and the Jackson estate, said. “The hearing Tuesday was about whether the First Amendment protects Sony Music and the Estate and there has been no ruling on the issue of whose voice is on the recordings.”

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