Legendary producer Quincy Jones says Sony and MJJ Productions conspired to cut him out of royalties from sales of Michael Jackson recordings released after his death.
Jones is seeking $10 million in the breach-of-contract lawsuit that was filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
He produced Jackson's best-selling albums, including Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad, but says that recordings that have been re-released from those sessions have been edited and remixed in an attempt to cut him out of his share of back-end profits. In addition, Jones is claiming that he's been denied credit on Jackson titles that have been released after his death, with MJJ and Sony taking profits that should have been calculated into his royalties for his production work.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter