Unreleased Michael Jackson Songs Stolen by Hackers

Poor Sony.  First, it was the devastating PlayStation hack that severely damaged the company’s reputation. Now they’ve managed to lose some unreleased Michael Jackson material.

Sony now admits that a server containing the Holy Grail of Michael Jackson material was hacked in some kind of a cyber attack.  When did this happen?  A year ago.

Apparently, the attack was launched at around the same time thos 77 million PlayStation accounts were compromised.

Sony won’t say how many tracks were taken or what happened to the material.  They do acknowledge that the stash of MJ music they own is worth about $250 million.  Two men from the UK have been arrested in the hack and will stand trial next January.  They deny everything.

Question:  If the hackers got to the MJ material, what other songs by Sony Artists were also affected?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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