Exciting news! The following is a press release carried by the Newswire: [quote]LOS ANGELES, June 10 /U.S. Newswire/ — A dynamic new synergy is developing in the music world as Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, announced today a new partnership with music business legend Charles Koppelman. Koppelman, Chairman and CEO of CAK Entertainment, will advise on a variety of new and exciting music and business ventures for Michael; including releases that may be on the market by the end of the year. Koppelman is uniquely qualified to work with Michael given his four decades of experience in the music industry and ties to the financial community. Koppelman got his start in the music business with famed publisher Don Kirshner. While at Columbia records Koppelman’s ear for talent led to the success of such soon to be stars as Billy Joel, Journey, Janis Ian and Phoebe Snow. During the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, he guided the music careers of Barbra Streisand, Tracy Chapman, Dolly Parton, Glen Campbell, and many others. In the 1980’s his company SBK Entertainment World became the world’s largest independent music publisher. Ever the innovator, Koppelman and his partners sold SBK Entertainment and started SBK records, releasing multi-platinum debut albums from Wilson-Phillips, Vanilla Ice, Technotronic, Jon Secada, and D’Angelo. In the 1990’s he masterminded the release of Frank Sinatra’s 20 million sellers “Duets”. At EMI / Capitol Records, he supervised the careers of Bonnie Raitt, Garth Brooks, Arrested Development and Sinead O’Conner. After restructuring at EMI in the late 1990’s Koppelman stepped down and diversified his activities through CAK Entertainment. “I am thrilled to be working with a man like Charles Koppelman” said Jackson, “His genius is known throughout the music and business world and I am sure our work together will break new ground.”[/quote] :lastb Source: usnewswire.com // MJJF

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