Jackson Buys A Stake In Eminem Catalogue
Pop legend Michael Jackson has bought publishing rights for rapper Eminem's back catalogue.
The Thriller hitmaker, who also currently owns The Beatles copyright, has purchased Famous Music LLC from Viacom for an undisclosed amount.
Jackson is now the owner of The Real Slim Shady and Without Me but also owns the rights to songs by Shakira, Beck and Bjork under the transaction.
The singer says, "This is a milestone event for Sony/ATV Music Publishing. The diverse collection of songs in this catalogue range from timeless classics to contemporary hits, and I am pleased to add the acquisition of Famous Music to Sony/ ATV."
Eminem parodied Jackson in his video for 2002 hit Without Me.