Last week, Sony shelled out US$200 million for for the rights to release 10 new posthumous Michael Jackson albums, DVDs and video games between now and 2017 reports The Independent.
This is the largest advanced sum ever paid to a musician.
The "new" material was recorded by Jackson over three decades and includes never before released remixes, plus totally new tracks. According to The Independent, an album is scheduled for November. And after that, the newspaper states that anniversary editions of Bad and Thriller as well as an updated take on Off the Wall, a DVD compilation and a Michael Jackson video game.
Jackson, who passed away last year, had his own video game, Michael Jackson's Moonwalker from Sega and also appeared in music games Space Channel 5, its sequel and Midway's fighting games Ready 2 Rumble Boxing: Round 2.