10 Jul Sony Turns Down Michael Jackson Tribute For Fox Show
Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” found out that a tribute show they had planned for Michael Jackson will all Michael Jackson numbers has been turned down by Michael’s record label Sony.
Nigel Lythgoe, the shows producer, is more than a little peeved.
“Sony said they would look at it, tell us what tracks you want cleared. Paula Abdul said she wanted to choreograph a few numbers, Wade Robeson (who Michael discovered) and they came back yesterday and said sorry we are not going to clear anything for these types of shows. I don’t really know what they meant by these types of shows are but as far as I am concerned Michael puts his music out in a public forum gives his music to the people and for the fans and now they are saying no, you can’t use it for a dance show. It’s very upsetting”
Now, was Sony being controlling or did they think that the show was trying to capitilize on his death? Knowing Nigel, I think he was trying to do a serious dance tribute to Michael Jackson. They already have Katie Holmes booked in a few weeks for ratings anyway and “So You Think You Can Dance” has been a summer hit again for Fox.
American Idol got approval this year to do a MJ themed show when he was alive. One has to wonder what is going on with the control of his music now that he has passed.-Dr.FB