Michael Jackson Biography on iTunes Tabloid Junk Update

I was disturbed recently by the biography I read of Michael Jackson on iTunes while I was waiting to download MJ Immortal.  It is a very lengthy biography and it discusses Michael’s life in-depth but not in terms of what he did do for the world; his humanitarianism, his love for children and his craft but focussed on the turbulent times of his life, the 1993 allegations and the 2005 trial, plastic surgery and other nonsense.  It is disappointing that one cannot download music of Michael without reading the negative.  This is not a biography but another witch hunt and tabloid scheme to make people who are unaware of Michael’s life believe the worst.  Below is the link to the iTunes biography.

http://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/michael-jackson/id32940?showBio=1

UPDATE:   Thank you to Qbees for providing the information on who wrote this biography.  Steve Huey,  from AllMusic wrote this cookie cutter biography that is used on many websites including iTunes, Yahoo, MTV and Artist Direct.  Please find below the link to the sites that use this biased and untrue biography and comment where possible.

Yahoo Musicbiography

MTV Music:  artist.jhtml

Artist Direct: 448122

Also below are the Apple (who own iTunes) Executives.

Press Contacts:
Steve Dowling
Apple
dowling@apple.com
(408) 974-1896

Eddy Cue:  Senior Vice President for Internet Software and Services    Twitter @cue

Phillip W. Schiller:  Senior Vice-President, World Wide Marketing    Email @apple.com

Tim Cook:  Chief Executive Officer  Email: @apple.com

Bruce Sewell:  Senior Vice-President and General Council   Email @apple.com

Twitters:

Artist Direct @ARTISTdirect

Yahoo Music:  @yahoo_music

MTV:  @MTV

MTV Music News:   @MTVMusicNews

All Music:  @allmusic

iTunes:  @iTunes

iTunes Music: @iTunesMusic

Sample Twitter:

Would appreciate an accurate bio of Michael Jackson on  iTunes. Please edit.  

Please keep retweeting and emailing this out.  (Please remember to change the name of the website that the biography is on i.e. change tweet from iTunes to MTV).

I urge you to tweet and email them all.  We need to stop this abuse of Michael and change this biography to show his philanthropy, his music and his love for human kind.  We must “raise our voice as one” to speak for Michael who can no longer speak for himself.

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  1. #1 by Had_Enough on December 27, 2011 - 6:22 pm

    That is why it is important to make your displeasure known BEFORE giving any site or business your money which continues this very old and worn attitude. itunes like MTV before them makes too much money off Michael to not at least show consideration for the people who buy his material. You don’t need petitions or rallies, just each customer comment to customer support then have the will power to wait until they remove that garbage before buying from them.

    • #2 by SGAA on December 28, 2011 - 6:27 pm

      I agree with you Had_Enough. I personally am dedicated to make this change!

  2. #3 by TheresaB on December 27, 2011 - 9:59 pm

    This same biography is commonly used everywhere that music is available for purchase. I wrote to Microsoft once to try to get them to change it but they did not respond. It is disgraceful and should be changed.

  3. #4 by Julia Corsolini on December 27, 2011 - 10:28 pm

    Parar este abuso de Michael y cambiar biografia mostrando su filantropia ,su musica y su amor por la humanidad.,Defender a Michael ,ya que el no puede hacerlo ,por sus hijos ,su familia y sus fans que somos millones en el mundo entero..,

    • #5 by SGAA on December 28, 2011 - 6:26 pm

      Thank you so much for making this effort. It is important we “make that change”. We must unite and defend the defenceless!

  4. #6 by SGAA on December 28, 2011 - 6:24 pm

    “Stop this abuse against Michael and change biography showing his philanthropy, his music and his love for mankind. Defending Michael, since he can’t do it, for his children, his family and his fans, that are millions in the whole world”

    Thank you to lyn_bad for translation of the above comment.

  5. #7 by Nathy MJ on December 28, 2011 - 8:15 pm

    I contact @ARTISTdirect on twitter and this is their response:

    “hi, we didn’t write it. It comes to us from All Music Guide. Please check http://www.allmusic.com and let them know, OK?”

    We have to contact All Music: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/michael-jackson-p4576/biography

    • #8 by SGAA on December 28, 2011 - 9:12 pm

      Nathy MJ. First of all I would like to thank you so much for tweeting Artistdirect. I got the same reply. I don’t think it matters who wrote it. The thing is that they use it on their site. I got the same reply and I will continue to tweet them. I have contacted all music and I have their information in my article. They are all responsible to remove this “biography” because it is untrue. Thank you again for caring and being an advocate for MJ. xxxxxxx

  6. #9 by SRMK on March 26, 2012 - 4:56 pm

    I totally concur with Had_Enough, why pay to be cheated or insulted. (insult was leveled at MJ and the MJ Community) Making your feelings know BEFORE giving your time and money. Then STICK to your decision until the situation is satisfactory to you it is the only way business will take you seriously. ITunes knew many would just overlook this piece of inflammatory disrespect thereby purchasing the music and insult given.

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