The Michael Jackson Estate announced that THE MICHAEL JACKSON CHANNEL recently launched on SiriusXM.
THE MICHAEL JACKSON CHANNEL chronicles the recorded music and planet-tilting career of the trailblazing legendary singer, dancer, songwriter, producer, philanthropist and mogul who is the #1 catalog streaming artist in the world. Michael’s music is relevant now more than ever with his messages about unity, love and the Black experience in America.
For 30 days, 24 hours a day, fans can immerse themselves in the record-shattering hit singles and tracks from Michael’s historic, door-opening solo album, Off The Wall, galaxy-quaking juggernaut Thriller and the worldwide, multi-platinum albums (and singles) that came behind it, including Bad, Dangerous, HIStory: Past, Present and Future andInvincible. The channel will also feature live performances by Michael from his sellout Bad tour during its triumphant stand at the U.K.’s Wembley Stadium and early tracks from his days at Motown. Additionally, special King of Pop playlists curated by guest DJs including Akon, Rodney Jerkins, as well as Jackson 5 members and brothers, Jackie, Marlon and Tito, have been created especially for the channel.
THE MICHAEL JACKSON CHANNEL is voiced by journalist/essayist/author Steven Ivory whose byline has appeared in numerous prestigious media outlets. Ivory has also created a playlist he is calling Now More Than Ever as a soundtrack for this important moment in history. “Michael’s music has always rallied the world to acknowledge historical anguish in songs and videos such as ‘They Don’t Really Care About Us’ and ‘Black or White,” says Ivory. “At the same time, he aspired to unify and lead the world with inspiring anthems like ‘Heal the World’ and ‘Earth Song’ which addressed issues that were important to him such as the care of our planet.” The Now More Than Ever King of Pop Playlist premiers on Friday, July 17, 2020 at 7:00 pm ET.
In an exclusive statement to Right On! Digital’s CEO Cynthia Horner, Ivory comments, “Michael’s Sirius channel reminds the world just what a creative legacy MJ left. You listen to all this music, from ’69 on up to just inside the 21st century, and you’re left with what a musical force Michael is. I say that in present tense, because every day I hear new music by artists, both young and old, clearly influenced by Michael Jackson. His sound is part of modern culture’s DNA. The channel brings that down front.”
“Fans can expect a lot of Michael Jackson, from all Michael eras. Celebrities, musicians and the Jacksons themselves will be offering their stories and insights about Michael. Some cool remixes. There’s a lot of good stuff going on.”