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Question 1: In 2005, Jackson's defense attorney, ________, revealed that the song catalogue had been valued at between $4 billion and $5 billion.
Rodney MelvilleThomas MesereauMark GeragosPeople v. Jackson

Question 2: The company became the third largest music publisher in the world, owning the rights to songs by Elvis Presley, Eminem, ________, Bob Dylan, and Willie Nelson.
Akon discographySmack ThatFreedom (Akon album)Akon

Question 3: ATV Music Publishing was then created to exploit the catalogue of songs written by artists on the Pye Record label, and for the themes to ________ and ATV programmes.
ITC EntertainmentUFO (TV series)Lew GradeSpace: 1999

Question 4: Following hurriedly arranged meetings and disagreements over the selling price, a deal was sealed by Jackson during a concert in ________.
Minato, TokyoGreater Tokyo AreaTokyoBeijing

Question 5: [9] McCartney had previously attempted to purchase Northern Songs alongside John Lennon's widow, ________ in 1981 for $20 million; the pair would each pay $10 million.
Paul McCartneyThe BeatlesYoko OnoCynthia Lennon

Question 6: Pye Records, which continued to distribute music from artists such as Carl Douglas and ________, was failing to bring in large amounts of money.
Barry WhiteBarry White discographyMarvin GayeDisco

Question 7: The company was Pye Records which, along with EMI and ________, accounted for the vast majority of music records sold in the UK.
Deutsche GrammophonUniversal Music GroupMercury RecordsDecca Records

Question 8: The Lieber and Stoller catalogue also contained ________'s greatest hits.
Bo DiddleyLittle RichardJerry Lee LewisRock music

Question 9: After Jackson's acquisition of ATV Music Publishing, his record label, ________, were negotiating the sale of their record division in an unrelated deal.
CBSNBCAmerican Broadcasting CompanyThe CW Television Network

Question 10: [4] The television arm of ATV lost its government-granted license and their English Midlands franchise was awarded to ________, in which Grade had a minority stake.
Meridian BroadcastingCentral Independent TelevisionITV Thames ValleyYorkshire Television


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