Rolling Stone is reporting that new material from the late Michael Jackson is coming to stores this fall courtesy of Sony Music.
Ten previously-unreleased songs are due in November, which will be the first in a 10-project, seven-year, $250 million deal the Jackson estate signed with Sony Music in March 2010. The pact also includes reissues of Jackson’s classic albums, greatest hits sets and a DVD collection.
The magazine said Jackson is believed to have left hard drives filled with unheard music, much of it recorded during his 1980s peak. Jackson’s manager Frank DiLeo said he estimates that the King of Pop’s vaults contain more than 100 completed and unreleased songs, including collaborations with artists Akon, Will.i.am and Ne-Yo.
“There are a couple of songs we recorded for the Bad album that we had to cut that are just sensational,” DiLeo said.