Michael Jackson buys stake in Eminem’s catalogue

The singer acquires publishing rights

Michael Jackson has bought a stake in Eminem’s back catalogue.

Jackson, who also currently owns The Beatles copyright, has bought Famous Music LLC from Viacom.

As well as owning Eminem’s ’Without Me’ and ’The Real Slim Shady’, Jackson now owns the rights to songs by Shakira, Beck and Bjork.

In a statement Jackson said: “This is a milestone event for Sony/ATV Music Publishing. The diverse collection of songs in this catalogue range from timeless classics to contemporary hits, and I am pleased to add the acquisition of Famous Music to Sony/ ATV.”

Eminem famously parodied Jackson in his video for ’Without Me’, a massive worldwide hit in 2002.