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Michael Jackson estate to pay producer £7m royalty fees

By Brian Melley

A US jury has ruled that Michael Jackson's estate owes Quincy Jones $9.4m (£7m) in royalties and production fees from Billie Jean, Thriller and other hits by the king of pop.

The award from the Los Angeles Superior Court jury fell short of the $30m (£23m) which had been sought by legendary producer Jones in the lawsuit, filed nearly four years ago.

The Jackson estate had put the figure at about $392,000 (£299,000).

The jury of 10 women and two men had been deliberating since Monday.

"I view it not only as a victory for myself personally, but for artists' rights overall," Jones said afterwards.

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