Episode 46 – Xscape


In this special, Elizabeth and Karin have Brice Najar as a guest. They discuss the album Xscape on various levels. A discussion about Copyright, the integrity to finish the art of an artist, and if so do you put it out as an original Michael Jackson or not and much more. In this lovely, challenging and sometimes bold discussion they agree on one thing. Teach young Michael Jackson fans from his work and not from mixes.


Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 46 – Xscape: Insights In The Working Brain Of An Artist.” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 7, no. 6 (2021). Published electronically 04/04/2021. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode46-xscape/.

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Episode 46 – MJAS Exclusive: Escape

By Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu and guest Brice Najar

Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here.

Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. Find out more about Elizabeth here.


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