June 30, 1975 - The Jackson Five announced that they were leaving Motown Records for Epic Records. Joseph Jackson negotiated a new recording contract with CBS Records, who offered a royalty rate of 20% per record, compared to Motown's standard 2.8% and would allow the Jackson brothers to write and produce their own records and play their own instruments. | Curiosities and Facts about Michael Jackson ღ @carlamartinsmj
Jackson 5 (Jackson Five, sometimes 5ive) at concert microphones on stage. From 1964 - 1990, Jacksons played R&B, soul, pop, 1970s disco. 6-1/2 years in Motown. Sold 100 million records worldwide = one of best-selling music artists of all time.