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In the Studio with MJ update

I attended an “In the Studio with MJ session hosted by Brad Sundberg in New York City last summer. I wrote about that experience at Inner Michael:

Brad Sundberg continues with his “In the Studio with MJ” series of workshops. I fully support Brad and his work. The seminar planned for Orlando at Starke Lake Studios additionally features Matt Forger who also worked with Michael Jackson. I highly recommend the seminar for a far different MJ experience. As I said… there is something about feeling Jackson’s music in a studio setting. And Brad is a down to earth and friendly guy.

As a writer, historian and analyst of Michael Jackson , the artist, I can tell you this seminar was invaluable and left me more convinced than ever of his genius.

I am pleased to be able to recommend and share this opportunity with you. Brad emailed a note and a press release and I am  happy to reprint it here:

“In the Studio with MJ” seminar scheduled in Orlando on February 8, 2014

Orlando, Florida – “In the Studio with MJ” is pleased to present a first-person seminar offering an in-depth perspective on working with Michael Jackson in the recording studio and at his amazing residence, Neverland Valley Ranch. The seminar will take place on February 8, 2014, at Starke Lake Studios. The seminar lasts approximately seven hours, and includes dinner based on Michael’s weekly album tradition of “Family Friday Dinner.”.

Brad Sundberg, a voting member of the Grammys, fills the seminar with music, videos, personal behind-the-scenes stories and photos. It is a very unique opportunity for people interested in the music industry, and in Michael Jackson in particular, to see, hear and learn what it was like to work side-by-side with a true music legend.

Joining Brad will be special guest Matt Forger. Matt’s studio career with Michael includes Thriller (the biggest selling album of all time) and Captain EO. Matt and Brad worked together on Bad, Dangerous and HIStory. The seminar will offer a special segment on Captain EO, recorded and mixed by Matt.

“The seminars were born out a desire from Michael Jackson’s fans to know more about how these incredible projects came to life”, says Brad Sundberg, seminar host/presenter. “People want to go back to the music, to where it all began – in the studio. His creative process was unlike anything I have ever been a part of, and if I can give people just a glimpse of what it was like, that’s very rewarding.

Among other topics, the seminar will detail how songs went from the original demo to the album version. Following that, many of the songs were edited, remixed and restructured for various dance mixes, short films and live tours. Brad and Matt will explain and demonstrate how the songs changed and progressed along the way. From studio to tour prep to Neverland Valley Ranch, Brad and Matt were there and will take you along for the ride.

In June 2013, Brad presented the “In the Studio with MJ” seminar in New York City. In August it was in Orlando, October it was presented in Paris and Stockholm, and November in Toronto. Attendees comments on their experience:

“In the Studio with MJ” is worth every penny. The most amazing experience. So glad to meet Brad! Go to his seminar! Thrilling!”
– Jared B.

“This seminar is a unique and exciting opportunity for fans to get to know Michael the artist, as well as Michael the person. You will never hear his music the same way again!” -Tarin C.

“I cannot thank you enough for all the gems and treasures you shared with us. You have no idea how much it means. I truly liked the pace of the seminar, and the un-scripted parts. You did a fantastic job and made us feel part of that team which created those projects. You made me feel at home and very comfortable. It was like going to a music school, as it was the real deal of how the songs and artistry come about. Thank you! Thank you! And Thank You!!” -Gaston F.

“Forget the media circus, forget the fame and fortune that surrounded the name. If you want to get to know Michael Jackson the man and his genius while at work this seminar is not to be missed. This is a priceless experience that you will never forget.” -Kat C

“I have discovered a warm-hearted human being with a great sense of sharing and humility. Thank you so much, I will treasure this day in my memory and in my heart forever.” – Virginia R

About Brad Sundberg:

Brad Sundberg owns and operates BSUN Media Systems, a company specializing and designing entertainment systems for homes, businesses, churches, etc., with offices in Orlando, Los Angeles, New York. His client list includes Will Smith, Tom Cruise, Helen Hunt and Elizabeth Taylor, plus many more across the US and Europe. He loves to travel, spend time with his wife of 28 years and four daughters. In his spare time, Brad is in the process of writing a book about his 18 years with Michael.

Tickets are available at—orlando

Cost for the seminar is $249 USD, with VIP dinner included.

Get more information about In The Studio With MJ at or

For interviews and other media inquiries, please contact Brad directly at (407) 968-2020 or


If you go, please say hello to Brad for me as founder of “Words and Violence” dedicated to Michael and Diana and from Inner Michael. You’re invited to write a review or report back to IM if you like. Enjoy! ~Rev. B

One Comment

  1. souldreamer7 said . . .

    I wish I could go to this..
    There’s something very, very special about Michael Jackson’s music. When one listens to it, you feel it, you become it… You can actually feel Michael in there. You can even move his rhythms in dance while listening.. Michael really did leave his print in his music, and he said that he’s in the music.. It’s true.

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