“It’s been a terrible day“Brad Sundberg looks disappointed, almost dejected. In a video posted on social networks, this American, in his sixties, recounts having experienced a misadventure in Brussels, which may not be without consequences for the music industry. A stranger stole his computer and hard drive in Ixelles, this Friday, around 3 p.m., while Brad Sundberg was at the famous ICP recording studios, in Ixelles.
But who is Brad Sundberg? This sound engineer worked for 18 years with Michael Jackson on his albums “Bad”, “Dangerous”, “HIStory” and “Blood on the dancefloor”… A collaboration which began in 1985 continued in sincere friendship between the two men until the death of the King of Pop in June 2009. From this dual relationship, professional and private, Brad Sundberg has kept hundreds or even thousands of archives that he shares, on his Instagram account Inthestudiowithmj but also during conferences with fans of Michael Jackson and professionals from the world of music interested in the work methods and perfectionism of the author of “Billie Jean” and “Black or White”.
A flight assigned to a seminar guest
All this weekend, and after stops in Madrid, Paris or London, Brad Sundberg offers a seminar this time (paying) to the Belgian public, from the ICP studios.
On the program: anecdotes, listening to unheard Michael Jackson songs never heard by the general public, songs in their demo version, photos and videos shot during recording sessions with the artist whose album “Thriller” remains at this best-selling day of all time. Among the rarities offered to those present in the studio with Brad Sundberg and brought back by former participants in these sessions: the unfinished and raw versions of “We are the world” co-written by Michael Jackson, songs “Jam”, “Give in to me”… But also exclusive voice recordings of the star in person. Real treasures…
But now, this Friday, around 3 p.m., a guest of the seminar allegedly stole Brad Sundberg’s computer and hard drive, on which all these archives would be found. In his video posted on social networks, Brad Sundberg, after having thanked the reception received in Brussels, recounts what seems, according to him, “a targeted attack“.