John Branca Bio, Career, Education, Age, Family, Children and Net Worth

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Who is John Branca?

John Branca (John Gregory Branca) is an American lawyer specializing in entertainment. In addition, he is also a manager, apart from representing the rock and roll act he also represents independent investors.

As an entertainment attorney, he has represented different artists in the rock and roll hall of fame, such as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, including The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Carlos Santana, Aerosmith, The Beach Boys, ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac, Bee Gees, Earth, Wind And Fire, John Fogerty and The Doors.

Moreover, being a partner and head of the Music Department in Ziffren Brittenham law firm, he was included in all editions of the prestigious Best Lawyer in America. In addition, currently, he is the chairman of The Michael Jackson Company. Moreover, he also serves as Co-Executor of the Michael Jackson Estate. In 2016, he was named law of the year by Billboard.

A photo of John Branca
A photo of John Branca

How Old Is John Branca?

He was born on December 11th, 1950, he is 70 years as of 2021.  Branca shares his birthday with other notable people such as Dilip Kumar, Hailee Steinfeld, Rita Moreno, Arya, Osho Rajneesh, Oscar Gutierrez, Nikki Sixx, among others.

John Branca Family

Who are His Parents?

He is the son of Barbara May Theresa Werle and he was born in Bronxville, New York. His mother was also an entertainer and actress. In addition, she was also the winner of the Harvest Moon Ball who danced on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Does He Have Siblings?

At the moment there are no details about his siblings.

John Branca Education

He attended Los Angeles City College, where he specialized in Music. However, he did not graduate as he transferred to Occidental College where he graduated. He received his JD in 1975 from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law.

John Branca Wife

Currently, he is married to Jenna Hurt, a model, and actress. The two lovebirds tied the knot in March 2019.


Branca has been married three-time and divorced twice. In his first wedding, Michael Jackson was his Best Man. He then married for the second round though much is not about his second marriage.

John Branca Kids

He shares two sons John Connor and Dylan Gregory with his second marriage.


Branca was hired by Michael Jackson as his manager after he fired his father Joseph Jackson. In addition, he was also a key factor in the production and release of Michael Jackson’s Thriller short film. In 1985, he helped Jackson to acquire ATV Music Publishing for $ 47, 500,000, which was holding the copyright to the Beatles and Little Richard’s. After few years the catalog had grown to a worth of $400,000,000.

Moreover, he also played a huge role in the merger of ATV with Sony and created one of the world’s largest independent music publishers. Sony reached an agreement of paying $750 million for the estate’s part of the collection in 2016. Billboard reported that, in addition to the $750 million, Jackson and his estate received an additional $560 million from their Sony/ATV investment over the years.

After the death of Michael Jackson, during his probate case, Branca produced Michael Jackson’s final will and Testament. In the will, he was designated as executor. However, after he produced the will, the family of Michael Jackson files a preemptive probate action in the Los Angele Superior Court. Jackson’s family claimed that their son’s death was ” intestate” without a valid will.

On July 1, 2009, Branca filed the will in Los Angeles and was named co-executor. On November 10, 2009, Michael’s mother Katherine dropped her objections to the nomination of Branca and John McClain as executors of his estate.

Since Branca and McClain took over Jackson’s estate has generated $600 million in income and it has cleared $500 million, debt that was maintained at the time of Micahel Jackson’s death.

Artist Representation

Branca negotiated a deal for the Rolling Stones’ 1989 Steel Wheels tour. Which for the first time, we consolidated ticket sales, sponsorships, promotions, and logistics with a national promoter rather than multiple local organizers. Almost all large concert tours nowadays follow this approach.

In addition, he also put together whats considered rock’s first mega-deal, a four-album deal for Aerosmith with Sony, which was around $ 50 million. Moreover, in 2005 he brokered a ground-breaking 360 deal between Korn and EMI. The deal made EMI a partner in all of Korn’s operations.

After a few months, Brance together with his partner, expanded the circle to include concert promoter Live Nation. Since then they have gone further and established Live Nation 360 deals for Shakira and Nickelback. In addition, he serves as co-counsel for Justin Timberlake.

Notable Clients

  • Alicia Keys
  • Berry Gordy
  • Martin Lawrence
  • Dick Clark
  • Dr. Dre
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Backstreet Boys
  • Forbes magazine
  • Penthouse magazine
  • Playboy magazine
  • Ron Perelman
  • MCI
  • Mike Tyson

Music publishing

When it comes to music publishing he was the one who facilitated the purchase of ATV Music Publishing. Which is one of the most famous music publishing deals in history. After the changes in tax legislation in 2008 that enabled songwriters to pay a modest capital gains tax rather than a bigger income tax. It led Branca to advise some of his clients that it was the ideal time to sell their music publishing catalog, therefore setting new valuation standards.

In 2009, Branca heat over Wall Street investment banking firms to represent the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, selling its library for more than $200 million, despite forecasts by the Wall Street Journal and others that it would not bring more than $150 million.

Moreover, he also represented Sony Corporation of America in the $2.2 Billion acquisition of EMI Music Publishing and EMI and Sony ATV in the sale of the Virgin Music catalog. He also went ahead and assisted Don Henley of The Eagles to regain copyrights of their songs. In addition, he also did the same to John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival.

John Branca Height

His height, weight, and body measurement are not known at the moment but we will update it as soon as possible.

John Branca Net Worth

As a successful attorney and manager, he has managed to earn $100 Million.

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