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The Australian Radio Network, which owns 96FM, said it also would not be removing Jackson's music from their playlists "at this stage", but would "as always. continue to regularly review our playlists based on what audiences want to hear". The company operates 23 radio stations.

In New Zealand, multiple major radio stations have pulled Jackson's music from their airwaves, including commercial broadcaster MediaWorks.

Major radio stations in New Zealand owned by MediaWorks and rival NZME have also removed the singer's songs from their playlists.

"The decisions we make about the music we play on any of our stations are dependent on the relevance to the audience and the current context", said Paul Jackson, NOVA Entertainment's group programme director.

"These remain allegations and therefore we now intend to continue to play his music on occasion", said a spokesman for the company, which owns Hit 92.9 and Mix 94.5.

Michael Jackson has been again accused of sex crimes against children
Michael Jackson has been again accused of sex crimes against children

The two-part, four hour documentary on HBO tells Wade Robson and James Safechuck's stories of detailed allegations of repeated abuse over years by the singer who died in 2009.

Sony Music entered into a $250 million deal in 2018 for the rights to distribute Michael Jackson's recordings. Other stations in Canada are reported to be monitoring the situation.

Filmmaker Dan Reed said he hoped the allegations will shift opinions on Jackson and has asked fans to "re-evaluate the way we see" the singer.

Jackson's estate has condemned the documentary, according to the report, and have filed a lawsuit against HBO.

In a 1998 interview, Jackson insisted he "wouldn't care to live" if it weren't for children and blamed the media for being "so hard on me" in the way it covered his relationship with youngsters.

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