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MJ Camp -- It Ain't Just Michael's Song

10/12/2009 7:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

John Branca, the special administrator for Michael Jackson's estate tells TMZ Paul Anka is right -- "This Is It" was not written by MJ alone, it was co-written with Paul Anka.

Paul Anka

Branca and his people are negotiating a settlement with Paul Anka's lawyer.

Branca tells TMZ, "We acknowledge that Michael and Paul wrote this song together."

As we first reported, the other special administrator, John McClain, told Anka "We'll give you whatever you want, whatever it takes we'll do the right thing."

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16.

Hypocrites    

So how do you steal and rip-off a song you co-wrote?
Posted at 7:05PM on Oct 12th 2009 by respect77


By putting it out there without telling the other person and not giving the other person credit fool!!! It don't matter who put it out there MJ's estate has to PAY. ha ha ha ha ha ha

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17.

FULGY    

MJ is a thief! He took full credit on the copyrights


Do Michael Jackson fans come any stupider?

1844 days ago
18.

izilda pomelli    

Since when needed it MJ? Must have been so bad with Anka and MJ ended alone, that ugly say so on who can not defend

1844 days ago
19.

DM    

50/50 sounds fair. I hope both sides do the right thing. Nice song made nicer by Michael!

1844 days ago
20.

mddiva    

WHO IN THE WORLD F**KED THIS UP!!!! Sony or Branca or McClain. Did the song not have 'written by Michael Jackson and Paul Anka' written at the top of the sheet music? I'm mad as hell they did this to MJ. He would have acknowledged Paul Anka if he were alive when this was released just like he did with the English group Floetry and their song "Butterfly" from MJ's Invincible Album. He acknowledged the ladies as the ones who wrote the song.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterflies_(Michael_Jackson_song)

1844 days ago
21.

MJ stole the song    

maybe the Jacksons will use some of the proceeds to feed and care for all the animals MJ gave away to shelters.

1844 days ago
22.

Ben    

Do Michael Jackson fans come any stupider?


LOL! Last I checked 'stupider' isn't a word, numbnuts!!! Talk about STUPID!!!

1844 days ago
23.

:(    

5. Why did they pick that song? And, how much did Paul Anka contribute to the song? If this continues, I will not buy anything Michael Jackson, it just seems like everyone is trying to capitalize. It's sad.

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EVERYONE IS TRYING TO CAPITALIZE, INCLUDING THE JACKSON BROTHERS!!! SAD IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT---AND I WILL NEVER PURCHASE ANOTHER MJ THING...I WILL LISTEN TO WHAT I HAVE AND THAT'S IT. THOSE FAMILY MEMBERS MUST BE FALLING OVER KNOWING KATHERINE CANNOT LEAVE THEM THE CASH WHEN SHE DIES---WHAT A SHAME!!! SO THEY WILL TRY EVEN HARDER TO GET $$$$ OFF THEIR DEAD BROTHER. VERY DISGUSTINGLY SAD!!!!!!!

1844 days ago
24.

Slutty Whores Rock    

MJ never wrote a song in his life. He was not only verbally illiterate but musically ignorant, not knowing how to read sheet music or how to play any instruments. Any of his song credits were ghost-written by stooges who were paid for their efforts.
Paul should sue and file to block the estate's admin.
Oh, and the song sucks either way, but that won't stop all the creepy MJ fans from buying it.
Losers.

1844 days ago
25.

just sayen    

Well just glad it happened on this song the bros jumped in on thinking they would make yet another $ off Mike, which means they get less of a cut whatever that maybe. Paul deserves his rights to the song for sure. I hope in the future they have all learned a lesson and understand we the fans wish to hear Michael & not his bros jumping in to gain more $ from his work and talent or even his work with other decent music artist.
Karma when she bits she can bit mighty hard, take heed Sony & Michael's bros. take heed.
So can't wait for karma & God to catch up with all responsible for the killing of his amazing talented loving spirit & his untimely death.
When his children get 100% then I will begin spending my hard earned $. Following his life as a lifetime unwavering loving fan I have enough keepsakes & his work to keep me surrounded with his love till then.

1844 days ago
26.

Rose    

No wonder the song sucks.

1844 days ago
27.

Alexa    

Paul Anka should SHUT THE HELL UP! Its NOT your SOLO COMPOSITION bitch, MICHAEL CO-WROTE IT so no one stole nor ripped anything from you, Anka! That song is registered under BMI and the copyrights office as composed by Michael Jackson and Paul Anka! If someone was at fault here, its SONY! Michael had NO PLANS of releasing that song thats why it remained in a box and never saw the light of day under Michael's name until he passed! Anka, Deal with Sony and the Estate lawyers in private!

Of course Anka realizes that song would have been buried underground and nobody will ever know nor care if Sony hadnt released it with Michael's vocals now. Is he trying to fool anyone he's actually UPSET that Michael's version was released??? Please, I bet his ears are flapping now because he knows he will EARN big from Michael Jackson's name! Another one of those who want a piece of the huge Michael Jackson PIE! What's new?

1844 days ago
28.

OhWell    

What's the difference between a Wacko Jacko fan and a brick? You get more sense from a brick.

1844 days ago
29.

wet    

why did this guy just call tmz???

1844 days ago
30.

FULGY    

25. Do Michael Jackson fans come any stupider?


LOL! Last I checked 'stupider' isn't a word, numbnuts!!! Talk about STUPID!!!

Posted at 7:14PM on Oct 12th 2009 by Don


stu·pid (stōō'pĭd, styōō'-)
adj. stu·pid·er, stu·pid·est

Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.

Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.

Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless: a stupid mistake.

Dazed, stunned, or stupefied.

Pointless; worthless: a stupid job.

n. A stupid or foolish person.

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