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Anka Gets 50% of Publishing Rights

10/12/2009 8:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paul AnkaMichael Jackson's estate just got a partner it didn't bank on -- because we've just learned Paul Anka is now a 50% partner in the publishing rights to "This Is It."

Anka will get other profits as well, but the publishing rights are usually the big ticket item, and sources say Michael Jackson's estate has agreed Anka gets 50%.

It's amazing ... when Paul Anka woke up this morning he had no idea he'd get the same cut as Jackson's estate. Sadly for Sony ... they didn't know either.

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76.

Miss U MJ    

#77 janala14 - AHHHH! I FORGOT ABOUT THIS ONE! MICHAEL MAAAAADDD!

Posted at 9:55PM on Oct 12th 2009 by janalal4


Oh, I saw the 1st one but had never seen the 2nd one! MJ looked like he was about to give a smack-down to those idiot press, LOL! Even in "anger" he was so damn awesome. Who was that about to climb out of the truck, Janet? She was about to drag the lowlife closer for MJ to get a beating on!



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77.

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42 Posted at 8:34PM on Oct 12th 2009 by Fight for the Truth

you are 100% the truth
fight on

randy j mcclain sony done it with the song maybe that night or maybe when latoya took the harddrive when she took the deathbed photos and sold to uk rag

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78.

janalal4    

80. #77 janala14 - AHHHH! I FORGOT ABOUT THIS ONE! MICHAEL MAAAAADDD!

Posted at 9:55PM on Oct 12th 2009 by janalal4


Oh, I saw the 1st one but had never seen the 2nd one! MJ looked like he was about to give a smack-down to those idiot press, LOL! Even in "anger" he was so damn awesome. Who was that about to climb out of the truck, Janet? She was about to drag the lowlife closer for MJ to get a beating on!





Posted at 10:07PM on Oct 12th 2009 by Miss U MJ



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That was FUNNY wasn't it?? Michael pushing Mama Jackson over so he could climb out over the seat & whup some a..!! Never seen him like that! Yeah, that was Janet sitting next to him. Don't mess with the Jacksons!!

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44. I don't think MJ ever intended for this song to see the light of day.

Posted at 8:39PM on Oct 12th 2009 by janalal4

no he didnt but the jackson brothers did

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80.

janalal4    

83. 44. I don't think MJ ever intended for this song to see the light of day.

Posted at 8:39PM on Oct 12th 2009 by janalal4

no he didnt but the jackson brothers did


Posted at 10:17PM on Oct 12th 2009 by wise up



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Mmmmm, yeah. That WAS them in the background wasn't it?! So how does that work for backup singers? They are just paid outright & don't get royalties do they? Sorry, I'm a medical person, not a music industry one. lol!

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48 That cracked me up! Michael didn't even know how to GET MAD at anybody!

Posted at 8:57PM on Oct 12th 2009 by janalal4

LOL LOL
Just like an MJfanatic Michael knew plenty how to get mad at people he did it all the time
firing people left for no good reason cept he was spoiled rotten and then hiring the same people back after hed had his tempertantrum
you are funny janal


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82.

Miss U MJ    

It just pisses me off about the brothers. I mean, come on, they have been riding MJ for all of these years and it continues when MJ is dead. Now I'm starting to vent, but there does not seem to be any emotions from these guys, seriously. How do they get so excited about the prospect of doing backup on MJ's songs now? They knew MJ did not want them to do that, it was clearly evident when he did not leave a single dime to any of them in his will. From Jermaine making the announcement that Michael had passed at the hospital, to trying to make a come back concert with MJ's name in Austria. It is all about them. Then to hear one of his brothers may have been behind this song coming out last night, something is not right with this picture. I have a bad feeling about them at this time. They knew MJ's standards with his music, why would they do back-up on a song that MJ did not complete and would never have wanted to be released like this? Because anything to get them in the spotlight. Janet would have never done this to Michael. I'm just saying...............

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83.

3 strikes your out    

Great Job! Way to go Team Branca. With all your major screw ups. You two are suppose to be getting $ for the kids and the mom, not costing them $. Maybe if you worked more closely with Katherine and the kids, things like this could be avoided. Strike 2 Team Branca.
The world is watching.

1734 days ago
84.

Tell It Like It Is    

Regardless of who screwed up (we all know Sony, the lawyers for King Michael's estate, the administrators, and the like are FUELED by SHEER GREED). If Paul Anka co-wrote the song, he is entitled to at least half of the profits FROM the publishing rights to the song. My God this is fair. I agree he should have gone to the estate FIRST prior to contributing to yet another bash Michael Jackson campaign. I'm sick of it ,the song is beautiful. With his brothers backing him up, it reminds me of when I was a teenager, it is like hearing the Jackson Five all over again. They are icons too, King Michael could not be a DOUBLE Hall of Fame inductee if it were not for his brothers. All who have just jumped on the MJ bandwagon since Thriller or Bad, are Johnny-come-latelys!!! King Michael's success rests solidly and firmly on that of his popularity as a member of the iconic HEARTHROBS of the world famous Jackson Five! You had to live during the J5's reign as the hottest young group in history to believe it! Only the Beatles come close to what they did to their fans!!! The brothers do not need to be insulted, King Michael is THEIR brother, not OURS!!! King Michael's family deserves RESPECT and PRIVACY, THEY ARE GRIEVING FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE!!!! People leave the Jackson family ALONE!!!! LEAVE KING PAPA JOSEPH JACKSON ALONE!!!!!!HE GRIEVES HIS SON THAT CARRIES HIS NAME!!!!STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE, REMEMBER WE ARE ONLY FANS WITH WORTHLESS OPINIONS!!! KING MICHAEL'S INNOCENT CHILDREN HAVE TO CONTINUE GROWING UP AND SHARING THIS PLANET WITH US!!!REST IN PEACE MIGHTY MUSICAL ICONIC KING OF POP MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON, IT WILL TAKE ME A LIFETIME TO LIVE WITH YOUR UNTIMELY PASSING, I LOVE AND MISS YOU TREMENDOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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87 Posted at 10:53PM on Oct 12th 2009 by Tell It Like It Is

your post isnt worth reposting no part of it except that anka
deserves his cut
the jackson 5 were a unit each had the same income
the jacksons were a unit each had the same income
michael jackson went his own way and became the king of pop and
earned his own income by himself alone
the remaining brothers did nothing but boohoo blame you for almost
the rest of their lives UNTIL mj was murdered
then and then only has their careers been somewhat resurrected and
that by jermaines keeping his mug and mouth in front of every camera
and mic since june25 and randy with his funeral video for resale as
dvd and reality show and he stole the song renamed this is it off
michaels harddrive and gave it to sony for his brothers
to backup and make money

the jacksons didnt show no signs of gried until the final funeral and
that had a dress rehearsal for that one

that lying childbeater joe jackson groomed pimped and scalped his own children

no you do not Tell It Like It Is

you are a jackson family bootylicker

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88. 87 Posted at 10:53PM on Oct 12th 2009 by Tell It Like It Is

your post isnt worth reposting no part of it except that anka
deserves his cut
the jackson 5 were a unit each had the same income
the jacksons were a unit each had the same income
michael jackson went his own way and became the king of pop and
earned his own income by himself alone
the remaining brothers did nothing but boohoo blame you for almost
the rest of their lives UNTIL mj was murdered
then and then only has their careers been somewhat resurrected and
that by jermaines keeping his mug and mouth in front of every camera
and mic since june25 and randy with his funeral video for resale as
dvd and reality show and he stole the song renamed this is it off
michaels harddrive and gave it to sony for his brothers
to backup and make money

the jacksons didnt show no signs of grief until the final funeral and
they had a dress rehearsal for that one

that lying childbeater joe jackson groomed pimped and scalped his own children

no you do not Tell It Like It Is

you are a jackson family bootylicker


Posted at 11:23PM on Oct 12th 2009 by you are a jackson family bootaay licker

1734 days ago
87.

Renee    

ONCE AGAIN WHITE PEOPLE TAKING FROM BLACKS ( SLAVERY IS STILL ALIVE) WOW, IF TMZ IS TELLING THE TRUTH FREAKING WOW. MAYBE MIKE WAS KILLED FOR HIS PUBLISHING. IT IS ALL MAKING SENSE NOW.

1734 days ago
88.

Stop Milking his name    

The fans are not happy...already calling for a boycott:

Sony & the co-exec screw up and MJ gets called name.

Regarding Paul Anka calling MJ a thief.

We, MJ fans, MUST take action. I do want to support the estate but I am not willing to give my money to Anka (for insulting Michael's memory and calling him a thief) or to McClain (for insulting MJ's legacy as a songwriter to cover up his own incompetency).

What do you guys think if, instead of buying the "this is it" soundtrack we buy the "number ones" album? (you can gift it to someone, if you already have the CD)

it would accomplish 2 things:

1) it would help #1 remain the best seller in the US (Taylor Swift is trailing MJ by only 86K, and she is re-releasing her album in November. She will definitely outsell MJ before the end of the year and take the #1 seller for 2009)

2) Paul Anka would not be getting our money. He is getting 50% publishing rights (rightfully so)....but do you really want to give your hard earned cash to that jerk after he call MJ a thief? I don't...I really really don't.

McClain will also receive $$ for finishing the song, and after insulting MJ's legacy, I do not want to honor him by buying this particular song. He should know better...he did not have to belittle MJ to cover his and Branca's mistake. That is UNACCEPTABLE from a co-executor of the estate.

Most fans want to support MJ's estate ...we can still do so without that jerk Anka profiting from it more than he should.
We cannot do anything about the song appearing at the end credit of the movie, but the payment is usually a one-time fee.
Bottom line, Anka thinks he hit the jackpot and that ****es me off. He did not have to go to TMZ to call MJ a thief...MJ is not here to defend himself, but we the fans are.

Let's call for a group boycott of the "this is it" CD...and instead buy "Number ones". We can give the press advance warning, so they don't question fans' support for MJ.

I know we have tons of issues with Sony, but they did not insult MJ's memory.

Can we all organize this, together?

1734 days ago
89.

Sloane    

just saying you be the judge


This is it / Michael Jackson.
Type of Work: Music
Registration Number / Date: PAu000668598 / 1984-11-16
Title: This is it / Michael Jackson.
Description: 1 sound cassette.
Copyright Claimant: Mijac Music
Date of Creation: 1980
Authorship on Application: words & music: Michael Jackson.



I NEVER HEARD (Legal Title)
BMI Work #672974
Songwriter/Composer Current Affiliation CAE/IPI #
ANKA PAUL BMI 1049150
JACKSON MICHAEL JOE BMI 2961801
Publishers
CHRYSALIS SONGS BMI 223437395
MIJAC MUSIC BMI 53765369
PAULANNE MUSIC INC BMI 16541602

1734 days ago
90.

TeqNine    

3. "...If MIchael were alive, he would not have allowed this to happen. I don't believe for a minute Michael would "steal" a song, the guy was brilliant...."

LOL...this statement is kinda funny, cuz Michael DID allow this to happen cuz he WAS alive when he recorded it. Also interesting how people now see Michael is the epitome of godliness just because he's gone.

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