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Paul Anka -- 'Honest Mistake'

10/12/2009 9:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paul Anka says he's all square with Michael Jackson's estate over the release of "This Is It" -- a song Paul helped write -- saying the special administrators realized "there was a wrong here" and they immediately "made it right..." as in 50% of publishing rights. Can you say BONANZA?



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61.

jean    

It would seem that Anka perhpas would have been forgotten if Jacko went ahead and did the tour. We all know Jacko, had no intentions of paying Landis and others for their contributions to his sucess. The song that was written in the 1980'3 .with Anka ,and he sang it in 1991 but did not put it on his album that year. The people that helped Jacko creatively can finally get their monies, via Branca etc. I am glad for him.

1833 days ago
62.

liz    

Paul earned his portion, he deserves to get it. Michael's children already have enough money to effectively ruin their lives.

1833 days ago
63.

Sloane    

GRACIOUS MAN

others may have wanted to prolong this to a court case for more media

1833 days ago
64.

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

1833 days ago
65.

Angie    

Where's the quote from Anka about McClain saying something to the effect of we should have known, the writing was too good to be Michael's?

IF that were really said, it was a brown-nosing "dont-sue-please" type move. Anka is a damn good songwriter, however, he's completely on par with MJ.

1833 days ago
66.

susan    

Michael is purely to blame. He filed a false copyright and put this scenario into motion years ago.


64. anka will pry those cold hard cash from cold, hard hands of dead MJ if he can!

naaaaaaaaaaah. he co-wrote it. SONY F-ed up. stop calling a dead man who can't defend himself over decisions others made in his name, a "thief".

how low can you bowl...

Posted at 4:03AM on Oct 13th 2009 by meh



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1833 days ago
67.

shop77    

is this the job we expect Branca to live up to? and is anka associated with him? just askin

1833 days ago
68.

a fan    

Paul Anka slandered a dead person’s good name yesterday by accusing him of taking tapes that he had to threaten him with legal action to return. He had the estate by the throat and deliberately stole publicity that should have been all MJs yesterday. He handled it very poorly and it reflects very negatively on him. He only changed his tune when he got the 50%. He was going to file an injunction if they hadn’t caved to his demands.

MJ is being exploited again and again and again. when will it stop?

1833 days ago
69.

Carolyn A-B    

What a difference a day--and a fistful of dollars--makes.

How do you spell S-P-I-N?

1833 days ago
70.

tanya    

I agree that Mr.Anka deserves his 50% but he should have NEVER said that MJ was a thief I am extremely angry about that and I will not purchase the cd.

1832 days ago
71.

tanya    

I agree that Mr.Anka deserves his 50% but he should have NEVER said that MJ was a thief I am extremely angry about that and I will not purchase the cd.

1832 days ago
72.

cindee    

SPEECHLES

I just heard that Michael has been nominated for "5" American Music Awards, How befitting for The King of Pop to recieve this recognition...If Michael Jackson is the recipient, I would love to see his "Son" Prince Michael recieve any award on behalf of his beloved father.. Jermaine needs to take a back seat, let his children begin to understand there Daddy's true greatness... Pass the mantle to his son "Prince"

If Anak picks it's up for "This Is It" He's obligated to
recieve the award with his Son "Prince"

1832 days ago
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