Paul Anka Gets 50% Of “This Is It”

Paul Anka File Photo
Paul Anka File Photo

Paul Anka File Photo

Paul Anka is going to get half of the publishing royalties to the new old song by Michael Jackson "This Is It" and Sony looks like idiots.

As reported by TMZ (see how easy it is to give credit TMZ?) Paul will get the 50 percent and the agreement was reach by Michael Jackson's estate.

As an added bonus of class...ahem.....John McClain told Paul Anka, "Now we know why the song was so good ... it wasn't the type of Michael Jackson song that he could write." That was not the original quote that was changed but I will leave it as is.

Yea, kick him while he is dead. Classy. Real classy.  That's the co-executor of Michael Jackson's Estate. Either kissing Paul Anka's backside or showing his true colors?

What do you think?-Dr.FB

Comments (7)
  1. Thriller Videos are always great, i love those dancing zombies `

  2. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, So they got caught with their hands in the cookie jar, Just like a King”,the hell with them I’m a king”,but now i’m a pawn. Thats what happens,, Thank you Paul

  3. Really I am at a loss to understand all the hoopla concerning Mr. Jackson an acknowledged dope addict who shrewdly and deliberately illegally obtained multiple prescription for powerful drugs using more AKA’s than an accused pedophile on the lamb who bought his way outta plenty of situations, many I suspect the public has yet to learn about, the estate must be relieved Mr. Anka did not haul them into court.

    Nevertheless true credit is given to the real composer of “This Is It” and the Jackson estate will think twice before releasing more “hidden” treasures.

  4. Wow! not a musician, not a songwriter, people need to remember that MJ wrote Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough and Working Day and Night (huge hits) with musical help from Janet, Randy and I’m not sure of his other brother’s involvement but there were recording sessions with them performing those demos.

    He co-wrote numerous songs with a variety of writers and producers so why would anyone think that he was not able to co-write this song with Paul Anka. MJ has had numerous hits before and after this song was recorded in 1983, but it was never released for some strange reason, hmm, I wonder why?

    MJ directed what he wanted in his music videos, as well as, created the Thriller Video Project. He has set a trend that all other artists no matter what genre try to achieve. This guy McClain needs to be replaced as the executor of the MJ estate if he doesn’ have proper respect for the man, MJ. I think a few million loving fans would agree.

  5. …disgusting.

  6. Something everyone should have learned in Kindergarten…play by the rules or suffer the consequences.
    And Doc, you’re always classy!

  7. Not that I don’t think Paul Anka shouldn’t get 50%, I mean, this guy is the father of a couple of evergreens.
    But first of all it’s very stupid not to do some research on the origins of a song. I’m not a lawyer but isn’t this one of the basic rules of legal conduct, checking out copyright matters, especially if you create a lot of hoopla around the whole event?
    Second , there’s allways been this general belief that MJ was not a real musician/songwriter (as compared to a certain other one) , not true imho and now this stupid lawyer is indeed fueling this misconception by uttering such derogatory remarks.

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