Macca and Tom Jones among victims of £185,000 royalties scam: Two Italian producers claimed they had ownership of 200 songs written by stars
Sir Paul McCartney and Tom Jones are among the victims of an elaborate royalties scam by two Italian music producers.
The fraudsters conspired to claim authorship of Jones’s song Sex Bomb – written by Mousse T. & Errol Rennalls – and McCartney’s My Love, a song the former Beatles star dedicated to his late wife Linda.
They then received hundreds of thousands of euros from Italian radio and television networks.
It’s the composing r4oyalties that were ripped off. And Tom Jones didn’t write the song so wasn’t ripped off of the composing royalties that he wouldn’t get anyway.