Err, no Daily Mail, no

Macca and Tom Jones among victims of £185,000 royalties scam: Two Italian producers claimed they had ownership of 200 songs written by stars

Just no:

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.

8 thoughts on “Err, no Daily Mail, no”

  1. As usual, The Mail’s reporting is all over the place on the details. But there are performers’ as well as composers’ royalties, so Jones could well have been ripped off, though not by claiming authorship.

  2. Mousse T. produced the hit 1998 club anthem “Horny”, which included the immortal lyrics:

    I’m horny, horny, horny tonight
    Horny, horny
    Horny, horny, horny
    Horny, horny
    Horny, horny, horny
    Horny, horny
    Horny, horny, horny
    Horny, horny
    Horny, horny, horny
    Horny, horny
    Horny, horny, horny

    OT but I think Ed Miliband should use this as his version of “Things Can Only Get Better”.

  3. I was quite surprised when Mousse T followed that shite up with some good records, but he did. Seems a shame to mention him without using the excuse to bring this up:

    Bootsie Collins was working with Mousse T and phoned James Brown to tell him the sessions were going really well. Brown reportedly responded “Ain’t nobody in Germany got soul!”

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