Mike Simonetti Reveals Italians Do It Better Label Drama, Accuses Johnny Jewel of Song Theft

Mike Simonetti Reveals Italians Do It Better Label Drama, Accuses Johnny Jewel of Song Theft
"Everybody's got a secret to hide," as Chromatics once sang on their track "Kill for Love." Now, it appears that some label drama is coming to the surface from the band's Italians Do It Better label.

In 2014, label co-founders Johnny Jewel and Mike Simonetti went their separate ways, with the latter stepping down to start a new imprint called 2MR

Now, in a series of tweets, Simonetti explains that the split was far from amicable. Specifically, he accuses Jewel of stealing his song "The Magician" and rereleasing it under the name Symmetry.

From there, he says Jewel and his manager Alexis Rivera have been trying to scrub Simonetti from the history of Italians Do It Better. He accuses them of everything from editing the label's Wikipedia page to attempting to hack his email.

You can read the lengthy list of accusations below. We'll update if and when Johnny Jewel responds.

In related news, Jewel just revealed that he'll be scoring the upcoming Belgian film Home.