Mumbrella reports: An Australian music act is seeking legal advice after an ad that ran during the Super Bowl featured music similar to one of the band’s songs.
The John Butler Trio was made aware by its fans through social media that the melody to a Oikos Greek yoghurt ad was very similar to the band’s song Zebra.
The ad features Full House actor John Stamos getting headbutted.
The band made a statement on its Facebook account:
Thank you everyone for making us aware of the Oikos Greek yogurt TV ad that aired during the Super Bowl yesterday featuring a song that sounds extremely similar to Zebra. John Butler and his management were not aware of this usage until yesterday, and we will be seeking advice as how to address the issue. JBT MGMT
The Yoghurt brand has made a statement following comments made by John Butler Trio fans on its Facebook account:
A question about the music in our Super Bowl commercial has been brought to our attention. We are working to fully understand and address the situation. We apologize for any concerns this has caused John Butler Trio’s band members and fans.
Oikos Greek Yoghurt [video link]
John Butler Trio – Zebra [video link]