John Butler Trio’s loyal supporters have sparked an outrage over what appears to be the intro to the band’s popular 2003 song Zebra on a yoghurt commercial aired during the Super Bowl. Confusion over whether or not the riff had been sold for use in the Dannon Oikos Greek yoghurt ad prompted the band’s management to release a statement saying they were unaware it had been used, and it could be a possible copyright issue.
“Thank you everyone for making us aware of the Oikos Greek yoghurt TV ad that aired during the Super Bowl (today) featuring a song that sounds extremely similar to Zebra” via JBT Twitter
“John Butler and his management were not aware of this usage until (today) and we will be seeking advice as how to address the issue.”
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Watch: John Butler Trio – Zebra