Nickelodeon knowingly ripped off Tobacco, according to commercial producer

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This week, a Nickelodeon commercial came under fire for appearing to rip off a song by Black Moth Super Rainbow's Thomas Fec, aka Tobacco. Now, more evidence has surfaced suggesting blatant plagiarism: Not only has the advertisement been removed YouTube, but producer Eric Robertson, who was originally tasked to write the commercial's music, claims that Tobacco's “Creepy Phone Calls” was in fact the reference track.

In a statement to Stereogum, Robertson explained: “I was originally commissioned to write the music for the Nickelodeon vid. The reference track obviously was ‘Creepy Phone Calls'. I ...read more

By Alex Young

This week, a Nickelodeon commercial came under fire for appearing to rip off a song by Black Moth Super Rainbow‘s Thomas Fec, aka Tobacco. Now, more evidence has surfaced suggesting blatant plagiarism: Not only has the advertisement been removed YouTube, but producer Eric Robertson, who was originally tasked to write the commercial’s music, claims that Tobacco’s “Creepy Phone Calls” was in fact the reference track.

In a statement to Stereogum, Robertson explained: “I was originally commissioned to write the music for the Nickelodeon vid. The reference track obviously was ‘Creepy Phone Calls’. I …read more

Source: Consequence of Sound

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