Australian rockers the John Butler Trio are seeking legal advice over allegations a yoghurt commercial which aired during America's Super Bowl on Sunday (05Feb12) featured a copy of one of their songs.
The group is investigating claims music used in an advert for Dannon's Oikos Greek yoghurt is based on their hit 2003 track Zebra after fans pointed out alleged similarities.
A statement from the band, posted on Facebook, reads, "Thank you everyone for making us aware of the Oikos Greek yoghurt TV ad that aired during the Super Bowl... 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 (sic) to address the issue."
A statement from Dannon reads, "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 apologise for any concerns this has caused John Butler Trio's band members and fans."