Newswire: Did Google rip off the Last Week Tonight theme for a new commercial?

Just a few weeks after Tom Scharpling accused Google of ripping off one of his songs for one of its commercials, Dave Hill has done the same thing. In a fairly damning tweet, Hill questions whether the internet mega-company copied his group Valley Lodge’s track “Go,” which casual observers might know as the theme song for Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. In his tweet, Hill posts both tracks, which are, in fact, fairly similar.

Did @google rip off my band @valleylodge‘s song?- Ours (https://t.co/CJhaoz87eB) Google’s (https://t.co/a98cb0x6g9)

— Dave Hill (@mrdavehill) December 7, 2015

In an interview with The A.V. Club, Hill said he’s been aware of the Google ad for a few months, having seen it on Twitter. He subsequently sent it to his music publisher, but never heard anything back and was just reminded of the hinky legality …

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