Copyright infringement isn't anything new in the music industry. In fact, Spotify was sued $2 billion for allegedly using 10,784 songs without the proper licenses. On a much smaller scale, Mountain Dew apparently used an identical copy of TNGHT's “R U Ready” in their commercial that aired during the BRIT Awards.
Hudson Mohawke of TNGHT captured the commercial and uploaded a clip to Twitter stating “Pay ur boys @MountainDew.”
Watch the clip below as well as listen to the original song by TNGHT below.
Do you see the similarities?
Mountain Dew's Commercial
— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) February 21, 2018
TNGHT's “R U Ready