Black Keys File Lawsuit Against Pizza Hut, Home Depot

June 25th, 2012

The Black Keys have filed a lawsuit against Pizza Hut and Home Depot, saying the two companies have used their tunes in their ads without getting the band’s permission.

The lawsuit maintains Pizza Hut used the song “Gold On The Ceiling” (Check out the video below) and Home Depot used “Lonely Boy.”

MusicWeek.com reports that a lawyer for the band said the commercials were a “brazen and improper effort to capitalize on the plaintiffs’ hard-earned success.”

The lawyer also claims the band made both companies aware of the unlicensed use of their songs last month, but neither company has taken any action.

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  1. Posted by Lance Allen on June 25th, 2012, 17:57 [Reply]

    It seems to me that the cable companies should be responsible for managing the licensing of the commercials and making sure that everything is in line and in order. I do think it’s terrible that these companies would use their music without their permission. I recently read the letter to Emily White blog post. http://thetrichordist.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/letter-to-emily-white-at-npr-all-songs-considered
    It’s chocked full of plenty of good reasons why people should pay for the music. I know as a professional musician in the business if I’ve worked really hard and paid all my dues I would deserve to get paid.

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