Muse: Nescafe Use Bellamy Soundalike To Dupe PublicRock kings vs Major Corporation.. the saga continues..
It turns out the song that sounds just like Muse's cover of Nina Simone's 'Feeling Good' on the current Nestlé advert is not Muse. Well, it was Muse for the first few weeks, but it no longer is Muse. The version you now hear is by Eon John, and has been arranged by Peter Lawlor at Watermusic.
In respose to our recent news story we recieved a statement from McCann-Erickson on behalf of Nestlé UK, from a spokesperson who told us:
"Warner Music have authorised the use of the track for the current advertisement and an agreement has been reached for the remainder of the advertising campaign."
Because the song was not originally written by Muse, Nestlé are legally within their rights to re-record it if the publisher (who owns the rights to the original song) gives permission.
Legal action is currently taking place.
You can contact Nestlé and inform them of your thoughts at the address or freephone number below.
St. George's House
Tel: 0800 00 00 30
In more positive news.. Muse are currently in LA mixing their album with Rich Costey. Tour dates are expected to be announced shortly.
Ammended for legal reasons at 4pm on Tuesday 22nd May