T.G.I. Friday’s Denies Lifting Song From LCD Soundsystem

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Last week, we told you about the minor controversy surrounding a new T.G.I. Friday’s ad: Its background music sounds similar to LCD Soundsystem’s “Daft Punk Is Playing at My House.” We reached out to Friday’s, and Trey Hall, the company’s chief marketing officer, got back to us: “Friday’s has always and continues to respect the rights of all artists. The music in question is original content that was created for the Friday’s brand; and therefore we do not believe it infringes on any artist copyright.” [Earlier]