Remember RD Burman's song 'Meri Nazar Hai Tujhpe' from the 1980 Bollywood movie 'The Burning Train'? iPhone X has released a new ad film, the background score of which sounds an awful lot like Burman's song (the beginning). Well, official 'music credit' has been given to Pete Cannon, for his song 'Bang Bang', which he says was inspired by Burman's song!
Original song video:
Pete Cannon' Bang Bang song
When he tweeted about this new ad, claiming to have produced the music for it, Indians who love RD Burman started replying and re-tweeting. Burman fans say this is more of a 'cut, copy, paste' job than just 'inspiration'.
A look at the tweets below:
The new @Apple iPhoneX advert is out AND I PRODUCED THE MUSIC FOR IT ;) It's for worldwide use across Cinema and TV. It don't get much bigger laaaa! Have a watch if you've got a moment... #iPhoneX https://t.co/SkPGORMM1K— Pete Cannon (@petecannonbeats) March 17, 2018
Checkout the original music by Indian composer #RDBurman done in 1980 (Oh! you must be knowing anyway) - There is NO Innovation in your re-sampling, just a ReUse without credits:)— Pavan Jha (@p1j) March 19, 2018
Take a lookhttps://t.co/VNTx44a02y
This is NOT your Music. This is NOT your Composition. You did not do anything TO DESERVE it. Respect the original creator #RDBurman. Music from 80's movie - The Burning Train. #Disgraceful #Plaigarismhttps://t.co/QI59J85tDj— Piyush Agarwal (@IndiTravlr) March 19, 2018
After being criticised for not crediting RD Burman aka Panchamda for his creation, Cannon re-tweeted this:
Hi Guys, I just want to address the sample used in the new Apple iPhoneX advert. It samples a track from the great R D Burman's 'Burning Train' and it's a MAGICAL piece of music! It was cleared/licensed via Blurred Recs courtesy of Saregama. Everyone is on board and loves it. ;)— Pete Cannon (@petecannonbeats) March 19, 2018