So ESPN just played a commercial for the upcoming Pro Bowl. The music they played under the ad was so obviously a knock-off of Williams main theme from Hook that whoever did it should be ashamed to take payment for the job. He barely bothered to do more than change a few notes in the main theme.
I\'ve actually noticed that the NFL is often guilty of this. A lot of the NFL Films music is bad knockoffs of famous music.
What is the story here? How legal is it to basically duplicate someone elses music, change a few notes, and then basically sell it? The Pro Bowl music was identical to Hook. Same tempo, same orchestration, same everything, just with a few different notes. This seems incredibly taseless, but obviously someone is getting paid to write it, and they are actually hiring an orchestra to record it.