Panasonic Advert Song 2016 – Music info for the new LUMIX 4K Photo ‘Capture Unmissable Moments’ TV commercial.
Panasonic’s latest TV ad for their range of Lumix 4K Photo cameras features a piece of music which appears to be a sound-alike of AC/DC’s classic rock song ‘Back in Black’.
Given that the track used in the advert has a virtually identical drum beat and guitar riff to the Australian rock band’s 1980 hit, it’s hard to see why Panasonic didn’t simply use the original.
Now I have no idea what arrangement the Japanese tech company has with AC/DC with regards to this commercials soundtrack, but given the obvious similarities between the songs I can only assume some kind of usage rights have already been agreed. Hey, for all I know this is one massive coincidence with AC/DC happily not receiving any royalties, but I’d be very surprised.
For those of you not familiar with Back in Black, the song is the title track of AC/DC’s seventh studio album – A record which also features the singles ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’, ‘Hells Bells’ and ‘Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution’.
Showing a boy diving into a swimming pool, the above Lumix ‘Capture Unmissable Moments’ ad was posted to Panasonic UK’s YouTube channel on the 15th of June, 2016.