With the recent news of Lee Hyori’s 4th
album “H-Logic” having a number of plagiarized songs, Mnet responded today that the songs were used from leaked “guide versions.
Composed by 바누스 (Bahnus), the songs “Bring It Back”, “Feel The Same”, “I’m
Back”, “Memory’ and ‘How We Get” are said to have leaked online on overseas
The guide recorded songs are songs which the singers will sing and
record before they record the songs officially for their albums. With
that, Lee Hyori has also been accused of plagiarism of another overseas
Netizens have pointed out that Hyori’s “Bring It Back” sounds
similar to Canadian female group Cookie Couture’s “Boy, Bring It Back”, “Feel The Same” sounds similar to Canadian singer Melanie
Durante “Feel The Same”, and her song “How We Get” sounds similar to
American singer Jason Derulo’s “How Did We”.
Mnet Media is said to have bought the songs by Bahnus, and guide
recordings which had took place in UK are said to have been distributed
to various sources and then leaked. Those guide recordings were never intended
to be included in albums or to be released officially.
Mnet Media is currently taking steps to minimize the damages
caused by asking for the songs to be removed on various sites like
Youtube, and they are pursuing a lawsuit against the source of leakout.
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