In regards to Sony Pictures‘ movie “The Interview” using Yoon Mi Rae‘s song without permission, her management company claimed, “Sony’s explanations are untrue,” and promised strong legal action.
On January 16, Yoon Mi Rae’s agency, Feel Ghood Music, said through their public relations agency that Sony’s explanation that there had been a contract that authorized their use of the music in the movie is not true.
They said, “When we asked Sony about the use of “Pay Day” in the movie ‘The Interview,’ they replied by saying that they had a signed contract [authorizing their use of the song]. However, we did not sign such a contract, so we revealed on December 26 that we will be taking legal action against them.”
They added, “Then two weeks later, Sony got back to us and said that the contract that they had mentioned to us earlier did not actually exist. This confirms that Sony was lying in their explanations. This is something that we cannot understand, and we want Sony to respond by taking official and legal measures, and we will do the same.”
Feel Ghood Music said, “We will be taking legal action against Sony Pictures as well as DFSB, the agency that had been carrying out the discussion regarding the use of the track.”