Apink’s Agency Responds To Alleged Plagiarism By Chinese Singer
Apink’s agency Plan A Entertainment has issued an official statement after a Chinese singer was accused of plagiarizing one of the group’s tracks.
After internet star and singer Morgen Qu released a song titled “Lucky Card” in September, the track soon came under scrutiny from Chinese netizens for sounding similar to Apink’s 2011 release “My My.” Criticism has mounted against both Morgen Qu and the composer of “Lucky Card,” Wang Jiacheng, as netizens believe the instrumentals of both tracks sound alike.
here’s a side by side comparison of the intro for everyone who can’t access the chinese streaming sites.. and to the people who are saying that it’s “coincidentally similar” �dd14�dd14�dd14
bgm 똑같은데… pic.twitter.com/5k7IEne6Kd
— asp #PinkCollection 2019 (@tfohayoung) October 31, 2018
As the controversy grew, Wang Jiacheng stated on his social media page, “I’ve come across news regarding the controversy of the similarity between ‘Lucky Card’ and ‘My My.’ The instrumental’s rhythm [of ‘Lucky Card’] is apparently similar to [Apink’s song], but I didn’t realize that there was a track with a similar rhythm during the production process.”
The composer continued, “Because [‘Lucky Card’] was arranged with an instrumental produced by another arranger, I am taking responsibility and going through the process of terminating the contract. As the singer who sang the song has nothing to do with the plagiarism controversy, I’d appreciate if [people] refrained from criticizing the artist.”
In response to this, Plan A Entertainment stated, “After determining the truth, we will meet with copyright holders to discuss how we shall respond.”
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