Big Hit Music Clarifies That BTS’s “Butter” Has No Copyright Issues
BTS’s agency has addressed copyright issues raised about “Butter.”
Previously, it was brought up on online communities that a part of “Butter” has the same melody as a part of Luca Debonaire’s song “You Got Me Down” from 2020.
Luca Debonaire shared via social media that he bought the topline in 2019 from Sebastian Garcia, who is also credited as a composer of “Butter.” This raised questions of potential copyright issues with the songwriter Sebastian Garcia having the same topline used in two separate songs.
In response, Big Hit Music released the following statement:
It has been confirmed that there are no copyright issues regarding “Butter.” It is a song that was finalized and released after undergoing a process of confirming with all songwriters that there are no issues with the song, and there are also no issues currently regarding the song’s rights.
However, we are aware of the claim that there is an issue regarding copyrights, but even if that is the case, the musical rights still belong to “Butter.”