Yang Hyun Seok, “GDragon Plagiarised? How About Mariah Carey…”


YG Entertainment Yang Hyun Seok refutes back after they have received warning from Sony ATV for plagiarism case for 4 songs produced by the company – GDragon’s ‘Heartbreaker’ and ‘Butterfly’, Big Bang’s ‘With U’ and 2NE1 ‘I Don’t Care’.

He left a message on YG homepage on 24th September, “We understand
that it is in Sony ATV’s interests to protect the rights of its song

“Recently Mariah Carey’s song ‘Standing O’ sounds similar to 2NE1’s
‘In The Club’ released 3 months earlier. There are 8 lines, and 24
seconds that sounds similar, and with the repetition, the total length
of the song that sounds similar is up to 1 min. But SonyATV did not say
anything about Mariah Carey’s song plagiarising 2NE1’s song.”

He also added, “Even though this is embarrassing but the composers to
‘I Don’t Care’ and even myself have not listen to the music produced by
SonyATV.” refuting accusations for plagiarism.

SonyATV has recently sent warnings to YG Entertainment on 17th
September on plagiarism issues of YG Entertainment’s 4 songs. And
following that, the issue was investigated into on MBC ‘Current Affairs
Magazine 2580′ on 20th September.

Yang Hyun Seok said, “The song ‘I don’t care’ is the works of YG
Ent’s main producer Teddy and Perry. They are 2 people who have strong
pride and will not make a song which they don’t want to. And with the
issue of plagiarism brought up by SonyATV has caused hurt and loss of
pride by the 2 which will not be easy recovered, and had put YG Ent in
public opinion.”

K Bites Article Link

note: a full translation of Yang Hyun-Seok’s message can been found in the comments of the K Bites Article link above or at https://www.soompi.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=313544

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