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The Other Kind Of Song-Sharing

01:01 PM Tuesday 9/8/09 |   |

Korean Internet users have taken some of the shine off the solo debut album by G-Dragon, which has topped the K-pop charts since mid-August. The leader of the popular boy band Big Bang has been accused of plagiarism, specifically stealing from songs of Western artists.

The accusations have been so strong that several publishing companies have said they will investigate.

The title track of the album, “Heartbreaker,” is said to have a striking resemblance to Flo Rida’s “Right Round.” Also, the song “Butterfly” seems to rip off Oasis’ “She’s Electric.”

The rights to “Right Round” in Korea are controlled by four companies: Warner Chappell Music Korea, Sony ATV Publishing Korea, Fuji Pacific Music Korea and EMI Music Publishing Korea.

Both Warner Chappell and Sony ATV said they have noticed the similarities and will check with the composers of “Right Round.” However, EMI Music said it saw no similarity.

G-Dragon’s management company, YG Entertainment, has not officially commented.

Comments

  1. Re2K wrote:

    06:29 AM, Sep 10, 2009

    and mirai, what do you think of the criteria of plagiarism?

    perhaps, do you think that plagiarism is a song that is completely same as the original song? how can you think that the song that has "the same lyrics, beat and melody of original song" is plagiarism?

  2. Re2K wrote:

    06:25 AM, Sep 10, 2009

    "a bit similarity?"

    Are you kidding? Everyone who has the sensation will feel the plagiarism. Don't try to hide the clear fact.

    I can't say that he is doing music. and I don't feel the need of distinguishing the genre of his music.(actually I don't want to refer his "result of copying" as music..., anyway.)

  3. CandyGirl89 wrote:

    04:15 PM, Sep 09, 2009

    get the *** out. your excuses can go to hell. anyway all hail american media :)

  4. mirai wrote:

    03:55 PM, Sep 09, 2009

    Who actually cares? It's someone all the way in Korea. Why do Americans give a -- about if it sounds like a song from Oasis or Flo Rida? The songs sound good anyway. So what's the big deal? I actually listened to all songs to see if they did sound alike. The lyrics are completely different, and the beats are not similar either. Who wants to waste time to sue someone who is famous in another country?

  5. CandyGirl89 wrote:

    01:34 PM, Sep 09, 2009

    buttercupcake get the hell out of here. you are only a kpop fan pretending it dont sound similar. get out :)

  6. buttercupcake wrote:

    01:30 PM, Sep 09, 2009

    huh? Plagiarized?? How are they plagiarized? Yeah, I admit, there was a bit similarity, but too little to notice, and yeah I do have ears. I'm not even a fan of this Dragon guy, but after reading this so-called news, I was really curious about this G-Dragon. So yeah, I did checked him out, and his song 'Heartbreaker' really caught my attention. Damn, it's a cool music video. Not to mention that awesomely catchy beat.

  7. CandyGirl89 wrote:

    01:24 PM, Sep 09, 2009

    Philip Brasor you rock :)

  8. CandyGirl89 wrote:

    10:52 AM, Sep 09, 2009

    get out of here gay dragon fans. he is nothing more than a plagiarizer. hahhahahahahaha :)

  9. NS_Hanson wrote:

    10:49 AM, Sep 09, 2009

    Above all GD's not a pop artist. He's doin FUSION HIPHOP.

    ( mixin R&B Techno club dance ballad new age soul etc. ) True artist.

  10. CandyGirl89 wrote:

    09:55 AM, Sep 09, 2009

    haha yeah talk about that plagiarizer let the americans who dont know kpop know about that gay dragon. all hail american media :D

  11. maldivesdream wrote:

    09:40 AM, Sep 09, 2009

    Just try this...     Plagiarism? Or just copy? What do u think?

    www.youtube.com/watch

  12. nonBreed wrote:

    09:36 AM, Sep 09, 2009

    I am ashamed of this article Koreans left. G-Dragon's popularity to get him to come to the United States article leaves the site, such as ethnic Koreans ... .. but so ashamed. This song is not an absolute plagiarism. If you're plagiarizing a song, any song in the world that it is plagiarism. Koreans' witch hunt ashamed.



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