►►Half of Lee Hyori’s ‘H-Logic’ songs face plagiarism accusations
This is some serious business Kpop diva Hyori is facing…to my surprise this time, some of the songs sound EXACTLY THE SAME (or they’re basically the same song) :-(
Hyori’s composer, Bahnus, seems to be pulling all the right stops for the singer… towards a bad reputation. Bahnus helped compose seven songs for Hyori’s H-Logic album, and of those, six are questionably plagiarized.
What makes these cases so striking is that no where in the album credit, did M.Net Media acknowledge that these songs were sampled.
Sampling is taking a portion of the sound recording and using it for a different song. To prevent legal actions and accusations of plagiarism, artists who want to use the sampled clips must first and foremost obtain authorization from the original artist before they are able to sample.
Of the six accusations, one of the songs is confirmed to be plagiarized. A girl group from Canada known as Cookie Couture released their song “Boy, Bring it Back” in 2008 and Hyori released her version, “Bring it Back” this year.
After finding out that Hyori plagiarized their song, Cookie Couture member Stacey Maroske released a statement on zacktaylor.ca.
“I was shocked when I first heard Lee Hyori’s 2010 recording. I couldn’t believe how similar the song was. It’s almost an exact replica, even down to our vocal riff’s. I mean we worked really hard as a group to write this song and perfect it back in 2008. It just seems really unfair that this song is being sold on iTunes by an artist who has stolen the song from us. It’s plagiarism, and we hope we see justice.”
To add fuel to the flame, none of Hyori’s representatives could be reached to comment on the accusation.
Zack Taylor from Toronto’s radio station Kiss 92.5 said Cookie Couture hired a lawyer to go after Hyori. According to Taylor, he tried to contact Hyori on Twitter and she blocked him. There is no verification if Hyori even has an official Twitter account.
Cooke Couture owns the entire song “Boy, Bring it Back.”
Although it is unclear as to who Cookie Couture will be suing, it looks as though Hyori could be facing a major blow to her career.
Lee JaeYoung also known as Bahnus is the leader of the group Bahnus Vacuum. He apparently he gave 180 songs to Hyori to pick from. In the past, he has worked with British artists. It appears that Maxwell, Whitney Houston, Beyonce and other artists have asked to work with him.
Lil Precious – So Insane
Lee Hyori – I’m Back
Melanie Durrant – Feel the Same
Lee Hyori – Feel the Same
Cookie Couture – Boy, Bring it Back
Lee Hyori – Bring it Back
Mikis Theodorakis – The Train Leaves At Eight
Lee Hyori – Swing
Jason DeRulo – How Did We Get
Lee Hyori – How Did We Get
Original: Annie Lennox – No More “I Love Yous”
Second Person – The Alphabet Song
Lee Hyori – Memory