[News] Talks about plagiarism pointing to GDragon reignites

GDragon, who has recently been in the spotlight for plagiarism accusations for his solo debut, is once again in media and public’s scrutiny with plagiarism accusations directly from an American media site.

On an American site Pollstar, a post titled ‘The Other Kind Of Song-Sharing’ was posted up on 8th September, saying “The leader of the popular boy band Big Bang has been accused of plagiarism, specifically stealing from songs of Western artists.“

The author went on to write:

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.

With the American media directly criticising GDragon about plagiarising music, it seems that the whole talk about music plagiarism will just reignite.

16 Responses so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    its damn different... 'right round' is more slower... GD's more faster n its rythem diff... stupid western ppl! are they DEAF or wat??

  2. Anonymous says:

    that a huge different btween right around n heartbresker..not same at all..
    this must be the anti fans or smeone dt will nvr stop to bring gd down..

  3. Anonymous says:

    They don't even listen to KPop, well most of them..... I think the westerners do this critism to show that they are more superior than asians, which is completely retarded.

  4. Anonymous says:

    gd cant be blame..
    this is not plagiarism!

  5. Anonymous says:

    plz stop all of these nonsense!
    let kpop industry in peace..
    gd hwaiting!

  6. Anonymous says:

    i think they only take what the netizens written.....tthose are all lies
    but you can see people always believe in lies

    Kang Myungsuk, musik critic did say that he didnt plagiarise

    Sony ATV has officially stated their opinions through ‘a normal perspective on plagiarism’. “When the public and experts say song A has plagiarized song B, it is because we were reminded of song B’s special characteristic."
    these here are true...
    dont believe this news!!!!!

  7. Anonymous says:

    u guys,support gd..a lot of hot issues in korea ent..sigh

  8. Anonymous says:

    one this is certain...GD did sample the music..cuz theres too much similarities...like im a musician and its totally obvious that he sampled the original songs and changed them however its not plagirism because there are differences and the lyrics are the same. the Hip hop world samples music all the time, like kanye west.. his first 2 albums are all sampled by much older 70's 80's artists

  9. Anonymous says:

    well i rather list to GD anyway! fuck florida....lmfao

  10. Anonymous says:

    this is not sampling either
    do u understand what is plagiarism, sampling or influence?????

  11. Anonymous says:

    For goodness sake, western countries jealous now is k-pop craze say la! Right round and Heartbreaker is really 2 different songs and have different feel. Then what? those china girls used gee's dance for their whatever thing is also plagiarism what,why i dont see any conflicts there?
    antis fxck off la,make JaeBeom quit le still not happy issit? Then i must well you tell all artist to quit?

  12. Anonymous says:

    I think its only becoming a big deal because "heartbreaker" is such a big hit. There's a copyright law that requires half of the money made from the copied song to the original composer, and I bet if Heartbreaker wasn't such a big hit, US wouldn't even care. I hope justice is rightly served, because GD and other colleagues worked really hard on this album and they don't deserve this crap talking. Whatever the case is, GD is super talented, so I wish ppl would stop trying to bring him down.

  13. Anonymous says:

    booo g dragon wad a loser

  14. Anonymous says:

    i dont even know there is a song name 'right round'..
    they should thanks g-dragon...

  15. Anonymous says:

    HEARTBREAKER and right round is totally different GD has his own style with his music!!! dont even like right round!!!

    GD hwaiting!!

  16. Anonymous says:

    what the hell!!
    and i thought only netizens from korea are so free..
    so now i know..
    the americans are also very free!

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