Yoo Hee-yeol, plagiarism allegation ‘again’… This time Sung Si Kyung

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▲ Singer and producer Yoo Hee-yeol. provided by agency

Composer Yoo Hee-yeol’s allegations of plagiarism continue. After a recent apology for plagiarizing Sakamoto Ryuichi, the master of Japanese film music, claims have been made that Yoo Hee-yeol’s other songs are similar to Japanese songs.

Songs that have been controversial this time are ‘Happy Birthday to You’ by Sung Si-kyung, released in 2002, and ‘Happy Birthday to You,’ a song with the same name by Tamaki Koji, released in 1998. Sung Si-kyung’s song was written, composed, and arranged by Yoo Hee-yeol.

Piano composer Junjo raised the issue that there is a similarity between Yoo Hee-yeol’s ‘The Time I Turn On’ and Sakamoto Ryuichi (Morikone’s) ‘1900’. Junjo said, “Sakamoto arranged the music of Enrio Morricone, which was inserted in the movie ‘1900’, on the piano. Heeyeol Yoo brought the same melody as the main theme, and it seems that he released the work as if it was his own song without mentioning the original author (Morikone) or the arranger (Sakamoto).”

He added, “I’ve already apologized for a problem with other songs in the ‘Life Music’ series, so I’m cautious about uploading a video like this now, but I decided to upload it because I thought it would be better to address the problem before the issue arises again later.”

Junjo said, “As a musician, I think that ‘unconscious imitation’ within a genre is inevitable to some extent. It is also a way for contemporary composers to develop while influencing each other. Of course, it is up to the listeners to judge.”

Yoo Hee-yeol from 'Toy'

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▲ ‘Toy’ Hee-yeol Yoo

Yoo Hee-yeol “Accepts plagiarism from ‘A Very Private Night’”On the 14th, Yoo Hee-yeol posted on his agency ‘Antenna”s Facebook page, “After reviewing reports that the second track of Yoo Hee-yeol’s life music project, ‘Very Private Night’ and Sakamoto Ryuichi’s ‘Aqua’, are similar. I came to agree that the main theme of the show is similar enough.”

He said, “As the musician I have been most influenced and respected for for a long time, I unconsciously wrote the song in a similar way that remained in my memory. He added, “I apologize for not being able to check enough and disappointing many people.”

Hee-yeol Yoo also said to Ryuichi Sakamoto, “I apologize for making my teachers and fans unhappy. ” he said.

After delaying the release of this LP, Yoo Hee-yeol’s side plans to sort out copyright issues. Yoo Hee-yeol said, “I apologize to the producers who have been set up by my personal actions.

Infinite Challenge Jayu-ro Song Festival Profile Yoo Jae-seok, Yoo Hee-yeol (How Do You Dool), and Kim Jo-han.  / Provided by MBC

▲ Infinite Challenge Jayu-ro Song Festival Profile Yoo Jae-seok, Yoo Hee-yeol (How Do You Doo), and Kim Jo-han. / Provided by MBC

” style=”padding:0px;margin:0px”>Infinite Challenge Freedom Song Festival Yoo Jae-seok and Yoo Hee-yeol

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▲ Infinite Challenge Freedom Song Festival Yoo Jae-seok and Yoo Hee-yeol

Raise the issue “2013 was more of a problem”

Music trainer YouTuber Gachi recently uploaded a video on his YouTube channel titled, ‘Yoo Hee-yeol’s plagiarism allegations were more problematic in 2013’.

He was featured in Yoo Hee-yeol’s ‘Please Don’t Go My Girl (Feat. Kim Jo-han)’, which was announced in the 2013 MBC entertainment show ‘Infinite Challenge – Freedom Song Festival’, and the group public announcement (public). announcement), pointing out the similarity to ‘Body Bumpin’, “I don’t know if this song is plagiarism or not. The post-war situation raises suspicion.”

Yoo Hee-yeol’s side only admitted the first allegation, and has not yet released an official position on the subsequent allegations. It is expected that Yoo Hee-yeol’s reputation will take a hit as allegations of plagiarism have been raised one after another, from songs he has composed recently to songs that have been several years old.

Reporter Kim Yu-min

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