Yoo Hee-yeol’s plagiarism controversy… Kim Tae-won and Im Jin-mo Criticism of Moral Hazard

Yoo Hee-yeol’s plagiarism controversy in ‘Percent Discussion’
Kim Tae-won “If it is a disease, it is neglected before treatment”
Lim Jin-mo “a musician who received high praise, disappointment”

‘Hundreds of discussion’ Im Jin-mo, Kim Tae-won / Photo=MBC

The controversy over plagiarism of Yoo Hee-yeol, who was greatly loved as a singer toy and a famous composer, has been resolved, but industry colleagues and officials fiercely criticized it.

Kim Tae-won, leader of the band Resurrection, who appeared on MBC’s ‘Hundreds of Discussion’, which was broadcast on the 5th, gave a tip regarding Yoo Hee-yeol’s plagiarism controversy, saying, “If (plagiarism) is a disease, it is neglected before being treated.” Im Jin-mo, a music critic, pointed out, “I am a person who knows enough, but I think it is a moral hazard.”

The controversy over plagiarism began by pointing out that the second track ‘Very Private Night’ of the ‘You Hee-Yeol’s Life Music’ project was similar to the song ‘Aqua’ by Ryuichi Sakamoto, a master of Japanese film music.

Hee-yeol Yoo apologized for agreeing that the main theme of the song was sufficiently similar. Ryuichi Sakamoto confirmed the similarity between the two songs, but in the process of musical analysis, the melody and chord progression were not plagiarism, and he said that he would not take legal action.

Although both sides’ positions seemed to have been cleared up and the controversy seemed to be settled, claims have been raised online that other songs composed by Yoo Hee-yeol are also suspected of plagiarism.

In this regard, Kim Tae-won said, “Yu Hee-yeol and Ryuichi Sakamoto’s songs were about eight bars the same. As a writer, if he intended to plagiarize, he would have changed one or two words, but he didn’t do that.” “I don’t think I was able to resist temptation because I was a person who went through that without a break,” he said.

He continued, “Other songs have also been on the line of plagiarism, and if plagiarism is a disease, I think it may have happened because of neglect before it was cured.” I don’t think it is,” he pointed out.

Regarding the explanation that Ryu Hee-yeol was influenced by Sakamoto Ryuichi, he said, “That is no excuse as a writer.

'Hundreds of discussion' Im Jin-mo, Kim Tae-won / Photo=MBC

‘Hundreds of discussion’ Im Jin-mo, Kim Tae-won / Photo=MBC

Lim Jin-mo said, “It is not that there were not at all stories about composer Yoo Hee-yeol that he resembles someone.”

He also criticized, “Yoo Hee-yeol is a composer who majored in composition, so he must have an accurate understanding of this part.” He criticized, “The fact that such an incident happened is at a level that makes it embarrassing to objectively talk about his conscience and intentions, and I can’t quite understand it.” did.

In addition, Im Jin-mo said about Ryuichi Sakamoto who acknowledged the similarity but did not conclude that it was plagiarism, “It’s similar, but it doesn’t look like it was copied.” analyzed.

Im Jin-mo pointed out, “Not one song, but three consecutive plagiarism controversy, and the disappointment is great because he is a musician who is highly regarded in Korea.

He emphasized, “It’s also damaging to the K-pop image. It’s at a level where there is no objection or excuse, and we need to prepare a situation for a new start,” he said.

By Kim Ye-rang, reporter at Hankyung.com yesrang@hankyung.com

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