The copyright owner to Flo Rida’s ‘Right Round’ has came out to confirmed that Big Bang GDragon‘s solo debut song ‘HeartBreaker’ has committed plagiarism to the former.
Warner Korea, which is the publishing company to ‘Right Round’ in Korea, came out to say on 18th August, “The song ‘Heartbreaker’ which was revealed in full today has been confirmed to have plagiarised ‘Right Round’ by the composer. And the composer of ‘Right Round’ in America is in the dilemma of what to do and how to deal this case.”
It has been known that from the American side, they have already did an investigation of the whole song of ‘Heartbreaker’.
Warner Korea said, “The headquarters of Warner in Korea has already proposed the problem the American side with the judgement of the composer on the issue confirmed. But it is in the composer’s decision whether to give up on fighting for copyrights or to demand for a legal lawsuit.”
Here’s an article which came in after the above article with conflicting decision on this issue
The company in Korea which holds 50% to the copyrights to ‘Right Round’ with Warner said in an interview on 18th August, “If we look at the song as a whole, we do not think that ‘Heartbreaker’ plagiarised that of ‘Right Round’.”
The person in charge said, “We do not know if there is a part to the rap which sounds similar, and the climax and highlight to the song is different also. Also the melody to the both songs are different.”
“With this reason, we cannot say that the song plagiarised that of ‘Heartbreaker’. There is so many cases of artistes getting inspiration from one another lately, If we are going to rule the song plagiarism just because it has some parts which feels the same, then many artistes and producers will fall into serious censorship.”
The person continued, “Whether the song has committed plagiarism the final decision lies in the original composer. Before they confirm that, we cannot rule the song as plagiarism.”
It has been known that there are about 10 people who are in charge of the original composing and lyrics to ‘Right Round’. This will include the person who came out with idea of the rap, the person who wrote the rap, the different people who made the special melodies.
- “It’s game over for him”
- “This is so fishy… If you are to compare all the singers’ songs together, there will be so many similarities”
- “This is so embarrassing, I went on to Youtube and we Koreans are being treated like Chinese”
- “What we learn from this issue is, the path for singer songwriters from now will only get harder”
- “It is just that 30seconds, what is wrong with these people”
- “Why is GDragon the only one who has to go through all these? We have to admit he is talented and has much potential”
Meanwhile, it has been said that the MV to ‘Heartbreaker’ has broken a record of 550K views in the same day of its reveal.
For those who are confused.
Here’s clarification.. Article 1 talks about the ‘Right Round’ composer’s final judgement that ‘Heartbreaker’ is a plagiarism.
While Article 2 talks about Korean side to the copyrights ownership and what they think about the issue.
No bashing or you’ll be thrown out of here
GDragon is getting so much out of his 22nd birthday with the Korean media blowing up the whole issue.