JYP head Park Jin-young says he didn't copy hit K-pop song

9 November 2012 / 3 years 11 months ago

Source: Korea JoongAng DailyOn Wednesday, singer, producer and head of JYP Entertainment Park Jin-young testified in court after plagiarism charges were brought against him.Park, who has been accused of ripping off the Ash song “To My Boyfriend,‘ written by Kim Shin-il, said that the song he wrote for IU, “Someday,‘ was “not an intentional act of plagiarism.‘Park told the Seoul High Court at his second hearing that the incident was “a fluke.‘Although he admitted that the two songs sounded similar, he said he did not intentionally set out to produce a song that was similar to Kim’s.“If my song is indeed classified as a work of plagiarism, then I can’t vouch that it won’t happen again,‘ Park said.Both songs are based on a commonly used melody dubbed the “Money Code,‘ often heard in K-pop songs.“If you are out to make catchy music, you are limited in the melody arrangement,‘ said Park, who asserted many of the 30,000 K-pop songs produced in a year often sound the same.

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