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Indie musician apologizes

Acoustic Rain, who rose to prominence last month after people online claimed his song “Love Is Canon” was plagiarized by Roy Kim, apologized to Kim yesterday on his online blog.

“I don’t want to hate or hurt anyone,” said Acoustic Rain.

“I never intended anything, but if Roy Kim was hurt, I want to deliver my sincere apology,” said the mysterious indie musician, adding that the stress from the scandal has left him unable to do anything for the past two weeks.

However, Acoustic Rain did not specify whether he thought Kim plagiarized his song. Instead, he just explained his situation.

“I make around 1 million won [$880] a month, and most of my income comes from MelOn and Mnet,” he said, referring to two of Korea’s leading music streaming services.

The indie artist also noted that Mnet is owned by CJ E&M, Kim’s management company.

“I’m a father of two children and a husband and a breadwinner for my family,” he wrote. “I need to keep a good relationship with CJ E&M to continue making money, so I hope the fans of Roy Kim resolve all the misunderstandings they have.”

Roy Kim has denied that his song “Love Love Love” was copied from a version of Acoustic Rain’s “Love Is Canon.”

By Lee Sun-min
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