U.S. singer admits to copyingU.S. pop singer Derek Bullock, who claimed that he was the original creator of Taeyang’s track “Eyes, Nose, Lips,” has admitted that he plagiarized the K-pop artist’s song, according to YG Entertainment.
YG said on Saturday that it asked major video-sharing websites to take down Bullock’s song “Change Me” because of its similarity to Taeyang’s track.
YouTube, the world’s largest video-sharing site, has already taken Bullock’s track off the site.
After he released “Change Me” last August, Bullock claimed he wrote and composed the song four years ago. He added that Taeyang, a member of the K-pop band Big Bang, “stole” his song.
The plagiarism scandal was first raised by K-pop fans who thought the intro of “Change Me” sounded a lot like Taeyang’s “Eyes, Nose, Lips.”
YG said in a press release that it will be more aggressive in monitoring any copyright infringement of its singers’ songs.
“Eyes, Nose, Lips” is a title track from Taeyang’s second solo album, which was released last June. The song was chosen as a favorite of overseas K-pop fans in a recent survey conducted by the Korea Creative Content Agency.
BY SUNG SO-YOUNG