Monday, June 28, 2010

I rather enjoyed this quote:
"Shin Jung-hyun said in a recent interview, “There is no real music on Korea’s pop music scene these days. There is only greed.”
Read the rest in Extra! Korea's post about the ballooning plagiarism scandal in Korea's music industry.

2 comments:

JSK said...

I'm confused. I thought it was well acknowledged that K-pop songs are all rip offs. Strolling through the supermarket and being subject to K-pop (a place where it's hard to avoid) I can usually identify most melodies.

And Hyo-ri? I thought copying other people was her "style". She carbon copied JLo's uniform for awhile. Then Christina Aguilera’s Candyman video. And on and on...

How has this become a scandal?

extrakorea said...

@ GOP Feeling;

Thanks for the nod. Love your work, too.

@ JSK;

|"How has this become a scandal?"|

Two unprecedented events:

1. She admitted that the songs were plagiarized.

2. She removed the accused seven songs from her album.

Add to that the fact that, since most K-pop artists don't write their own songs, other artists have bought songs from the same songwriter as she did.