Big Hit Music has released an official statement following the speculations of BTS “Butter” plagiarism controversy and copyright issues.
Big Hit Music Released Official Statement for BTS “Butter” Plagiarism Controversy & Copyright Issues.
BTS “Butter” Plagiarism & Copyright Issues.
Previously, the speculation of plagiarism emerged when some netizens compared “Butter” to a Nintendo game “Monster in My Pocket” music background in 1992, which the Konami entertainment company produced titled “Towering Catastrophe.”
After the BTS “Butter” plagiarism allegations controversy emerged, Nakamura Kojo, the composer of “Towering Catastrophe,” responded. He wrote on his blog that the similarities between the two songs were a coincidence. Yet, he also said that it’s impressive how his music gets a lot of attention almost 30 years later.
Moreover, following the plagiarism controversy, another controversy concerning BTS “Butter” copyright issues emerged. Adri Blok, known as Luca Debonaire, claimed similarity of his song and BTS “Butter.”
Luca Debonaire is a Dutch DJ and composer and released his song “You Got Me Down” in March 2020. BTS “Butter” melody that claimed to be similar starts from the lyrics ’Sidestep right left to my beat heartbeat.’ Luca Debonaire reveals that he had purchased the top-line of his song back in 2019 from Sebastian Garcia, one of BTS’ “Butter” composers.
Big Hit Music Official Statement
Several writers and composers like Sebastian Garcia, Rob Grimaldi, Stephen Kirk, Ron Perry, Jenna Andrews, Alex Bilowitz, and RM worked together on BTS “Butter.” While BTS leader RM was only writing the rap part, not the controversial chorus nor composing the song.
As reported by the South Korea Media outlet, Newsen, Big Hit Music, as the management company of BTS, clarifies the “Butter” copyright issues.
Big Hit Music’s official statement.
We have been confirmed that there are no copyright issues regarding ‘Butter.’ After undergoing a process of ensuring that there are no issues with copyrights from all the songwriters, the final song has been released. However, we are well aware of the claim, and even so, we would like to state that the rights remain with ‘Butter.’Big Hit Music
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