Edit: I realized there were some things I left out.
Ah, the K-pop world just never ends to surprise me. Seriously. I love its predictable and redundant routines. It keeps me sane. Who likes change anyway? Hmm, maybe I’ve just been watching too much HOUSE.
Anyway, speaking of consistency, also another word for ‘similarity’, check this out!
Heh, surprising isn’t it? I don’t even know what to say. I actually laughed. I think after being being so jaw-dropping shocked the other times that this has happened, I’m so used to it. It’s not the first time SM Entertainment, or K-pop for that matter, has done this. In fact, Asia likes to borrow a lot of songs, it’s not just Korea alone…
BUT, the only difference is, SM Entertainment is smarter. They at least pay for these things. *Ahem Ahem, MNet Entertainment.* So don’t be too mad at the girls (because heavens, you shouldn’t even be mad at them. It’s not like they wrote and composed Tell Me Your Wish, Genie) and don’t get mad at the producers or SM Entertainment. This is normal… I mean, sharing is caring, right?
Since SM Entertainment has done this plenty times before, they know what they’re doing. They’re not going to get sued so there’s nothing to worry about. In fact, they’re too pro in business and at what they do to not even think of any precautions. If you haven’t noticed, SM is pretty much the ‘play it safe’ company… Besides treating their entertainers like slaves, they pretty much keep them locked up so nothing bad ever happens. SM Entertainment probably bought the copyrights to this song, so it’s most likely all good. The only reason why this is gonna be a big deal is because netizens and anti-fans alike will be complaining on the lack of originality either about the ‘composer’ or about SNSD.
Do you guys remember before Gee how they were supposed to debut at the end of 2008 but it got canceled so they had to haul ass and make another concept and song up (thus giving us Gee)? I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the same song they were trying to get copyrights to… Even if it’s not, that whole scenario is just evidence that SM does indeed buy their songs if it’s not composed by one of their own. Because if they just stole things, they never would have worried about postponing SNSD’s comeback in late 2008 and having to start from square one.
Just in case you didn’t know, I’ll be listing just a few songs that K-Pop has borrowed:
BoA – Spark
BoA – I’m Sorry
Lee Hyori – Get Ya
Lee Hyori – Straight Up (?)
DBSK – Mirotic
SHINee – Juliette
Credits: Crazy51 for the tip