October 18, 2009

Cause Of SS501 Album Delay

10/18 [News] SS501, “Was swindled into plagiarism”

Popular group SS501 revealed the reason for releasing their new album later than expected at the press conference held prior to their Asia Tour concert in Taipei Taiwan on 17-Oct.

SS501’s leader, Kim Hyun Joong said “We are sorry to our fans because our album release was postponed for about 2 months. During the process of recording, we were caught in a swindle. If we haven’t released it during the midst (of recording), we would have sang a plagiarized song.”

SS501 planned to release their album in August, so they started recording for the album while doing their Asia Tour concert. SS501 went to USA to look for their title song for this album, they received a song that they like from an agent and started recording it immediately. However during the process of recording, this agent continued to offer to sell this song and some other songs, and even demanded for additional (song) usage fee. Kim Hyun Joong paid this agent over 8 million won. But the process of recording didn’t go on smoothly after that, DSP Media confirmed that the title song was already being released in USA.

Park Jung Min revealed “After we ended our Japan concert in August, on the flight back home, we don’t know who sang this song, but we heard the song which sounded like our title song. We immediately investigate on that agent and confirmed that we were being swindled.” Kim Hyun Joong said that luckily through DSP Media’s effort, the 8 million won was returned to him.

DSP Media said “We are lucky that we found out about the song during the process of recording and was able to change it. Even though we do not have any financial losses, because of this, we wasted 2 months time which is like money to us.”

After all the twists and turns, they will be releasing their new album ‘REBIRTH’ on 20-Oct with the title song ‘Love like this’. This song is composed by Steven Lee, a famous composer in USA. Steven Lee composed all 5 songs in their new album and member Kim HyungJoon wrote the lyrics for new song ‘Obsess’.

Credits : sportschosun + SS601.com + (English Translation) xiaochu @ Quainte501.com
Xiaochu was kind enough to allow me to repost this translation, it should not be reposted elsewhere without her permission.

It's really disturbing to hear this piece of news. Swindled of 8 Million won??? Wow! Leader is RICH!!! Hehe. It's a good thing he was properly reimbursed. We were all frustrated with all the album delays. So this is what happened! Unfortunate for our boys, but at least everything turned out well. At least it was discovered before the album was released. Or else SS501 would be facing worse legal issues. So now that their album is going to be released, let's support them all the way!


Anonymous said...

if i have the talent to write good songs, i will just give it for free to them!

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