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Cube reveals Hyuna's 'Do It' sounds like 'Make It Pop's 'Do It' because the composer double-sold the song illegally

By jennywill   Sunday, July 31, 2016   86,939   5,769   92
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Cube Entertainment revealed they would be taking legal action against Brian Lee, one of the composers of HyunA's new songs.


They said,


Hello. This is Cube Entertainment.
We are making this statement about Brian Lee, one of the composers the song "Do It!" on HyunA's solo 5th mini album 'A'wesome', selling the song illegally.
First, we want to inform you about the relationships behind the song 'Do It!'. In March-April 2014, Cube Entertainment's composers (Seo Jae Woo, Big Sancho) and the foreign composer Brian Lee had a song camp, and the song was created during that camp. (During the song camp, Cube covered all of Brian Lee's costs and his airplane fare). It was a song camp hosted by Cube, and the song was created through the camp, so the song rights are at Cube Entertainment. The co-composers Seo Jae Woo and Big Sancho are included.
We then got permission from Brian Lee's publishing company in July 2016 for the song to be included in HyunA's album. We even confirmed multiple times that the song 'Do It!' was not released overseas while we were getting permission through the publishing company. However, after fans saw the 15 second teaser of 'Do It', international fans told us that the song 'Do It!' played exactly as it was on USA's Nickelodeon's 'Make It Pop'. After we got these reports, we checked, and confirm that the song was included in the 'Make It Pop, Vol. 1' album that was released on April 10th, 2015 in USA. (In the USA credits, the co-composers Seo Jae Woo, and Big Sancho were excluded as well).
The song 'Do It' was created in March-April 2014 at Cube's song camp, way before it was released in USA. The song was made a year before its airing in 2015 on the Nickelodeon channel is a revealed truth. It's especially serious that the song was released in USA without either Cube Entertainment, who has the first rights to the song, or the co-composers knowing.
Because of this, we believe that the song 'Do It' released in USA was because of Brian Lee's illegal double selling. As we explained before, the song was created way before it was broadcast on the Nickelodeon channel through Cube's song camp, some of the melody used was created by Seo Jae Woo, who is part of the Cube composer team, and the 'Do It' item itself was created by using Big Sancho's 'Do It vox synth' sound that Big Sancho made, so we cannot see this as Brian Lee's sole creation.
In response to our conclusion, Brian Lee is claiming that this is a different song, saying he used only a part of the song instead of the full song. However, both Seo Jae Woo and Big Sancho believe that the song 'Do It' that was broadcast through Nickelodeon is very similar in all parts (BPM, chord work, rhythm, similar instruments, etc) to the 'Do It' that was created at the Cube song camp.
As our company has the first rights to this song, we express our disappointment that Brian Lee decided to sell the song without the approval of Seo Jae Woo or Big Sancho, who also have rights to this song, and will be taking legal action if necessary. Thank you.


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drummer_girl Monday, September 19, 2016

And it's not even cube's fault for this. It's brain lee's fault for selling the song in the first place.I also noticed that the volcals are the same when it first starts

drummer_girl Monday, September 19, 2016

I've just herd it and oh my got it's the exact same thing. Even the bocla sin the beginning are the same form the origional song it's self. Listen: 

alexwoojulee Tuesday, August 2, 2016

not to be a little bitch with the idioms, but wow, trying to kill two  birds with one stone really backfired on him

DocAndBlondie Monday, August 1, 2016

It's not Cube's fault, nor is it Nickelodeon's fault. This is all Brian Lee's doing.

Cherry_Peche Sunday, July 31, 2016

How did he expect to get away with it... Make It Pop isn't an unpopular show, and obviously Hyuna isn't unpopular... Good try, I guess?

mikesim90 Sunday, July 31, 2016

I do find it bizarre that absolutely nobody associated with Hyuna's album knew the song was already released by a kpop inspired tv show in America... which is kind of huge. Sure the show isn't that big, but Kpop artists cream their panties anytime Kpop is mentioned or eluded to in their holy grail that is the US market. They are obsessed with the idea of cracking America, so you would think a show promoting Kpop influenced music and fashion to younger people would be noticed. I honestly think this is a publicity stunt on cube's part. They probably did know, but knew this would get massive exposure and they were guaranteed to win a case if it was brought to court.

princejo mikesim90 Thursday, August 11, 2016

you sound retarded

BoBo101 Sunday, July 31, 2016

"we express our disappointment that Brian Lee decided to sell the song without the approval of Seo Jae Woo or Big Sancho, who also have rights to this song, and will be taking legal action if necessary."  Wait that's it??!? Ur just disappointed? And you'll take legal action *if* necessary??? Isn't it already necessary to take the legal action? This guy illegally sold ur song!

centen BoBo101 Sunday, July 31, 2016

Eh, but it might not be worth it. Let's say a lawyer estimates they could get $10K, and it would cost them $20K to get that settlement. Would you throw away $20K to chase $10K?

melon centen Sunday, July 31, 2016

I think 10k or 20k is a small amount to cube. I think people doing the wrong thing should be punished the right way. Just simply saying ok it's not worth spending money to sue him lets just let him be is wrong. I think this matter should be taken seriously. It's not the first time this kind of things happen. He probably think ok it's been a year or so and the song is not being used. Maybe it's forgotten so he just sold it in a sneaky way. He sold the song without other composers or cube's approval. He took all the money for the song when he wasn't the only one that created the song. He need to cough up the money he made and share it with the other rightful composers.

centen melon Sunday, July 31, 2016

The exact number is irrelevant. I was making them up to illustrate a point. There's a reason that companies don't go after the Etsy sellers making small Pokemon knock-offs for an annual $200 income... but you can bet that they would go after Hot Topic. If their lawyers say "sure, you could probably win your case, eventually, but you're going to risk bankrupting your company in the process" then it's not worth chasing down, even for the principle of the matter.

BoBo101 centen Sunday, July 31, 2016

It's not really about the money, I think reputation and pride is more important. Like do you think the guy would've dared to do this if it were one of the big three? What's their image going to look like if they just let him go? Many are going to view this company as a joke, me included.

BoBo101 centen Sunday, July 31, 2016

Would artists wanna come to a company that is so weak they can't even handle a guy who stole the company artists' song and sold it? Even if they go bankrupt, that would prove the power and pride of the company. They much be much stronger, but seeing how idiotic this new CEO is, I highly doubt this is going to be a successful company for many more years.

mr_a Sunday, July 31, 2016

This will teach Cube Entertainment not to force their best artist to record such a crap cliche song. It's Karma for the greed that led to the disbanding of the great 4Minute. I don't blame Hyuna for this I blame the mafia slave trade mentality of the crooked K/pop music business.

Jadewashere64 Sunday, July 31, 2016

is this the same 'Brian Lee' who remixed Girls' generation's The great escape?

M_P_B Jadewashere64 Sunday, July 31, 2016

yes

Jadewashere64 M_P_B Monday, August 1, 2016

Shit.. Love that remix. Thanks! ^^

BigBlueagain Sunday, July 31, 2016

Just to clear up a few points: "Do It" was a commissioned work meaning that composers were hired specifically to create a particular song. As such, that song belongs to the party that commissioned it (in this case, CUBE) and not the composers. They also knew this going into the project. Brian Lee illegally sold the rights to this song to Nickelodeon as he didn't own them to sell. CUBE had this song in its library and decided to use it for Hyuna's album. They had no way of knowing that Lee had illegally used it until it was pointed out to them. Why? These song camps produce, literally, hundreds of songs for future use. The only way they could know is for it to be recognized as it was. The fact that CUBE got ahead of this quickly is good business on their part. As for Lee? I see flippin burgers in his future.

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