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[Exclusive] Brian Lee responds to Cube Entertainment's accusations

By GhostWriter   Tuesday, August 2, 2016   63,538   3,444   56
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Cube Entertainment recently issued a statement that they would be taking legal action against composer Brian Lee


Brian Lee was one of the composers of HyunA's song "DO IT" and Cube has accused him of double selling the song illegally to Nickelodeon's "Make It Pop" which you can read more about this here. 


Brian Lee and his representative reached out exclusively to allkpop, issuing their own statement in response to Cube's accusations.

"In March 2014, Universal Music Group Korea invited Mr. Lee to come and work for one week with their writers and producers. In that time, he met with representatives of CUBE Music, Inc. ('CUBE'), who asked if he would stay for another week, which turned into two. During that time, he wrote songs with Jae Woo and Sancho for 4minute, BtoB, and HyunA. Most of the songs were a collaborative effort where each person would contribute lyrics, melody, or arrangement and we would agree to splits after the song places.

'DO IT,' however was an idea solely created by Mr. Lee. The melody, lyrics, chord progressions, and arrangement were all original to Mr. Lee. Mr. Lee did not transfer to CUBE any exclusive rights in and to the compositions, and in fact checked with Danny Park at CUBE with respect to the use of the composition and master recording prior to reproducing and delivering it to a US television network. CUBE confirmed at that time, around March of 2015, that it had no plans to use the composition or master recording. It should be specifically pointed out that Mr. Lee re-created the master recording of the composition which, as sole author and owner thereof, Mr. Lee had full and unfettered rights to do.

That brings us to this week, when CUBE released HyunA's version of 'DO IT,' which Brian authorized. Brian, however, informed Ji-Hyun Kwon at CUBE prior to said release that the composition had been re-recorded for a US television station, and even told CUBE to 'not release the recording' if they believed the prior use to be in conflict with their proposed release.

In short, the allegations against Brian Lee by CUBE are false and misleading. Mr. Lee will be looking into pursuing all legal remedies with respect to this false and defamatory public statement made intentionally by CUBE and CUBE Nayoung Jung."

Now that you've heard both sides of the story, what are your thoughts?


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

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mind_blown Wednesday, August 3, 2016

All Cube artists, actors, groups, donkey, desks, windows, oxygen abort ship. They're a sinking ship.

Jarhon (Banned) Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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Jadewashere64  Jarhon (Banned) Wednesday, August 3, 2016

I agree.

Kjustice Wednesday, August 3, 2016

ex

Kjustice Wednesday, August 3, 2016

exclusively to allkpop??? lol

annyeong_kokoro Wednesday, August 3, 2016

At this rate, Hyuna will transfer to either YG or AOMG~~

cococcchanel annyeong_kokoro Wednesday, August 3, 2016

I vote AOMG! 🙋🏽

Tie_chan annyeong_kokoro Wednesday, August 3, 2016

I think that she doesn't fit with any of these options... I hope that CUBE gets better and give good support to their artists...

SicaLicka annyeong_kokoro Wednesday, August 3, 2016

or sm so she can be with exo oppas

Sharkry annyeong_kokoro Wednesday, August 3, 2016

I vote AOMG too *O* Jay Park and HyunA are friends, it could be dope

annyeong_kokoro Thursday, August 4, 2016

Her sluttiness really fits AOMG~~ She can perform naked with Jay Park in AOMG concerts~~

Lea10042016 Tuesday, August 2, 2016

media play

marryhill87 (Banned) Lea10042016 Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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Cherry_Peche Tuesday, August 2, 2016



No idea what's going on....

peladocarlos Tuesday, August 2, 2016

At this pace, CUBE is gonna fall soon...

kukuwakuwaw Tuesday, August 2, 2016

more drama from cube

BadhBrannigan Tuesday, August 2, 2016

As a contractor myself, I can tell you that whatever you create while working for the company can usually be considered property of the company. That's a pretty standard principal.

bangeryun94 BadhBrannigan Tuesday, August 2, 2016

That's true, but he wasn't working for Cube.

megamanx BadhBrannigan Wednesday, August 3, 2016

It appears he wasn't under contract with Cube. They asked him to collaborate and work on some songs for them.

BadhBrannigan bangeryun94 Saturday, August 6, 2016

Doesn't matter. You never show a company something you intend to sell later, even if you're just loosely collaborating with them.

BadhBrannigan megamanx Saturday, August 6, 2016

Doesn't matter. You never show a company something you intend to sell later, even if you're just loosely collaborating with them.

bangeryun94 BadhBrannigan Saturday, August 6, 2016

Who says he did?

hana_sakura Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Hm... Will need to see more evidence to know who's right. So far, it's only statements from both sides, so it's too early to judge. We need more truths, then we can judge.

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