Tablo of Epik High and Jaurim vocalist Kim Yoon Ah revealed their lyrics were published in a book without their permission.
The Korea Music Copyright Association is reported to have contacted the publisher Changbi Education behind the book, and they're said to be negotiating. Tablo and Kim Yoon Ah have also brought the issue to light on social media, expressing their opinion on the inclusion of their creative works without their permission.
On October 19, Kim Yoon Ah posted on Twitter, "My lyrics were published in a for-profit book without my knowledge. When I asked the other musicians mentioned in the book, they all said they weren't aware. I don't know what they mean by 'Lyricists' Words'. I'm leaving this tweet for the fans who were led to mistakenly believe I was involved."
Tablo also expressed on his social media, "My lyrics were published in a book titled 'Songs Become Poetry'. I'm grateful they thought well of my lyrics, but I think it'd be better to get my permission beforehand. I hope fans aren't confused about it."
However, Changbi Education has stated the Korea Music Copyright Association are in charge of the lyrics in question, and the publisher paid fees to include the lyrics in their book.
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