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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF 25 days ago

Louis Tomlinson's name added to the composer list for EXO's 'Love Shot'

SM Entertainment didn't officially admit it but netizens are convinced EXO's "Love Shot" did plagiarize Louis Tomlinson's "Back To You" after all.   

Recently, 5 producers behind "Back To You," as well as Louis Tomlinson himself have been added to the composer/author list of "Love Shot" on GEMA, a German copyright association. 

Based on the addition, it's assumed SM Entertainment had to give credit to the producers and singer of "Back To You" as the plagiarism accusations turned out to be valid. 

The plagiarism accusation sparked in December after a netizen pointed out the similarities between the two songs. You can check out "Back To You" and "Love Shot" below.

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kimmiefonze 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

This happens because SM artists are never exclusively just musicians that's why too many people are involved in their music.

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myma 25 days ago 1
25 days ago

He might have been added to avoid being sued. As in, easier and cheaper to add than to fight it, without SM admitting or denying any guilt. Also, the list may not reflect the share of the royalties, meaning some on this list could have higher % and others lower % of the proceeds.

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myma 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

Unlike that whole Mixnine situation that YG is choosing to fight.


Jerk.

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phyrelillie 24 days ago 8
24 days ago

Literally the ONLY part of the song that sounds similar (imo) is half of that one line in the pre-chorus of Back to You and the "people come, people go" line of Love Shot's bridge. Everything else sounds like it's own unique song.


I'm not a 1D or Louis Tomlinson fan or an EXO stan so I'm being very objective, and the songs sound different, at least enough to where it's rather ridiculous netizens kicked up a fuss about the so-called "similarities". The songs have totally different vibes, I would've never associated the two together. What people need to understand is that just because SM added those extra names to the credits on one German site does not necessarily mean they admit to the plagiarism accusations. These people are professionals, they more than likely understood that conceding and adding the names was a much economical and quiet way of dealing with the situation: engaging in a lawsuit war just wasn't worth it to them.

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dancingbella23 24 days ago 7
24 days ago

Even if one part sounds similar it is still plagiarism. It is basically the entire bridge after all. I'm glad credit was given.

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Starlight22 24 days ago 5
24 days ago

With your logic there wouldn't be so many songs out there then.

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phyrelillie 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

That's not true, "sounding similar" is not directly copying. COPYING is plagiarism, resembling is not. You can't copyright a few notes (in this case ~7) that last barely 3 sec in a 3+ minute song. Also, there's a certain level of intent involved; an indie artist in Hong Kong can write a song that has a similar few notes as a song written by a local artist in Peru...did one plagiarize the other just because they have a few notes that sound similar?

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Stopudelulu (Banned) 24 days ago 2
24 days ago

Hahaha. What's new. Exoflop been picking up all the garbage left over songs from the west before this. And now exoflop has become the king of plagiarism too. How low can they go?? No wonder developed countries like america and europe are not really into them bc they hv no quality. 99% of their fans are from the illiterate sea poor countries

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SimpleIsGood 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Their music has been terrible for years, only the hardcore fandom is keeping them alive.

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nnani 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Can you just jump off a bridge and kys? Seriously holy fucking shit. Go fucking learn how to spell and speak properly before talking and spilling shit out of your mouth omg.

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Kosmo_Lap (Banned) 24 days ago 3
24 days ago

The similarities start at:

0.38 (Louis)

2.22 (Exo)


It went on for a few seconds to be considered "sampling". Thus, it's plagiarism.

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peachdiamond 24 days ago 2
24 days ago

Sampling and plagiarism is not the same dear. Many artist also do sampling and put credits. Sampling is common in music industry. It's plagiarism if you copy it and claim it yours without credits. Your brain wheres?

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nnani 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

We love educated people like you who think before speaking.

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DG225 (Banned) 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

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Biggiecheese_18 25 days ago 3
25 days ago

I just went listenning to "back to you" but I don't really see the similarity

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annaseyoooo 25 days ago 2
25 days ago

the part right before the chorus sounds pretty similar to Love Shot (when they sing "You stress me out, you kill me" and so on) and the bridge does as well. But in my opinion, both songs are great and I love listening to them.

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nnani 24 days ago 1
24 days ago

I don't hear it lmao. It sounds like someone singing LMAO. I love both artists (I love everyone tbh except a few American Artists) but you guys are really stretching. The fact you're trying to prove they sound similar means they don't.

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annaseyoooo 3 days ago 0
3 days ago

well, they do sound similar tho. Believe it or not, that's not my problem. But in the end it doesn't really matter cause both artists are great. And tbh I don't really care that they're similar

(fyi I wasn't trying to prove that they sound similar, I just thought I'd point out some similarities cause you said you didn't hear any, I was just tryna help girl)

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ratmonster 25 days ago 16
25 days ago

wow... so they did steal it. when is sm ever going to do something original instead of just copying other artists?

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Musicflute 25 days ago 9
25 days ago

Excuse me without knowing everything how can u accuse of palgarism believing in this allkpop news producers have already told that song was known to everyone and kept a long time ago only to be released at right time. Stop saying crap

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dancingbella23 24 days ago 2
24 days ago

Just listen to the song. I recognized it right away

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DG225 (Banned) 25 days ago 3
25 days ago

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LooseMumbler 24 days ago 1
24 days ago

The fact that they added these extra writer credits a month after the song was released, is honestly basically proof that they're admitting part of the song really was copied from another without credit. Which is what plagiarism is. It's possible Louis' legal team contacted SM with a lawsuit if they didn't give credit.

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nnani 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

OR THE MOST LIKELY REASON: they are tired of people (the viewer since viewers are the only one who have a problem) yapping so they added them in to avoid more talk or even being sued. It's not rocket science. It's common sense.

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DG225 (Banned) 25 days ago 3
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MONSTA_X_SLAYS 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Didn't namjoon plagiarize books though lol

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iBangChan 25 days ago 1
25 days ago

as soon as i heard it i thought "thats the same" lol

normally i think the complaints are bullshit but that time i thought it really was the same

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dancingbella23 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Ya same. That song plays on the radio all the time so I recognized the melody right away. I thought love shot was like a spin-off/pt2 / English version.

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Candy_Crush 25 days ago 2
25 days ago

Oops ! I just heard "Back to you" for the first time...

Its like the softer & mild version Of Love Shot ... But the chorus is not the same...

I dont know if I am hearing it becos I read the article or sumthng .. But SM has to tell

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pebute567 (Banned) 25 days ago 1
25 days ago

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Biggiecheese_18 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

crazy how many aunts are making money with this website

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daewhiwiwi 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

Allkpop at it again .. Trying to sabotage EXO like they did with the Baekhyun situation, etc.

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nnani 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

They are most likely, 99.99% being added to avoid being sued. The songs still don't sound similar or the same. Though I see SM's point of view.

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SimpleIsGood 24 days ago 0
24 days ago
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Irena_Lia 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

what's worse than being a top group to a flop nugu? getting caught plagiarizing a song to be popular again

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nomanymore 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

SM really has to work it out with their producers, things like this easily bring harm to the artist name when they weren't really the one at fault.

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SpanishKpoper 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

gosh, did they earn something if they have to credit like 987987 people? lol

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SpanishKpoper 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

only the pre-chorus is similar, but i can hear the similarities just hearing Louis song for the first time lol.

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kindleX 25 days ago 9
25 days ago

I always find it interesting where you get that information. And yes it sounds similar but they could use sample. Plagiarism is really strong word. Most people don't even know it really means. And the producers of the song already said they had it for long time it just wasn't released til now because SM is very particular about their songs.

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Kosmo_Lap (Banned) 24 days ago 8
24 days ago

"And the producers of the song already said they had it for long time it just wasn't released til now because SM is very particular about their songs."


Why do you believe them? If they say they're GOD, you'll believe it too?

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kindleX 24 days ago 7
24 days ago

The same thing goes here. If allkpop writes they're GOD you'll believe it too? It's funny people here don't need any kind of evidence all it takes some german organization (still don't understand how they can credit someone EXO is from SK and Louis us from UK) and everything is suddenly true. Wonder if it was different group how people would reacted.

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Avni_Sharma 25 days ago 0
25 days ago
Well that sometimes happens and SM has officially credited Louis for the composition of the song so plagiarism shouldn't be a problem anymore but tbh, I couldn't draw out many similarities between both the songs. I heard Back To You right when it was released and the same goes with Love Shot but I failed to catch the similarities. Even now, the only part I find similar is 'people come and people go' and maybe the beats.
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Breeiii 25 days ago 0
25 days ago

sorry. I dont know if i have problem with my ears. But i cant tell its similarities.

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love_isplus21 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

There’s other songs in kpop that sound a lot more similar than this and still don’t give credit to the original.. wth

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peachdiamond 24 days ago 3
24 days ago

Who's the writer of this shit article? This is called sampling not plagiarism!!!!!1

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Starlight22 24 days ago 2
24 days ago

Allkpop at its finest. Netizens are the most reliable source that exist for them. Soompi wouldn't drop so low as this.

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Bearhug30 24 days ago 1
24 days ago

Sampling without permission or credit IS music plagiarism a.k.a a copyright infringement. It's literally the correct term to use here.

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Starlight22 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

I'm sorry are replying to me? I didn't write anything about this here. Just that source of this information is not even a source. I thought these things are not public but for artists only. The author here found something (probably on twitter) and interpreted this as they liked. Can you prove to me what day it was added? I don't see one. It could have been there from the beginning, but writing it this way is better. It gets more clicks and if you guys look it's in RUMOR section not news, which means you can't take it seriously no matter how you look at it. Do you automatically believe every rumor you read without verifying the facts? How can you verify it if the author themselves are not demanding anything? Do you honestly believe they would stay silent all this time? People here need to think before they believe everything they read on the internet, especially on site like this. Great, I'm rambling again.

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Starlight22 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Wow are people so afraid of EXO to stop so low and pull the plagiarism card? The haters must be so barmy. Wouldn't it be nice if they actually worked together on the songs and just each created their own version of it. Maybe some day they will sing it together. I think Louis is very nice guy and I don't believe he would demand rights to few seconds of some song. The fans are crazy to demand explanation for every action of some artist. Let the producers do their work and you all better focus on school, maybe you'll even learn something useful for once.

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DG225 (Banned) 25 days ago 8
25 days ago

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nextanswer 25 days ago 7
25 days ago

not a rumor. if SM added louis' name in, it means they acknowledge he participated in the song (even though his name wasn't originally on it). think of it like writing an essay. if you cite something or paraphrase it, if you don't acknowledge where the original info came from, it's still plagiarism.

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DG225 (Banned) 25 days ago 4
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peachdiamond 24 days ago 1
24 days ago

Dear sampling and plagiarism is different. wtf! ;D


SInce it seems you are always in front of the internet why don't you google it?

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Bearhug30 24 days ago 0
24 days ago

Dear, sampling without permission or credit IS plagiarism.

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DG225 (Banned) 25 days ago 0
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