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Posted by Germaine-Jay 28 days ago

Taiwanese singer Jay Chou allegedly plagiarizes INFINITE's 'Julia'

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Taiwanese singer Jay Chou has been accused of plagiarizing INFINITE's 2011 track "Julia."

Jay Chou recently released a preview of his upcoming track on Instagram, and fans soon began comparing it to the beginning of INFINITE's "Julia". Though the Taiwanese singer didn't respond to questions initially, he later released a statement through his agency. 

According to Apple Daily, he explainedThe chord progression of this song has been already used in 'Sunny Day,' 'Qi Li Xiang,' and 'Her Eyelashes.' The chord progressions are the same. If the arrangement of the instrument is the same, then the sound will be almost matching. Basically, the chord progressions in pop music are the same. The verses are only of a few types and it's the same for the choruses. Creating a new melody using similar chord progressions that everyone uses nowadays is the key point! The 6m-4-1-5 four-loop chord method has been used for a long time, should I list a bunch for everyone to see?"

Compare both songs below:



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Secretninja312
Secretninja3125,831 pts 28 days ago 1
28 days ago

Honestly, "plagiarism" gets a bit blurry when it comes to music. There's only so many chords and chord progressions and songs can very well sound similar, even use the same chords without it being considered plagiarism. I'm sure someone like Jay Chou, who's one of the biggest names in C-pop and who's been actively writing, producing, and releasing his own music over 20+ years, would know rules of music copyright.

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LLW
LLW397 pts 28 days ago 0
28 days ago

Gosh. One of the most prolific songwriter and composer?? No offense to anyone but I seriously doubt he needs to do what he was accused of.

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