Lawsuit Over Music Revenue Of Famous Male And Female Groups Eventually Goes To Supreme Court

The lawsuit over SG Wannabe and SeeYa’s music revenue went to the Supreme Court docket as a result of manufacturing firm’s enchantment

The Seoul Excessive Court docket’s Civil Affairs Division 5 introduced on November ninth that they’d rejected the enchantment of the injury lawsuit filed by PocketDol Studio’s CEO and government producer Kim Kwang-soo towards the distribution firm DANAL. Earlier on the first trial on April twenty first, the Seoul Central District Court docket’s Civil Affair Division 62 dominated towards the plaintiff, saying “The plaintiff’s claims are dismissed, and the plaintiff should bear the price of the lawsuit”.

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In response, CEO Kim Kwang-soo filed an enchantment towards the sentence. After that, he opposed the results of the second trial and submitted one other enchantment on November fifteenth.

In August 2020, CEO Kim Kwang-soo filed a lawsuit towards DANAL, demanding the return of unfair income of round 2 billion gained. The CEO claimed that he had not obtained correct settlements of earnings generated from SG Wannabe’s third and 4th albums in addition to SeeYa’s 1st and 2nd albums from the music distribution firm DANAL. What drew eager consideration is that the quantity specified within the lawsuit was 20 billion gained, there have been claims suggesting that the unsettled earnings with a number of estimates being added, the quantity of unsettled music income may quantity to as a lot as 50 billion gained.

After either side’ paperwork have been delivered to the court docket, there have been speculations that the 2 sides would attain an settlement via the mediation committee’s determination. Nevertheless, no settlement could possibly be reached via mediation in the long run. 


Relating to the aim of his declare, CEO Kim Kwang-soo stated, “I directed the manufacturing planning of every album, recruited songwriters and lyricists, managed the recording course of and enhancing, and so forth. I coated all the prices incurred within the course of so I’ve the proper to be credited as a report producer”, including “DANAL violated the neighboring rights by distributing the music supply with out permission. Consequently, DANAL obtained greater than 2 billion gained in music gross sales and I suffered corresponding damages.”

Nevertheless, the court docket said, “It’s troublesome to think about the plaintiff as an album producer as a result of there isn’t any proof to help this view. We acknowledged that the plaintiff has obtained varied awards as an album producer, it’s difficult to presume them solely because the holder of neighboring rights primarily based on these info alone. The present copyright legislation defines an album producer as the one that ‘comprehensively plans and takes accountability for the preliminary manufacturing of the album’.” The court docket identified that the plaintiff signed particular person contracts with the singers and an unique distribution contract with Firm A, by which the plaintiff was the most important shareholder.

SG Wannabe met with Yoo Jae-seok, who deliberate the MSG undertaking in MBC’s “Hangout with Yoo” broadcast on April seventeenth, and gathered as a complete group for the primary time after three years. They revealed varied tales and offered a stage to followers after some time. The group sang hit songs, equivalent to “Lalala”, “Accomplice for Life”, “As I Reside”, “Arirang”, “Timeless”, and so forth., and proved their recognition.

Supply: Daum

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