Girl group Tahiti’s representatives have released an official apology regarding their use of the intro of JYJ’s hit song ‘Mission’ without permission.
In a phone conversation with MyDaily, a representative of Tahiti’s agency Dream Star Entertainment said, “We received an official statement from JYJ’s agency and sent them an official apology. Though it wasn’t intentional, it was still wrong of us to not be more thorough in checking the source of the song. We will make sure that incidents like this will not happen again.”
Tahiti used the intro of ‘Mission’ for their performances in Cambodia in March and at Hongik University in May, which was picked up by JYJ fans and uncovered that the song had been used without any permission.
The representative from Tahiti’s agency added, “We used the intro at the suggestion of a person who had worked on JYJ’s concerts. He told us that it was okay to use the music, so we didn’t think it would be an issue. We should have been more thorough in our background research, so we’re very sorry.”
Regarding this, JYJ’s agency C-JeS Entertainment stated, “We brought up the issue through an official statement to the entertainment agency in charge to retrieve the rights of our artistes, but we have decided not to take any legal action because it was not intentional. We are just waiting for a response from them instead. We would like for this to be an opportunity for everyone involved to learn the value of copyright laws.”
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