BIGHIT Music addresses plagiarism allegations vs BTS member Jungkook’s SEVEN


South Korean talent agency BIGHIT Music has denied that BTS member Jungkook’s solo debut single Seven allegedly plagiarized another song from the K-pop girl group Fin.K.L titled Time of Mask.

According to K-entertainment news outlet Soompi, the agency responded to the issue on Tuesday, August 22.

“We would like to inform you that the claims of copyright infringement regarding Jungkook’s ‘Seven’ are not true,” Soompi quoted BIGHIT Music’s statement.

“‘Seven’ is a song that was made through the collaboration of five foreign composers, and it is a creation that is completely unrelated to the song on a domestic album from 24 years ago like some are claiming. They are one-sided claims that do not meet any criteria such as substantial similarity and principles in determining plagiarism,” BTS’ music label explained.

It was reported earlier that the composer of Fin.K.L’s Time of Mask, Yang Joon Young, had requested an evaluation over “suspected similarities between the Fin.K.L’s song and Jungkook’s Seven”, claiming that both had similar “scale sequences”.

Time of Mask is a b-side track from the girl group’s special album “SPECIAL” which was released in 2000 while Seven was composed and written by foreign songwriers Andrew Watt, Jon Bellion, Henry Walter, Theron Makiel Thomas, and Latto and was released last July 2023.

Patricia Dela Roca
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