The soundtrack for Indian film "Kannayya" was released just recently, but it has gathered considerable attention for all the wrong reasons.
Within days of the soundtrack's release, fans have noticed that two of the songs sound remarkably similar to EXO's "Growl" and "Baby Don't Cry", so much so that netizens were accusing the soundtrack producers of plagiarism.
In response to these accusations, SM Entertainment has issued out an official statement promising appropriate legal action will be taken once discussions are held with the "Kannayya" soundtrack producers and publishers:
“The songs in question by the Indian artist are definitely cases of plagiarism. We will take appropriate action after we discuss the situation with the song’s publishers and copyright owners.”
Here is the "Kannayya" soundtrack in question; the song alleged to have plagiarised "Growl" begins at 4:24 while song alleged to have plagiarised "Baby Don't Cry" begins at 14:33.
For comparison, here are videos for EXO's "Growl" and "Baby Don't Cry":
What are your thoughts on this whole plagarism issue?
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