Canadian Indie Artist Becomes Star in South Korean After Her Song is Stolen from MySpace

I met Georgia Murray at The Peak’s Performance Boot Camp back in August.  A South Korean documentary company heard about her and flew to BC to shoot this for the Korean edition of Elle magazine.  (Scroll down for the article. It’s in Korean, so I have no idea what it says.)

How did this happen?  Theft.  Plagiarism.  Scandal.  Jail time.  Georgia explained it to me this way:

I was first discovered by Korean fans when my original song, “We’ll Never Know,” was stolen off my Myspace page and presented to Hyori Lee, Korea’s biggest K-pop star.

The song, renamed “Swing,” was the lead single off Hyori’s 4th studio album and ended up going #1 in South Korea for several weeks before it was pulled from the shelves once the plagiarism story leaked.

The case was settled out of court and I am now the credited writer for the #1 hit song and our fan base continues to grow in Korea. The producer that stole my song went to jail for a year. They don’t mess around in Korea!  

Here’s the proper verison of the song by Georgia herself.

 

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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