“Korean-Canadian singer “J.Reyez”, the artist who covered Taeyang’s “Wedding Dress” cover version recently paid a visit to a Toronto club to perform where fans frowned upon the performance”. “It’s common for artists to cover other artists songs, and remixes and new arrangements are also popular, however the issue that angered Big Bang fans were the performance fees that were taken by J.Reyez for songs he did not take performance rights for”. “Fans are getting angrier and wants a formal protest from YG’s side because it may be a problem for Taeyang to enter the overseas market”
Loose translations by Kay
Original article here
Another article wrote:
Fans enjoyed the Korean singer and his songs however others were saying he looked “too similar to Taeyang” and what about “copyright issues?”
What do you guys think? This seems to explain the recent issues K-fans are having with Taeyang covers. Do you think it’s right for J.Reyez to perform Taeyang’s songs, even if they are his own versions/covers? Do you think it may be a problem for Taeyang’s oversea debut?
Check out what J.Reyez had to say, under the cut
Here is a fancam of the performance:
And based on youtube comments, J.Reyez has released unofficial comments on youtube:
“WE DID NOT GET PAID FOR THIS PERFORMANCE. get your facts straight before assuming anything and I think you’re one of the very few in North America that would be upset about such a thing. Once again we are not claiming it’s our song. You must not no a thing about the music industry. Some of the big named artists you hear about today got big because of covers and remixes.”
Personally, I am really disappointed to see this because I know Taeyang would be hurt by it. It’s one thing to cover someone’s song and post it on youtube but its another to go and spread your name using someone else’s beats and sounds without permissions or copyright. I’m sure 75% of that club didn’t know that it was originally Taeyang’s song, what if tomorrow Taeyang wants to debut overseas with HIS OWN english version of Wedding Dress? He’s the one who will be blamed for the lack of originality and then have to go through the whole issue of clarifiying it was HIS SONG in the first place.
Maybe I’m not thinking straight so I’m being really biased. No hate for J.Reyez, maybe a shout out to Taeyang might have been showing ownership of the song?