Mickey rubbishes plagiarism charges
The music composer states that it’s important people should know his version of the story.
A day after the song teaser of Mahesh Babu-starrer ‘Brahmotsavam’ was released, the film’s music composer Mickey J Meyer came under criticism for allegedly copying the background score (guitar chord progressions) of the number from an English song “Avicii – Wake Me Up”. However, Mickey denies these reports by insisting that it was an out and out original composition.
“My friends have been telling me that people are posting on social network that the background score of the song was copied. Then I checked the English song, which had similar guitar strumming. There are so many styles in a guitar chord and the one I used in my song was similar to that of the English number in terms of the chord structure. Apart from that, there are no more similarities. I’m sure once the full song is released, people will change their opinion,” he clarifies.
The music composer states that it’s important people should know his version of the story. “If people give feedback about my music – good or bad, I don’t pay heed because it’s their opinion. But if someone accuses me of copying, then I need to clarify and also explain how the composition goes.
CDEFG ABC is the universal creation of piano chord progression. So I start off the song picking chord C and then F and G, so if someone else can pick the same progression, it sounds the identical because the style and playing of the chord will be the similar if you use the same guitar. I can’t claim that they copied.
Moreover, people who don’t know much about music might assume that I have copied,” he explains. But did anyone from the unit call him asking for any explanation over the music? “No. They know me well,” he smiles.