FIFTY FIFTY’s label ATTRAKT sues The Givers CEO SIAHN, alleging fraud, sabotage, and secretly buying copyright for “CUPID”

The story around supposed attempts to poach FIFTY FIFTY from their label ATTRAKT has continued to develop slowly, but now ATTRAKT has announced in a statement that they will be suing The Givers (content creation group) CEO SIAHN for a litany of alleged wrongdoings. ATTRAKT essentially claims SIAHN committed fraud, tried to sabotage things, and breached his contract. The most pertinent detail is probably secretly purchasing the copyright for “CUPID” (SIAHN produced the hit) without the company’s knowledge. On June 27th, FIFTY FIFTY’s agency Attrakt said, “Today, we filed a criminal complaint against Ahn Sung Il, CEO of The Givers, and three others at Gangnam Police Station”.The Givers is the company that has been responsible for managing and working on projects under a service contract with Attrakt. Attrakt claimed, “During the process of transferring project tasks, The Givers engaged in obstruction of business, fraud, and breach of trust, including deleting project-related data, delaying in taking over tasks and deleting company’s mail accounts, etc.”In addition, the agency stated, “During the process of purchasing the song ‘Cupid’* from a foreign composer, The Givers did not provide any information to Attrakt regarding the purchase of copyrights. The CEO and the company secretly did it by themselves.” *They bought a sound/sample more than the whole thing, I believe. Also surely related to this is the earlier statement issued on their official Twitter account, which was released after a poll was posted on the fancafe asking if they should shut down. Hello, this is ATTRAKT.We would like to inform you about the attempted shutdown of the official FIFTY FIFTY fan café that occurred at around 3pm today. pic.twitter.com/4SlHDUciqx— FIFTY FIFTY Official (@we_fiftyfifty) June 27, 2023 Well, this got a lot messier than I ever anticipated. ATTRAKT is now fighting against Warner Music Korea and The Givers, one of whom is also the producer of “CUPID” and owner of the song’s copyright. Yeesh. One thing has held true throughout this, though, which is that I’d like to know what FIFTY FIFTY themselves thinks of the situation. I understand their status as industry rookies, but their opinion likely matters most to fans, and the fact that all this mess is impacting them but they aren’t allowed to speak on it is a bit unnerving. Just hope those four find a way out of this mess intact, because while the suits seem to think they’re fighting over a cash cow, they all seem intent on making sure that vision never comes to fruition by the time this mess is over.

FIFTY FIFTY’s label ATTRAKT sues The Givers CEO SIAHN, alleging fraud, sabotage, and secretly buying copyright for “CUPID”

The story around supposed attempts to poach FIFTY FIFTY from their label ATTRAKT has continued to develop slowly, but now ATTRAKT has announced in a statement that they will be suing The Givers (content creation group) CEO SIAHN for a litany of alleged wrongdoings.

ATTRAKT essentially claims SIAHN committed fraud, tried to sabotage things, and breached his contract. The most pertinent detail is probably secretly purchasing the copyright for “CUPID” (SIAHN produced the hit) without the company’s knowledge.

On June 27th, FIFTY FIFTY’s agency Attrakt said, “Today, we filed a criminal complaint against Ahn Sung Il, CEO of The Givers, and three others at Gangnam Police Station”.
The Givers is the company that has been responsible for managing and working on projects under a service contract with Attrakt. Attrakt claimed, “During the process of transferring project tasks, The Givers engaged in obstruction of business, fraud, and breach of trust, including deleting project-related data, delaying in taking over tasks and deleting company’s mail accounts, etc.”
In addition, the agency stated, “During the process of purchasing the song ‘Cupid’* from a foreign composer, The Givers did not provide any information to Attrakt regarding the purchase of copyrights. The CEO and the company secretly did it by themselves.”

*They bought a sound/sample more than the whole thing, I believe.

Also surely related to this is the earlier statement issued on their official Twitter account, which was released after a poll was posted on the fancafe asking if they should shut down.

Well, this got a lot messier than I ever anticipated.

ATTRAKT is now fighting against Warner Music Korea and The Givers, one of whom is also the producer of “CUPID” and owner of the song’s copyright. Yeesh.

One thing has held true throughout this, though, which is that I’d like to know what FIFTY FIFTY themselves thinks of the situation. I understand their status as industry rookies, but their opinion likely matters most to fans, and the fact that all this mess is impacting them but they aren’t allowed to speak on it is a bit unnerving.

Just hope those four find a way out of this mess intact, because while the suits seem to think they’re fighting over a cash cow, they all seem intent on making sure that vision never comes to fruition by the time this mess is over.