Yoon Mi Rae has revealed that the Hollywood film “The Interview” used her song without permission, and that she will be taking legal action.
Yoon Mi Rae’s agency, Feel Ghood Music, said on December 26 that “There were initial discussions for using ‘Pay Day‘ in the movie, but at some point, the discussions ceased and we assumed that it would not follow through. However, after the movie was released, we learned that the track had been used without permission, legal procedure, or contracts.”
They added, “We will be taking legal action against Sony Pictures as well as DFSB, the agency that had been carrying out the discussion regarding the use of the track.”
“The Interview” is a comedy film that deals with the assassination of the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The track “Pay Day” was used in the scene in which Kim Jong Un engages in hedonism.
“The Interview” has been in danger of not being released as it was under hacking attacks and threats. However, it is now receiving even greater attention with both online and offline distribution.