How will the Supreme Court audit JYP audition?
The Washington Post reported Friday that the Supreme the Court is likely to approve the auditing of a JYP song competition this year, the first time a group of judges has been required to look into the process.
The group was created by the National Music Awards to help musicians compete against one another for a $10,000 prize.
The judges must approve the music, but they can’t force a songwriter to use a particular sample or make a specific song look like another.
The Supreme Court will decide whether the court can approve the competition, which was set up to help young artists overcome their challenges.
JYP is the largest Korean pop group and is one of the biggest overseas artists, having sold more than 2.3 million albums worldwide.
Its most recent album, the “Gangnam Style” soundtrack, topped the Korean charts in November and was nominated for a Golden Globe.
The award for best new music, given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, was handed out in January.
The Justice Department, in its own review of the competition this summer, said the judges failed to examine the merits of the songs and to give due consideration to any songwriter’s input.
The government is considering whether to issue new guidelines for judging the competitions.