Mihalis Safras has been accused of plagiarism by multiple producers
Mihalis Safras is facing accusations of plagiarism by producers who trusted him.
As a producer, you are very well acquainted with the sounds you produce, so when blatantly hearing said sounds in someone else’s music you really take note.
And yes, it may be hard to differentiate as many people can produce similar sounds, there is also a limit.
Such is the case of Safras, who is also the label owner of Material Media- the perfect platform to get stems from unsuspecting artists trying to get releases.
It all started unravelling in late October when the producer Tennan noticed a sample from his unreleased demo, “Comerta,” used in an upcoming Safras remix of Matt Tolfrey & Kaz’s “Big Things.”
The remix in question has since been pulled by the label, with Safras chalking it up to be an accident-at least he owned up.
Material Series of unfortunate events
This opened a can of worms as many other producers started speaking up about their own victimisation from Safra and how he used Material Series to gain stems or project files for tracks or demos being released or considered for release.
Safras took to social media to clarify the situation:
“There have been 6 issues identified and in reality, there are three genuine accounts of malpractice and all of these have been put right whereby any loops and baselines used without authorisation have been replaced alongside an offending track which was removed at the time when an issue was raised some months / years ago”
He also blamed his poor filing skills:
When going through my archives for samples I found a track that I liked that was unnamed. I should have been more thorough in searching my emails and so on to see if I could find out where the track came from, but I didn’t.”
“I have an awful lot of music on my computer and it isn’t arranged as well as it should be.”
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