Jaime Ciero is seeking profits from both the movie and its music
Demi Lovato, Idina Menzel and Disney are being sued over the Frozen song ‘Let It Go’.
‘Let It Go’ features in the hugely popular 2013 Disney film. It was performed by actress Menzel in the movie and sang by Lovato for the single version.
TMZ now reports that musician Jaime Ciero is suing the three defendants, claiming that the Disney hit sounds like his 2008 song ‘Volar’.
Ciero claims that the two songs share similarities in “note combinations, structures, hooks, melodies, lyrics, themes, production and textures”.
He goes on to describe his own song as “a huge international success reaching millions of listeners and landing on numerous charts of the most popular, top-performing songs”.
According to the report, Ciero is seeking profits from both the movie and its music.
Lovato, Menzel nor Disney have yet to respond to the allegations.
Lovato’s sixth album ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ was released in September. It featured the singles ‘Sorry Not Sorry’, ‘You Don’t Do It For Me Anymore’ and ‘Sexy Dirty Love’.
Back in April, Demi Lovato settled her copyright infringement lawsuit with Sleigh Bells. The noise-pop duo sued Lovato last year for allegedly sampling their 2010 track ‘Infinity Guitars’ without permission on her 2015 song ‘Stars’.
Sleigh Bells had claimed that Lovato’s song features elements of the bass drum and hand-clap rhythms used in their own track. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
In 2015, Sleigh Bells took to Twitter to accuse Lovato of using snippets from their song. The duo said they were “flattered” but stated that they “were not contacted” about the supposed samples. “Gotta clear those,” they added.
At the time, Lovato’s representatives provided a statement from the singer’s producers, which read: “We did not use any samples in Demi Lovato’s song ‘Stars.’ Demi was also not involved with the production. She only wrote top line.”