Jaime Ciero claims in a new lawsuit that the smash hit from Frozen was inspired by his 2008 song Volar and wants royalties from Disney, Idina Menzel and Demi Lovato.
According to TMZ, Ciero said his single was “a huge international success reaching millions of listeners and landing on numerous charts of the most popular, top-performing songs.”
Despite it being in Spanish, Ciero claims there are striking similarities between Volar— which translates to “Fly”— and Let it Go, including note combinations, structures, hooks, melodies, lyrics, themes, production and textures.
Ciero is requesting profits from the film, the music and marketing.
Menzel, who recorded the track for the movie, and Lovato, who recorded the radio single, are specifically named in the suit.
It’s unclear if the composer of Let it Go, Robert Lopez, is included in the suit. TMZ said a number of other associated acts are mentioned in the court papers.
– Excerpt from article by Lucia I. Suarez Sang. See the full article here.
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