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Disney accused of song-theft over Frozen soundtrack 

By | Published on Monday 27 November 2017

Frozen

You know ‘Let It Go’, the Oscar and Grammy winning song from the insanely popular Disney film ‘Frozen’? Totally ripped off from an earlier song by Chilean singer Jaime Ciero. Or so says Chilean singer Jaime Ciero. I couldn’t possibly comment.

Ciero is reportedly suing Disney and pretty much everyone associated with the 2013 film’s soundtrack over allegations ‘Let It Go’ borrows from his 2008 song ‘Volar’. And that includes Idina Menzel and Demi Lovato, who respectively sang the song within the film itself and over the movie’s end credits.

According to TMZ – which has also lined up the customary YouTube embed stack so you can compare the two songs for yourself – Ciero reckons that ‘Let It Go’, written by wife-husband songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, has similar note combinations, structures, hooks, melodies, lyrics, themes, production and textures to his earlier work.

It remains to be seen how Disney et al respond to the litigation, though Ciero is reportedly seeking a cut of profits from the movie as well as its soundtrack in his lawsuit.



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