November 26, 2017 Musicology No Comments

Disney Just Got Hit With Lawsuit For Allegedly Ripping Off ‘Let It Go’ From ‘Frozen.’


Jamie Ciero is complaining that “Let It Go,” (written by the very competent Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez) and his track, “Volar,” include note combinations and structures, hooks, melodies, lyrics, themes, production, and textures that are at least substantially similar. And he’s suing everybody! Even Adele Dazeem is gonna have to lawyer up.

I can’t do a deep dive on Frozen versus Volar right away. Too busy. But I’ll say this. Remember George Costanza complaining about a doctor who wasn’t adequately dismissive regarding the possibility that a discoloration on his lip might be cancerous? I think George complains, “He didn’t give me a ‘get outta here.’ That’s what I wanted to hear, ‘Cancer?!! Ha, get outta here.'”

“Infringement?! Ha, you’re a real nut!”

But, I’m afraid I can’t do that. Not just yet. In fact, at first blush, if I were Disney, I think I’d have some lackeys in this weekend working on prior art research.

Take a closer look as soon as I have time. In the meantime, wanna check em out and form your own snap judgement?

“Volar’s” so-called video isn’t the easiest thing to sit through, so when I have to do it like ten times this week to get a read on this matter, I hope it’ll be appreciated.

 

Written by brianmcbrearty