Mariah Carey’s 1994 Christmas mega-hit, “All I Want for Christmas is You,” is being sued for copyright infringement.
Andy Stone, a songwriter, claims he co-wrote a version of the song.
With the same kind of name after five years ago, claiming that Ms. Carey took advantage of his “popularity” and “taste.”
Despite the fact that the two songs have the same title, they are musically distinct.
According to Mr. Stone, who argues Ms. Carey created uncertainty by not asking for permission.
Ms. Carey has yet to reply.
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You is one of the most well-known Christmas singles of all time and is a must-have on every Christmas playlist.
Since its debut on the album Merry Christmas in 1994.
It has topped the charts in a number of countries, allegedly earning Ms. Carey.
More than $60 million (£48 million) in royalties by 2017.
More about the song
In a recent book, Ms. Carey confessed that she wrote “the majority of the song on a cheap little Casio piano.”
Mr. Stone, who plays only with the band Vince Vance and the Valiants under the name Vince Vance.
Is seeking at least $20 million (£16 million) in damages.
Ms. Carey, as well as her co-writer, Walter Afanasieff, and the record firm.
Sony Music Entertainment, are named in the lawsuit.
Have profited “unjustly” from the music, claiming the defendants “knowingly.
Deliberately, and purposefully participated in a campaign” to breach copyright.
Mr. Stone claims he never provided permission for his music to be use for any reason.
According to the lawsuit, Mr Stone’s attorneys approached Ms. Carey and her co. last year, but they were “unable to come to any resolution.”
Different songs with the same name are fairly uncommon.
And the United States Copyright Office includes 177 works with the title “All I Want for Christmas is You” on its website.
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