Carrie was named in a proceeding with her co-author Walter Afanasieff and music company Sony.
Court documents describe Vance as a self-employed artist who co-wrote a song titled “All I Want for Christmas Is Lovers” in 1989 and recorded it in a studio in Nashville. It was later released and “received extensive airplay during the 1993 Christmas season … and began to appear on the Billboard Music Charts.”
Carrie’s song with the same name but not the same Lyrics and music, Released in 1994 with her album “Merry Christmas”. The proceedings alleged that Carrie and other defendants had “never asked for or obtained permission” from Vance for the use, reproduction, or distribution of the song, and accused him of infringing his copyright. ing.
Carrie has not yet publicly commented on the proceedings. Sony Music did not immediately respond to requests for comment early on Saturday.
Carrie’s song is a Christmas staple every year and a holiday chart staple, so it’s not clear why the proceedings were filed.
According to court documents, Vance’s lawyer first contacted Carrie and others in April 2021 and sent a letter in December. “Even after expressing concerns with the defendant, the plaintiff was unable to reach an agreement on the use of’All I Want for Christmas Is’,” the proceedings said.
Known for hits such as “Fantasy” and “Hero,” Carrie was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this year. Website She was called a member of the “Songwriter Elite Group” and said, “I wrote or co-wrote 18 of her 19 number one songs on the Billboard Hot 100.”
She won her first US hit in the “Vision of Love” in 1990. 5 Grammy Award, 3 Guinness World Records title When Ivor Novello She won an award for her unique five-octave style and won a worldwide star position in her musical performance.
Carrie’s “All I Want for Christmas Is Lovers” is still very popular and has been streamed over a billion times on music services. Spotify Others informally announce the start of the Christmas season.But others say it’s overrated and frustrating, last year at one Texas bar Ban Play the song before December 1st, and then allow it to play only “once a night”.