Andy Stone sued Mariah Carey for $20 million for ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’

According to TMZ, the singer is being sued for at least $20 million for copyright infringement of Andy Stone’s hit song “All I Want for Christmas”. The songwriter claims that she co-wrote and recorded the song “All I Want For Christmas Is You” before Carey released her iconic song of the same name.

According to a lawsuit taken over by TMZ, Andy Stone said his songs influenced Carey’s songs. He wants to reduce her income. In 1989 he recorded his song in Nashville, and recorded and filmed a music video for Vince Vance & The Valiants.

What exactly is the problem with this lawsuit?

First, there are many tracks with the same title, as there is no copyright on the word or series of words. If Mariah Carey had shamelessly copied the melody or lyrics, legal action would have been reasonable. But it is not. Both songs are completely different except for the title.

The melody, song structure and chords were reportedly co-written by Carey and Walter Afanasieff in 15 minutes. According to the New York Post, it was written in just a few hours.

According to the lawsuit, Carey and Afanaseife were ordered to stop distributing music. According to the New York Post, “Defendants continue to abuse the plaintiff’s work ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’, offering the plaintiffs huge monetary rewards and other financial benefits.

co-author on purpose [Stone’s] According to the document, the copyright to the work is “the defendant’s commercial interests, personal interests, undue interests, irreparable harm and financial losses”.

How Much Did Mariah Carey Make From Singing?

According to Forbes, according to a 2016 survey by The Economist, Carey makes about $2.5 million a year with this song. According to research, by 2016 she had earned $60 million from the original song for the song. As a result, she may have earned over $72 million with just one song.

Several musicians have covered the Christmas classics, and Carey has released various versions and music videos. In 2011, she even recorded a duet with Justin Bieber, and she released a music video with 213.7 million views.

Who is Andy Stone?

Andy Stone has had a turbulent career. Andy Stone plays the title character in the American pop rock band Vince Vance & Valiants, with the rest of the members being cycle musicians. Ironically, their longest-running hit single was ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’, which made several hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in the 1990s.

Andy Stone

Earlier, their 1980s track ‘Bomb Iran’ was evaluated as the best effort as a novelty brand. But it didn’t hit the charts. Some people may not know who Vance is, but on November 10, 2010, he was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in recognition of his extraordinary career. This includes hits like “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and “I Am New Orleans”. He is also known for his ability to play a variety of instruments. Stone once fired the keyboardist in the middle of a show, took over the set, and performed while the keyboardist left the venue and took the bus home.

Ankita Khanra


Ankita Khanrah is a sophomore in the Masters Program in Communication and Journalism (Integrated) at the KIIT Deemed University School of Mass Communication in Bhubaneswar.

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