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Entertainment Neil Young sues Trump campaign over use of famous tunes

01:43  05 august  2020
01:43  05 august  2020 Source:   pressassociation.com

Neil Young objects to Donald Trump using his songs

  Neil Young objects to Donald Trump using his songs Neil Young has stated he is 'not OK' with Donald Trump using his songs at his Fourth of July weekend event. During Trump's rally, held at the base of Mount Rushmore on Friday, the U.S. leader played three of the rocker's songs, to Young's apparent irritation. "This is NOT ok with me," the 74-year-old tweeted from his official account, alongside a video of his 1989 hit Rockin' in a Free World playing over the sound system at the gathering. After another clip emerged of his track Like a Hurricane playing before Trump took the stage, Young added: "I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux & this is NOT ok with me.

Neil Young and Donald Trump . “The Campaign has wilfully ignored Plaintiff’s telling it not to play the songs and wilfully proceeded to play the songs despite a lack of license,” the lawsuit reads on Young ’s website. To keep in tune with all that matters in pop culture, enter your email address below.

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Neil Young has sued President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign for copyright infringement, saying he does not want his music used as a theme song for a “divisive un-American campaign of ignorance and hate”.

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One day after Neil Young criticized Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for using Young 's 1989 song "Rockin' in the Free World" at a campaign

Musician Neil Young is upset again with President Donald Trump for playing his music on Friday during the White House's Mount Rushmore Young previously objected to Trump 's use of "Rockin' In The Free World" in 2015 when the song was played during Trump 's presidential announcement.

The Grammy-award winning Canadian-born musician filed the lawsuit through his lawyers in Manhattan federal court, seeking up to 150,000 US dollars (£113,000) in statutory damages for each infringement.

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Rock icon Neil Young is having second thoughts about suing President Donald Trump . Young said earlier this month that he wouldn’t file legal action over Trump ’s repeated unauthorized use of his music at campaign events because he didn’t want to distract the president from doing his job.

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A message seeking comment was left with a campaign spokesperson.

The legendary singer cited repeated use of two songs: Rockin’ In The Free World and Devil’s Sidewalk.

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The campaign has used the tunes numerous times at rallies and political events, including on June 20 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the lawsuit said.

Young said he was not suing to “disrespect the rights and opinions of American citizens, who are free to support the candidate of their choosing”, the lawsuit said.

“However,” it added, “Plaintiff in good conscience cannot allow his music to be used as a ‘theme song’ for a divisive, un-American campaign of ignorance and hate”.

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The Neil Young Archives Twitter account made it clear that the rocker has not changed his position on the president’s unauthorized usage of his material. Regardless, both the White House and the Trump campaign have shown little interest in responding to the wishes of artists who have objected to

Young first complained about the use of the 1990 single, Rockin’ In The Free World, in June 2015, when the song accompanied the Trump announcement of his presidential campaign, according to the lawsuit.

The campaign’s insistence in a statement then that it had obtained permission to use the music only proved that it was aware it needed permission, the lawsuit said.

It said Young has voiced continuous and public objections to the use of the music.

“The campaign has wilfully ignored Plaintiff’s telling it not to play the Songs and wilfully proceeded to play the Songs despite its lack of a licence,” according to the lawsuit.

New York attorney Ivan Saperstein, who filed the lawsuit on Young’s behalf along with attorney Robert S Besser of Santa Monica, California, declined to comment.

On July 3, Young lodged a complaint on the Neil Young Archives website, where a copy of Tuesday’s lawsuit was also posted, after President Trump visited Mount Rushmore for an event.

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Neil Young is suing Donald Trump ’s campaign for alleged illegal usage of his music at a rally. The musician claims that Rockin’ in the Free World and Devil’s Sidewalk were played at the president’s recent rally in Tulsa without a license. Both songs have also been used before by the campaign .

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“I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux & this is NOT ok with me,” he said in support of over 100 protesters who forced the closing of a road leading to the landmark.

He complained after Like A Hurricane and other songs were played when President Trump visited the site.

“Imagine what it feels like to hear ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ after this President speaks, like it is his theme song,” Young said on the website. “I did not write it for that.”

Other artists have also complained after their songs were played at President Trump’s events.

In June, the Rolling Stones threatened to sue after the 1969 classic You Can’t Always Get What You Want was played at President Trump’s Oklahoma rally, where critics said the indoor event threatened to spread the coronavirus.

The family of the late rock musician Tom Petty said it had issued a cease-and-desist order after Trump used the song I Won’t Back Down in Tulsa.

“Trump was in no way authorised to use this song to further a campaign that leaves too many Americans and common sense behind,″ the statement said.

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