During their meetings, Donald Trump makes his notes and animates his speeches with songs. To do this, the president of the United States uses well-known hits with inspiring lyrics … and the artists in question are not thrilled to be associated with the most controversial head of state of his later years.
Several personalities such as Rihanna, Adele, Pharrell Williams, Aerosmith or The Rolling Stones did not hesitate to file a complaint against Donald Trump for the illegal use of his pieces and another artist decided to do the same.
This artist is Neil Young. “Imagine how I feel when I hear Rockin’in the Free World sound after Donald Trump’s words. I didn’t write it for that,” protested the Canadian rocker on his site.
$ 150,000 in claimed damages
Believing himself the victim of a copyright infringement for the unauthorized use of the songs “Rockin ‘in the Free World” and “Devil’s Sidewalk”, Neil Young has indicated that he will sue Donald Trump’s campaign team. A complaint made so that whoever is a candidate for the elections next November, can no longer play their songs at election rallies, since their titles have recently been used without their consent in several meetings of the Republican president, including their recent meeting in Tulsa . in Oklahoma.
Determined to assert his rights, Neil Young seeks up to $ 150,000 in damages for each violation. The 74-year-old singer who does not carry the US president in his heart had made it known last February that he is “a disgrace” for the United States and that is why he supported the socialist candidate Bernie Sanders.