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Trump Settled Out Of Court For Stealing Neil Young's Music-- How About Other Musicians He's Robbed?


"Eating Crow" by Nancy Ohanian

Trump, the most lawless president ever, has no respect for private property, something he never stops demonstrating by illegally appropriating the music of artists, dozens of whom have insisted he stop stealing their work. Though several have had formal cease and desist orders sent to the Trump campaign, few have actually sued Trump. Neil Young is an exception. After trying to get Trump to stop routinely using his iconic "Rockin' In The Free World," at his hate rallies, Neil sued in August. The case was "dismissed" 3 weeks ago, after Trump agreed to an undisclosed settlement. (Trump is still being sued> for his use of Eddy Grant's "Electric Avenue" in a campaign ad.



Although hundreds of musicians-- from Bruce Springsteen, Cher, Madonna, Streisand, the Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, Cardi B, Eminem, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift to Ariana Grande, MC Hammer, John Legend, David Crosby, Jason Mraz and Cyndi Lauper-- endorsed and worked to elect Biden, Trump had musicians on his team as well: 50 Cent (who, feeling his career in jeopardy, retracted his endorsement a week later), Kid Rock, Travis Tritt, Lil Pump, Nugent, Ace Frehley, Pat Boone and Johnny Rotten. Why would Trump always be using songs by artists who hate him when he could be using songs that are more relevant to his supporters like...



Yesterday Morgan Gastalter, writing for The Hill, updated many of the artists who pushed back after their work was repeatedly stolen by Trump, including John Fogerty, Tom Petty's family, REM, the Rolling Stones, Panic! At The Disco, Leonard Cohen, Phil Collins, the Village People (who do Pence's favorite gay anthem), and Linkin Park>.

The weird part of all this is that Trump's doesn't like music (or dogs). So who programs the music for his hate rallies? What criteria do they use? Is Trump even aware of the music-- other than "YMCA," which he likes to dance to?




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