Neil Young: It’s “NOT OK” For Trump To Use My Music

Deadline reports:

Neil Young objected to the use of his music in the prelude to President Donald Trump’s event at the base of Mount Rushmore, siding with Lakota Sioux who have long claimed the land as their own in violation of an 1868 treaty with the U.S. government. “This is NOT ok with me…” said a tweet from Neil Young Archives, linked to footage from the Trump event in which “Rockin In The Free World” was playing.

In 2015, a Trump campaign spokeswoman said, “Through a license agreement with ASCAP, Mr. Trump’s campaign paid for and obtained the legal right to use Neil Young’s recording of ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ at today’s event. Nevertheless, we won’t be using it again — there are plenty of songs to choose from. Despite Neil’s differing political views, Mr. Trump likes Neil very much.”

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