"YOUNG CONTINUES TO DENY TRUMP PERMISSION TO USE HIS MUSIC"
The Canadian singer has accused the press, notably Reuters, of creating “titillating’ and “purposely misleading” headlines. To counter this, Young has produced his own headline: “YOUNG CONTINUES TO DENY TRUMP PERMISSION TO USE HIS MUSIC”.
He accompanied this with a video of him playing live and shouting “Fuck you Donal Trump” into the mic. Young then goes on to write: “When I discovered that the candidate first used my song at his campaign launch , my management called his office and immediately requested he stop. We thought he had. But now, unfortunately, I understand he is still using it.”
“After we asked him to stop using my music,” Young continues, “he began hurling insults and then immediately released a photo to the media (again without my permission) to further mislead the public … I still support the issue focused, straight shooter Bernie Sanders, in my opinion, the best person for the job, hands down.
“For those who only read headlines – don’t just listen to the chorus, listen to the verses.”
Read Young’s post in full below:
After Donald Trump walked out to Young’s song ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’ last year, Young issued a cease and desist against the Republican nominee.
Young then backtracked, saying: “Once the music goes out, everybody can use it for anything.
“The fact that I said I was for Bernie Sanders and then [Trump] didn’t ask me to use ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ doesn’t mean that he can’t use it. He actually got a license to use it. I mean, he said he did and I believe him. So I got nothing against him.”