Linkin Park takes action after Donald Trump retweet

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The video reportedly featured a cover of Linkin Park’s song In The End


Linkin Park posted a cease and desist notice after Donald Trump retweeted a video featuring one of their songs.

The video, posted by the US president’s social media adviser, has been removed.

The group tweeted, “Linkin Park has not endorsed or supported Trump, nor does he allow his organization to use any of our music. ”

Adele, REM and Pharrell Williams have previously challenged Mr. Trump’s use of their music.

The version of In The End in the video was a cover, performed by Tommee Profitt with Fleurie and Jung Youth, Variety reported.

Jung thanked “everyone in the Twitter community who helped remove the video.”

The Lumen DMCA takedown notice database shows Machine Shop Entertainment, the business arm and management company of Linkin Park, formally calling for the video to be removed under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the United States.

Artists who want to keep their distance from political campaigns are nothing new.

Four years ago, Adele released a statement saying Mr. Trump was not allowed to use his music, after Rolling in the Deep was used as “warm-up music” at his rallies in the States. -United.

And the Foo Fighters didn’t want Republican John McCain to use their song My Hero during his 2008 presidential race.

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The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers represents more than 11.5 million musical works by more than 725,000 songwriters and composers and their music publishers.

He said: “The campaign will need to contact the song’s publisher and possibly the artist’s label to negotiate the appropriate licenses with them. “

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