Queen’s ‘uphill battle’ to stop Trump using songs on social media

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Queen's 'uphill battle' to stop Trump using songs on social media

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Queen’s Brian Might and Donald Trump

British rock band Queen are attempting – and failing – to get US President Donald Trump to cease utilizing their songs in his on-line marketing campaign movies.

The band’s administration says it’s an “uphill battle” and has “repeatedly taken subject with the Trump marketing campaign”.

“The band itself has been fairly outspoken on the topic”, a spokesman mentioned.

Earlier this week, the marketing campaign used the 1977 hit We Will Rock You on the social media platform Triller.

The video has not been taken down.

In opposition to their will

The US president has a historical past, the band say, of utilizing Queen songs towards their will.

In 2016, throughout the Republican Nationwide Conference, Mr Trump walked onto the stage with We’re the Champions as backing music.

“We’re pissed off by the repeated unauthorised use of the tune after a earlier request to desist, which has clearly been ignored by Mr Trump and his marketing campaign,” the band said at the time.

In October final 12 months, one other marketing campaign video was launched by the Trump marketing campaign on Twitter, this time utilizing We Will Rock You.

That example was taken down after the band objected.

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However now Mr Trump’s marketing campaign has used the band’s music on his new social media account on Triller, which he joined over the weekend.

The social media platform is seen as a rival to TikTok.

Queen “continues to oppose and attempt to block utilization of their songs”, their spokesperson mentioned.

Nonetheless, two days for the reason that video was uploaded to Triller, it’s nonetheless reside, and has clocked up practically a million views.

Triller has not responded to a request for remark.

Copyright infringement has already led to a variety of political movies being faraway from social media accounts.

Final 12 months Mr Trump had a video faraway from Twitter as a result of it unlawfully used the music from a Batman film.

And final month Linkin Park issued a stop and desist discover after the president retweeted a video that includes considered one of their songs.

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