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Family of Prince demands Trump stop using his music

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By Bertrand Guay

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He wore a strawberry toupee...

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Send an invoice to the Whitehouse for royalties

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"The Prince Estate" doesn't own the rights. Universal does.

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Shouldn't they sue AFP for not referring to him as "the Artist"

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Here's a slection of Prince songs the man-child can use:

Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad? (1980)

Dirty Mind (1980)

Delirious (1983)

Let's Pretend We're Married (1983)

Scandalous (1989)

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@Burning Bush: Prince was only known as "The Artist" during his contract dispute with Warner Bros. Records. between 1994 and 2000. He resumed using his name when his publishing contract with Warner/Chappell expired.

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I loved Prince's music and the Minneapolis funk that he sang about. I'm riding down the highway singing along '...little red corvette.' I suppose just about everybody is free to enjoy his sounds.

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Hanzo FujinishiToday 06:22 am JSTI loved Prince's music and the Minneapolis funk that he sang about. I'm riding down the highway singing along '...little red corvette.' I suppose just about everybody is free to enjoy his sounds.

Enjoy, yes. Utilize for a selfish promotion, no.

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Why Prince? Michael Jackson is better.

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Prince made music that that got you dancing, got you funky and rocked you. Ok, so you could see the George Clinton/James Brown/Little Richard influences (amongst others) at play but all artists are influenced by others.

I miss him a lot.

Would MJ be "better"? Hard to say. Two talented but completely different artists. I suppose all those allegations against the King of Pop (TM) might put off the oh-so-clean and controversy free Trump camp.

I guess the Republicans use of artists as mentioned in the article is a sign of irony or politicians who just don't get popular/rock music.

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"The Rolling Stones, Adele, Neil Young, R.E.M., Aerosmith, Queen and George Harrison are among acts that have lodged objections to the use of their music at Republican gatherings."

The "Kavanaugh" version of Van Halen's "Panama" is da bomb, haha

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