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Sinead O'Connor's estate asks Donald Trump to stop playing her music at rallies

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The estate of Sinead O’Connor on Monday asked Donald Trump not to play her music at campaign rallies, saying the late singer considered the former president a “biblical devil.”

Trump has played O’Connor’s biggest hit, “Nothing Compares 2 U,” at events as he campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination.

I think both O’Connor and Prince who wrote the song would reply even worse to Trump's usage of their song if they were still with us.

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How can politicians play these songs royalty free?

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Well at least they've still got Kid Rock and Ted Nugent.

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I think both O’Connor and Prince who wrote the song would reply even worse to Trump's usage of their song if they were still with us.

I highly doubt she supports your boy Joe either as a Muslim woman.

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I highly doubt she supports your boy Joe either as a Muslim woman.

edit- I highly doubt she would have supported

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Understandable.

You wouldn’t want your music associated with someone like Trump.

A kind of vandalism.

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The story of Trump’s life. He thinks he’s above laws or norms or basic human decency. But he expects everyone else to kiss his rear.

Entitled little brat.

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I think both O’Connor and Prince who wrote the song would reply even worse to Trump's usage of their song if they were still with us.

No biggie, then use someone else’s music. Who cares. There are millions of artists and some that support Trump.

The story of Trump’s life. He thinks he’s above laws or norms or basic human decency.

Summed up the left in a nutshell there….

But he expects everyone else to kiss his rear.

Seems like that’s what the left is doing in a way.

Entitled little brat.

Lol, the left are the last people to call anyone a brat, you’re so funny.

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No biggie, then use someone else’s music. Who cares. There are millions of artists and some that support Trump.

Yes, just a few.

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Yes, just a few.

….That are brave enough to come forward.

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No biggie, then use someone else’s music. Who cares. There are millions of artists and some that support Trump.

Trump in a nutshell.

He will keep cheating people out of their labor, creativity and hard work for his benefit , whether they are willing or not, until there is no one left.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/music/2019/10/11/prince-estate-trump-had-no-permission-play-purple-rain-rally/3939415002/

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/columnists/mike-kelly/2020/01/24/donald-trump-still-owes-money-to-contractors-who-built-taj-mahal-atlantic-city/4547037002/

MAGA.

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Supercilious attention seekers. The Campaign will have purchased an ASCAP license that allows them to play any song under ASCAP. Playing her song does not qualify as "false endorsement."

They don't own the rights so have no input into it.

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Trump in a nutshell. 

How so?

He will keep cheating people out of their labor, creativity and hard work for his benefit ,

And so what about the rappers and other artists that do the same thing? What about the millions that download artists music or videos for free. I get it, you hate Trump, but don’t bring the stupid argument as if Trump is the only person doing this.

whether they are willing or not, until there is no one left.

Remember Napster….

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Supercilious attention seekers

Perhaps, but O’Connor clearly despised Trump in her lifetime. I think it’s fair these people make their opinions felt whatever the law says.

Trump is a clearly an atrocious person whose character decent people wouldn’t defend. Making it clear that O’Connor shared this observation is a duty to the departed.

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Trump is a clearly an atrocious person whose character decent people wouldn’t defend.

Depends whether you think of him as atrocious or not. Each individual can make up their own minds on that.

Making it clear that O’Connor shared this observation is a duty to the departed.

Nothing lost, they don’t want it, best of luck to the family and move on, that this is even news is funny.

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From the first time this thing happened, (Steve Tyler?) Trump or whoever chooses the music should have realized the whole thing ends up as a net negative for him. Using popular music is not exactly a big plus for his events, but having artists (or those in charge of their name like in this case) openly opposing trump is like giving free ammunition to his enemies.

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I get it, you hate Trump, but don’t bring the stupid argument as if Trump is the only person doing this.

No, to paraphrase Sinead and Prince, U R the h8tr and only Trump will do 4 U.

Prince was a spiritual person but he could not do with these "Thieves in the Temple" like Trump.

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Prince was a spiritual person but he could not do with these "Thieves in the Temple" like Trump.

And where are both of them now? All I’m saying is, people do this all the time. I have been through this quite a few times myself. The problem is because the left Trump so much to make this a big deal, now, if he sang the music and making an intentional profit from it, then you can make an argument about it.

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~ the whole thing ends up as a net negative for him

Not one solitary person has changed their opinion of him based on the music used in a rally.

Admittedly, people in the US tend to vote for specific people for entirely idiotic reasons, most usually against their own best self-interest, but campaign event music is not likely one of 'em.

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How can politicians play these songs royalty free?

The first question should be DO. As the article makes no statement that there is infringement, one might believe there’s no legal problem. Seems odd, but there it is - unless the article’s writer got it wrong.

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Admittedly, people in the US tend to vote for specific people for entirely idiotic reasons, most usually against their own best self-interest, but campaign event music is not likely one of 'em.

I wouldn’t necessarily disagree with that. Look at all the ghettos in the U.S. to your point.

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Perhaps, but O’Connor clearly despised Trump in her lifetime. I think it’s fair these people make their opinions felt whatever the law says. 

Trump is a clearly an atrocious person whose character decent people wouldn’t defend. Making it clear that O’Connor shared this observation is a duty to the departed.

No need to get emotional and hysterical.

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All depends upon contractual details, not appropriate to discriminate against any customer who has kept their end of bargain, no matter how you feel about them.

Otherwise, world becomes even more chaotic & random!

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It’s kind of sad that no musician is willing to have their music associated with trump. Albeit, well deserved.

Trump is too broke to pay any music royalties anyway.

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It said the Irish singer, who died last year aged 56, “lived by a fierce moral code defined by honesty, kindness, fairness and decency towards her fellow human beings.”

Getting a little tired of "progressives" claiming these lofty labels for themselves.

God rest her soul, but throughout her public life O'Connor was often anything but decent and kind. Her public actions and words were often bitter, hostile, indecent, and far from embodying anything that most people would see as a "moral code."

Seems "progressives" like her just have different definitions of those words than the rest of us do.

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The estate of Sinead O’Connor

Estate of Sinead O’Connor or Shuhada Sadaqat...one messed up individual, DT definitely does not need to play her music..

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Sinead O’Connor/Shuhada Sadaqat was indeed a very messed up person. A feminist embracing Islam in her final years, who knows what her feelings regarding Donald Trump would be if she were alive today?

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Not one solitary person has changed their opinion of him based on the music used in a rally.

Which is exactly the reason it makes no sense to keep using music that will only become a negative headline, when the choice is to use music from people that support (or don't care) about Trump or music from people that will demand for this to stop the choice should be obvious, yet things like these keep happening.

People may not change their opinion of him because of the music they hear on a rally (something the organizers of those rallies do not agree with) but surely some people will do when someone they admire or respect make public declarations condemning him.

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