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Republican National Convention ripped off an Ellie Goulding song

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Several times this week, Republican National Convention producers used a soaring, instrumental interlude between speakers.

The music also bore a striking resemblance to the chorus from "Burn," the 2013 hit single from Grammy Award-nominated singer Ellie Goulding — an avowed Trump opponent.

 

(soundcloud link in article)

 

Goulding's publicist, Benny Tarantini, confirmed to Insider that "Ellie has never given permission for any political party to use her music." He declined to comment when asked whether Goulding considered the Republican National Convention's music improper or if she would seek legal action against convention organizers or the Trump campaign.

Goulding has called Trump an "idiot" who would "destroy this planet with his stupidity and greed" and "should not be in any kind of power." She even parodied Trump last year in the music video for "Mama," a collaboration with British electro-pop group Clean Bandit.

Trump's campaign has previously gotten into trouble for using artists' music without their authorization.

The estate of Leonard Cohen is threatening to take legal action against Trump for the unauthorized use of "Hallelujah" following the president's Republican National Convention speech on Thursday.

In June, the family of Tom Petty blasted Trump for playing the late rocker's arena anthem "I Won't Back Down" at a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

"Tom Petty would never want a song of his used for a campaign of hate," Petty's relatives tweeted.

The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler, Linkin Park, and Panic! At the Disco are among the musicians and acts that have challenged the Trump campaign for playing their songs at campaign events or in social media posts.

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/ellie-goulding-trump-republican-national-convention-music-burn-2020-8

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1 hour ago, Max said:

Can they not? ellie1

Personally I don't think they sound too similar but that's besides the point. We need the posts.

it didnt sound too similar to me either ellie1 

59 minutes ago, Snow said:

Wait they do sound kinda similar dead1 

Someone tell Ellie, she'll sucker punch Trump on Twitter and attract the Ratpublicans to her page, maybe some of them will stream her album jj2

i need another delete your account drag lmfao1 

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Wait they do sound kinda similar   Someone tell Ellie, she'll sucker punch Trump on Twitter and attract the Ratpublicans to her page, maybe some of them will stream her album

Can they not? Personally I don't think they sound too similar but that's besides the point. We need the posts.

it didnt sound too similar to me either   i need another delete your account drag  


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