Trump, Stop Using Our Tunes


Brian May of Queen has joined the list of musicians who are upset that Donald Trump has played their music in public settings. Following in the steps of REM and Neil Young, May spoke out against the use of “We Are the Champions” at a televised victory conference last week. May wrote the following on his website:

This is not an official Queen statement, but I can confirm that permission to use the track was neither sought nor given. We are taking advice on what steps we can take to ensure this use does not continue….Regardless of our views on Mr Trump’s platform, it has always been against our policy to allow Queen music to be used as a political campaigning tool. Our music embodies our own dreams and beliefs, but it is for all who care to listen and enjoy.

Liz Wood is a freelance editor, fiction writer, and current student in the NYU MFA program. More from this author →