Musical giant Eddy Grant sues Trump campaign for unauthorised use of song ‘Electric Avenue’

Guyanese-born musical giant Eddy Grant is taking legal action against the campaign of United States President Donald Trump for the unauthorised use of Grant’s 1983 hit song ‘Electric Avenue’. The song was used without Grant’s permission in a campaign ad against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden. Mr. Grant’s legal counsel has issued a cease and desist letter.

Grant is among several artistes, including in the US, who have complained about the unauthorised use of their songs by the Trump campaign. However, this is not a problem unique to the US as in the recent Trinidad & Tobago general election, several Trinidadian artistes complained of unauthorised use of their music by political campaigns.

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