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Trump’s misuse of ‘Hallelujah’ shows song cannot remain the same in US – Sydney Morning Herald

The estate of Leonard Cohen is not happy. US President Donald Trump has taken the most cherished song in Cohen’s catalogue for his political purposes.



Thus the cease and desist season is upon us. Every four years, an American presidential candidate or indeed the president, comes on or goes off stage to a big number song. Come in with a bang, go out with a bang. Leave them smiling.
But as the last song fades, enter the angry chorus of musicians (with lawyers) unhappy that their songs are being appropriated for a political cause that they do not endorse. This is predominantly a Republican problem. Indeed, Donald Trump could plaster a wall of th…

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