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Leonard Cohen's estate slams Republicans' use of 'Hallelujah' as bid to politicize

Donald Trump Campaign’s Use Of ‘Hallelujah’ Draws Rebuke From Leonard Cohen’s Estate, Sony/ATV Leonard Cohen's Estate Denied The Republican National Convention Use of 'Hallelujah'; They Played It Anyway
Hannah Rogers | 30 August, 2020, 00:45

Leonard Cohen's estate has condemned the use of the late singer's evergreen single, Hallelujah at the Republican National Convention (RNC), reported Variety. "We are exploring our legal options", the legal representative, Michelle L. Rice, said in a statement to TheWrap.

"We are surprised and dismayed that the RNC would proceed knowing that the Cohen Estate had specifically declined the RNC's use request", Rice said on behalf of the estate. "Had the RNC requested another song, 'You Want it Darker, ' for which Leonard won a posthumous Grammy in 2017, we might have considered approval of that song".

Sony/ATV Publishing also said they specifically declined a request for the song to be played, according to both outlets.

"On the eve of this finale of this conference, agents from the Republican National Committee contacted us about getting permission to get a live execution of Leonard Cohen's'Hallelujah.' We dropped his request", he told this book.

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Although utilization of this tune was it had been performed twice in Thursday's (August 27) tradition, throughout the fireworks which followed President Trump's speech.

'Seeing messages about my version of Hallelujah.

Cohen first released "Hallelujah" in 1984, and it was later covered by several fellow acclaimed recording artists including John Cale and Jeff Buckley, among others.

A second, more operatic version, was performed on camera by American tenor Christopher Macchio, before singing Ave Maria.

Trump has come under fire from a number of artists for playing their music on his campaign trail, with R.E.M.

Cohen, after all, was unavailable for remark, having died the day earlier than the 2016 election - a spending some followers nonetheless jokingly or sentimentally attribute to an eagerness to keep away from a Trump presidency by the songwriter who wrote the massively sardonic protest "Democracy". All i know is neither myself nor my team received a request, ' she said, but later deleted the tweet.

Cohen fans, and fans of the song, were not happy about it for a multitude of reasons ... and it looks like it might be another legal issue on the desks of Trump's lawyers.

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