Isaac Hayes — Late Singer’s Estate Threatens Legal Action To Keep Donald Trump From Using His Music Amid Presidential Bid

Isaac Hayes — Late Singer’s Estate Threatens Legal Action To Keep Donald Trump From Using His Music Amid Presidential Bid

The estate of Isaac Hayes is making it very clear that Donald Trump cannot use the late singer’s music during his presidential campaign.

On Tuesday (Nov. 15), Donald Trump launched his third presidential campaign and within an hour, the twice-impeached one-term former president was dealing with what’s likely to be just one of a series of new legal cases against him.

According to a tweet from the account that represents Isaac Hayes, his estate and family are looking into a variety of legal alternatives to prohibit the unlawful use of his music by Trump.

The tweet states:

“Once again, The estate and family of Isaac Hayes DID NOT approve the use of “Hold on I’m coming’” by Sam and Dave by Donald Trump at his 2024 Presidential announcement tonight. We are exploring multiple legal options to stop this unauthorized use.”

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In a follow-up tweet, the statement continues,

“Stopping a politician from using your music is not always an easy task, but we are dedicated to making sure that Donald Trump does not continue to use “Hold on I’m Coming” by written by Isaac Hayes an David Porter in further rallies and public appearances.”

Donald Trump has frequently disregarded requests from a growing list of well-known artists to stop playing their music at his campaign rallies and other political events. Several musical acts took issue with him using their music during his first presidential campaign in 2015–2016, as well as during his tenure in office.

The list of artists who have vehemently opposed Trump over the course of his political career includes Adele, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Panic! at the Disco, Guns N’ Roses, Rihanna, as well as the estates of Tom Petty and Prince.

Isaac Hayes died of a stroke on August 10, 2008. He grew up in Covington, Tennessee, picking cotton as a young boy from a low-income household. Isaac Hayes was a multi-talented composer, singer, and arranger who was equally proficient on the piano, vibraphone, and saxophone. During his formative years as a young musician and vocalist, the three-time Grammy winner and 14-time nominee collaborated with many “Memphis Sound” musical legends, including Otis Redding and Johnnie Taylor.

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Authored by: S. G.