Politicians are forever using music without permission and we just saw another such stolen song when Donald Trump used Queen‘s We Are the Champions when he appeared out of a puff of smoke at the RNC.
John Oliver returned from hiatus with a vengeance to slamming Trump on Sunday’s edition of Last Week Tonight. Oliver got together a seemingly disparate group of musicians with a common goal; to implore politicians to STOP USING THEIR SONGS –with a song.
Michael Bolton, Cyndi Lauper, Usher, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Heart, John Mellencamp joined others to sing lyrics like,
“If I wanted to sing and not get paid, I’d be on Spotify… it might seem appealing but you’re just stealing.“
The singing starts around the 3:30 mark. Watch.