Adele has a deep sultry voice that everyone loves and, apparently, one that Donald Trump feels is appropriate for his political campaign as he tours the country. However, Adele is not nearly as fond of Trump as he appears to be of her and her music. The Guardian reports that Trump has been using two Adele songs, “Rolling in the Deep” and the James Bond theme “Skyfall,” for his political rallies, and neither Adele nor her fans are happy about it. One fan wondered if Adele is even aware of his use of her music.
“Does Adele know that Donald Trump plays her songs at his rallies? I have a feeling she would not be pleased.”
This fan was right; Adele is not pleased. A rep for Adele stated as much.
“Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning.”
The issue of Trump using Adele’s music has lit up Twitter.
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) February 1, 2016
— Jessica Chasmar (@JessicaChasmar) February 1, 2016
And it seems that Trump has defied Adele’s wishes and continues to use her music, according to Global News.
Apparently, Trump has been annoying Adele’s fans for a number of months, having jumped the queue for her performance at Radio City Music hall last November.
I can't believe Donald Trump got to walk right into the Adele concert and I'm still waiting in line @Adele fix it
— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) November 18, 2015
Adele is not the only musician who has told Donald Trump to stop using their music for his political rallies. Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Michael Stipe of REM, and Neil Young have all done the same. However, entertainment lawyer Steve Gordon has said that artists can’t do much about it, because the event organizers only have to get a license to play the music from a licensing agent. Unfortunately, even though artists like Adele should have a course of action, they don’t.
“If I, as a reasonable person, at a Trump or [Mike] Huckabee rally where Adele was played thought that Adele was endorsing the campaign she should have a cause of action. If she’s coming out publicly against using her music, then she’s not endorsing him so no one would think she was. If I was his lawyer, he’s got a strong case, and she’s got a BS claim. If they tried to do anything legally… at the end of the day, she’d lose.”
Of course, the rest of the world is still very much enjoying Adele’s music despite the uses to which it has been put in the U.S. political arena. Rolling Stone reports that her newest album, 25, spent the past two weeks in the No. 2 spot on Billboard’s chart before reclaiming the No. 1 position.
Adele has now sold nearly eight million copies of her album, and she’s not finished yet. According to UnrealityTV, Adele is now considering releasing her “25” tour concert in movie theaters around the world. A source revealed that there is a lot of interest in a feature film of the concert.
“There is huge interest in a feature film of Adele’s tour. It would undoubtedly be a huge box office hit around the world. Adele has provisionally agreed to cameras filming her but she is unsure whether she will be able to cope as the tour drags on. She is incredibly private and is already suffering with nerves ahead of going on the road. But at the same time she is keen to document a part of her music legacy.”
Consideration for filming the concert tour comes at least in part to the response she received when concert tickets went on sale. Tickets sold out within minutes and left millions of fans without. It’s nice to see that Adele is trying to give as many fans as possible the experience of her concert tour and music.
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