Pharrell Sends "Cease And Desist" Letter From Triumph To Play "Happy" After The Synagogue Shooting
Not happy about it.
Only a couple of hours after the Tree of the Life of the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh on Saturday (October 27), Donald Trump, spoke at an Illinois rally and decided to play Pharrell's mega-hit "Happy" during the event.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pharrell has issued a cease and desist letter to 45 to stop the use of new.
"On the day of the mass murder of 11 human beings at the hands of a deranged 'nationalist', who played his song 'Happy' to a crowd at a political event in the state of Indiana, the lawyer Howard King wrote in the letter.
"There was nothing "happy" about the tragedy inflicted on our country on Saturday and has not been granted the permission to use this song for this purpose."
King explained Pharrell "has not and is not going to grant the Triumph permission to publicly perform or otherwise disseminate your music, and asserts that the use of 'Happy' without their consent constitutes both copyright and trademark infringement."
Pharrell joins Aerosmith, the Prince of real Estate, R. E. M. and Queen in the growing list of musicians that have been issued cease and desist letters to 45 for the use of their music.