Neil Young ends lawsuit over music played at Trump rallies
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Musician Neil Young has concluded his lawsuit against President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' MORE's campaign over the longtime songwriter’s music being played at campaign events, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Young filed the lawsuit in August after the Trump campaign played “Rockin’ in the Free World” and “Devil’s Sidewalk” at a rally in Tulsa, Okla., earlier this year, arguing that the Trump campaign did not have the proper licensing.

Attorneys for Young on Monday reportedly filed to dismiss the copyright case. 

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The case was dismissed with prejudice, which means that Young’s claims cannot be renewed in separate filings. The move, which came on the day attorneys for the president were due to respond to Young’s claim, is usually a sign of a settlement, The Hollywood Reporter noted, though none was announced.

Young had considered suing Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign over the use of his songs, but he was reportedly told at the time that the venues for the campaign stops had obtained licenses to play the music. 

He is not the first musician to reject the president's use of their music at campaign events. John Fogerty earlier this year said he would issue a cease-and-desist order over Trump’s campaign using the famous Creedence Clearwater Revival song “Fortunate Son."

The Rolling Stones, Brendon Urie and a slate of other artists have also rejected Trump using their music in ads and at campaign events.