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- Posted on Sep 9th 2011 5:30PM by Jason MacNeil
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And now, according to the CBC, the New Pornographers' song 'Moves' has been used by Tim Hudak, the leader of Ontario's Progressive Conservative party who's running for Premier in the upcoming provincial election. Without the band's permission, we might add.
"Tim Hudak, who told you it was cool to use my song in your political campaign?" Newman tweeted on Sept. 7. "Might I suggest instead 'Illegal Alien' by Genesis?" The same day Newman also tweeted, jokingly: "Tim Hudak appears to be a fan of 'pornographers.' Is that the kind of man you want representing you and your children, Ontario? #dothemath"
While Newman was back on Twitter Sept. 8 to share his outrage: "Putting politics aside, someone used 1 of our songs for their own public purposes and did not ask for our permission. Simple enough, right?" He also said, "If Cdn. political rallies are allowed to play ANY song freely without permission, why not just cut to the chase and use 'Born to Run'?"
Audio of Hudak using the song can be found here. The CBC also notes that the Canadian politician has apparently used the Stills' 'I'm With You' as well, though no one from the now-defunct Montreal band has spoken out about it.
In related news, New Pornographers released a new video for the song 'Up in the Dark' earlier this week, we can't help but wonder if Hudak might steal that number next.