Following the removal of the tweet due to copyright infringement, it appears that Nickelback have pulled off another win as Billboard reports a spike in their streaming numbers following the incident.
It all began when Trump took to Twitter to share a clip of Nickelback’s 2005 music video for “Photograph.”
Digging up an image of Biden and his son with a Ukrainian gas executive, Trump and his team superimposed the image into a clip of the music video.
According to Consequence of Sound, the Ukrainian gas executive is actually just a longtime business partner of Biden’s son Hunter.
The next morning, the video was pulled down by Twitter.
Instead, the video clip reads a message stating, “Video not displayed: This video has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder.”
LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH! pic.twitter.com/QQYTqG4KTt
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 2, 2019
If you missed it, you can check out Trump’s Nickelback meme below.
What’s next? Creed videos?
— Jimijams (@Jimi_Jammin) October 3, 2019
Now, according to Billboard, streams and sales for Nickelback’s “Photograph” have surged following the incident.
“The song earned 772,000 on-demand streams (audio and video combined) on Oct. 2-3, a 38% gain from the 558,000 it collected on Sept. 30-Oct. 1.”
“Digital download sales of “Photograph” on Oct. 2-3 were up 569% over the previous two days. In total for the week ending Oct. 3, the song garnered 1,000 downloads.”
If you need a refresher on the track, you can view the official “Photograph” video below.
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