Whelp, Lara Trump released her cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” yesterday and so few people are streaming or downloading on Spotify and Apple Music that it doesn’t readily show up in searches of those sites.
That’s the way it works, the order of the returned search results on those sites like that is tied to the number of downloads or streams requested by users.
If Lara Trump knew what she was doing better than she sings she wouldn’t go whining to The Daily Mail about a paucity of downloads (which is a terrible way to promote something) but take out some ads in the trades or something…
“Lara Trump has accused Apple Music of shadow banning her amid the release of her new song, I Won’t Back Down – and claimed that a Times Square billboard company ‘discriminated’ against her by refusing to put up an ad with the ‘Trump’ name on it.
Lara, 40, the wife of former President Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump, dropped a cover of Tom Petty’s 1989 track on Friday – but she has claimed that streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify have ‘buried it way down’ and made it nearly impossible to find due to her family history.
‘Sadly it’s to be expected with our last name. I wish I was surprised, but I’m not,’ she told DailyMail.com exclusively.“
As for the Times Square Billboard goes, my guess is she and hubby didn’t want to pay the freight for it – which I am going to guess is pretty pricey – because they are not serious about promoting this crap, and realize they would never recoup the cost of the ad from sales.
Probably a wise choice:
As I predicted a few days ago when I wrote a piece on the isolated vocal track release earlier in the week, the song does sound better now that capable musicians were hired to prop her up, but even with their efforts her nasally flat and decidedly non-uplifting vocal stylings could not be glossed over just by some competent guitar playing.
Over on Twitter Ron Filipkowski and his followers savaged her effort…
Many people are saying Yoko is suing her for copyright infringement.
— Hoodlum 🇺🇸 (@NotHoodlum) September 29, 2023
— BruceGoldberg (@bgoldbergpdx) September 29, 2023
🤣🤣🤣 Same flat, through the sinus vocals whether doing Tom P. or Sir Paul🙄… butat least the dogs were on key🤣🤣🤣 – who told this woman she can sing?
I prefer this song. pic.twitter.com/vyhXZg2SpR
— 🧡🕊MYSTIC🕊🧡💥I AM JACK'S INDICTMENTS 💥 (@MDomino07) September 30, 2023
You're a hero Ron. Stepping up and doing something most of us wouldn't have the stomach for.
Appreciate the heads-up. I saw it on Spotify.
— Joel Keith (@MayNotBeJoking) September 29, 2023
For the love of God, Lara, if you plan to assault out aural cavities with any more of that caterwauling, at least put a couple of years aside and hire a vocal coach.
But then again ya’ll might need that money for lawyers, so how about just doing us all a favor and shut the F up?