The musician hit headlines when he released a statement distancing himself from Trump after The Apprentice star played Young's anthem Rockin' In the Free World when he made his entrance to a press conference in New York City where he announced plans to run for the White House in 2016.

The statement, released by Young's manager Elliot Roberts, reads, "Donald Trump was not authorised to use Rockin' In The Free World in his presidential candidacy announcement. Neil Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of (politician) Bernie Sanders for President of the United States Of America."

However, Trump's team has now declared they were authorised to use the song, telling they "paid for and obtained the legal right" to play it.

The website reports they also declared they will not be using the track again.