Young demanded that further performance of the songs be halted at public events associated with the campaign, for statutory damages between $750 to $150,000 for each infringement, as well as the cost of the lawsuit and attorney fees, the complaint said.
Elton John, The Rolling Stones and Lionel Richie are among over 50 musicians imploring United States politicians on both sides of the aisle to stop using their songs without permission.
The lawsuit also states that "this complaint is not meant to disrespect the rights and opinions of American citizens, who are free to support the candidate of their choosing".
Young's legal team contends that Trump's campaign played both songs at the Tulsa rally in June, but did not have a license or his authorization to use them at any political event.
Neil Young sued the Trump campaign on Tuesday for allegedly using his songs without permission at campaign rallies.
'For artists that do choose to engage politically in campaigns or other contexts, this kind of unauthorized public use confuses their message and undermines their effectiveness'. Trump's campaign alleged to have obtained a license.
On July 3, Young lodged a complaint on the "Neil Young Archives" website, where a copy of Tuesday's lawsuit was also posted, after Trump visited Mount Rushmore for an event.
The Canadian singer-songwriter - who obtained American citizenship earlier this year - took to his Neil Young Archives website today to post a document of his legal complaint, which is addressed to the NY federal court, although it remains unclear if the lawsuit has been filed yet.
"I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux & this is NOT OK with me", he said in support of over 100 protesters who forced the closing of a road leading to the landmark.
This isn't the first time a musician has complained about Trump using a song.
"This is NOT ok with me, ' the musician tweeted from his official account, alongside a video of his 1989 hit Rockin" in a Free World blaring out over the event's speakers. "I did not write it for that".
In June, the Rolling Stones threatened to sue after the 1969 classic "You Can't Always Get What You Want" was played at Trump's Oklahoma rally, where critics said the indoor event threatened to spread the coronavirus.