Rolling Stones Threaten Trump With Legal Action

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British rock legends The Rolling Stones have threatened legal action against Donald Trump for the U.S. president's use of their song You Can't Always Get What You Want at campaign rallies.

Earlier in the day, the Broadcast Music, Inc. performing rights organization representing the band's the Rolling Stones' request, informed Trump's campaign members that using the band's songs without its permission was a violation of the license agreement.

At his most recent rally In Tulsa, Oklahoma, Trump played the song You Cant Always Get What You Want!

"The BMI have notified the Trump campaign on behalf of the Stones that the unauthorized use of their songs will constitute a breach of its licensing agreement", the official statement from the organization read.

"This could be the last time Trump uses any Jagger/Richards songs on his campaigns", concluded the statement. The family of the late Tom Petty saidit had issued a cease-and-desist order after his song I Won't Back Down was used in Tulsa. But a song can be excluded if the artist or publisher objects to the song's use for political purposes.

His family posted an open letter on Twitter saying the late singer "would never want a song of his used for a campaign of hate".

The Rolling Stones have been a vocal opponent of Trump for years.

Campaigning will continue in the coming months as Mr Trump prepares to face Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden in November's presidential election.

Grammy Award-winning musician Neil Young lashed out at Trump in 2018 after hearing one of his songs played against his wishes during Trump's pre-midterm campaign rallies. "Since many political events and rallies are often held at places that don't typically require a music license, such as airport hangars or community fields, a Political Entities License ensures that wherever the campaign stops, it is in compliance with copyright law".

President Trump is known for playing well known pop and rock hits at his rallies.



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