Saturday, 17 November, 2018

Rihanna Sends Trump Cease-And-Desist Letter

Stop the music: Rihanna issues cease and desist order after Donald Trump uses song at campaign rally Rihanna sends cease-and-desist-letter so Trump stops playing her songs at his 'tragic rallies'
Adrian Cunningham | 08 November, 2018, 22:29

At an airport hangar, Trump disembarked Air Force One as thousands of supporters looked on and the bumping beat of Rihanna's dance hit boomed in the background.

And the Barbados beauty is not the first person to stop Trump from using their music as Pharrell Williams" lawyer recently sent a cease-and-desist letter to Trump after he played "Happy' at a political rally in IN last week, just hours after a mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Rihanna on Sunday voiced her disapproval of the use of her song "Don't Stop the Music" during Trump's rally for U.S. Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee.

Rihanna's legal team has since served the Trump campaign with a cease and desist letter.

"As you are or should be aware, Ms. Fenty has not provided her consent to Mr. Trump to use her music".

On Tuesday, Rihanna, who endorsed Democrat Andrew Gillum in the Florida gubernatorial race, tweeted about the midterm elections, calling election day "the most important day for the rest of your lives".

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The nine-time Grammy victor is the latest artist attempting to bar the Republican president from using her music at his events.

Other artists who've tweeted that the president better keep his hands off their records include Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, who also took to Twitter.

According to The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), venues such as convention centres, arenas and hotels normally have public performance licenses, but they often exclude music used during conventions, expositions and political rallies.

He also elaborated that this kind of attitude goes on to show that Trump along with a "majority of Republicans in Congress" are using music to further their agendas.

The document states: "It has come to our attention that President Trump has utilised (Rihanna's) musical compositions and master recordings, including her hit track Don't Stop The Music, in connection with a number of political events held across the United States".