Wednesday, 15 July, 2020

Rolling Stones warn Trump of legal action over song use

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Adrian Cunningham | 30 June, 2020, 16:59

The band's 1969 traditional "You Can't Always Get What You Want" was just lately performed at Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, an celebration that was closely criticised for staying held whilst the U.S. is in the midst of an accelerating coronavirus epidemic. The event was criticised for taking place despite new cases of coronavirus being on the rise in the state.

"Trump was in no way authorized to use this song to further a campaign that leaves too many Americans and common sense behind, " a statement from Petty's family said.

The Rolling Stones have warned US President Donald Trump that he could face legal action if he continues using their songs at his campaign rallies.

Statement wey comot from di band lawyers say dem dey work wit di perfuming rights joinbodi, BMI to stop di use of dia music witout permission. Then the musicians had to say on Twitter that they do not support Donald trump.

Queen complained when Trump walked on phase to their anthem, We Are The Champions, in the course of a Republican get together event in Cleveland, Ohio, in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. BMI is joining the Stones in contending that the Trump campaign is subject to a license specifically established for political uses, which allows songwriters to object to and withhold use.

The family of the late Tom Petty also filed a cease and desist notice to the Trump campaign. The Trump campaign has a Political Entities License which authorizes the public performance of more than 15 million musical works in BMI's repertoire wherever campaign events occur.

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Pop star Rihanna also spoke out that she did not want her music performed at a Trump rally in 2018.

Stones' frontman and guitarist, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, teamed up with BMI to put a stop to this.

"The Rolling Stones do not endorse Donald Trump", the band tweeted in 2016.

The Stones aren't the only musicians who have recently expressed a desire for Trump to stop using their music.

The Stones' songs have continued to play at Trump's reelection campaign rallies despite cease-and-desist directives, The Associated Press reports.

Major bands and artists are against Trump using their music to promote himself.