The Rolling Stones threaten legal action against Trump campaign

The Rolling Stones

The news comes in the wake of the band's 1969 hit You Can't Always Get What You Want being played at the climax pf Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last week. "There is a provision, however, that allows BMI to exclude musical works from the license if a songwriter or publisher objects to its use by a campaign".

Among other famous performers who have accused Trump of illegal use of their music are Elton John, Adele, Rihanna, Panic! BMI has formally contacted the Trump campaign, saying that The Rolling Stones are no longer included as part of the license and unauthorized use of the song will result in a breach of the licensing agreement.

It turns out that Tom Petty's family wasn't the only one upset to have music appropriated for a Donald Trump presidential campaign rally.

The British rock band's legal team is working with a music rights organisation to stop their music from being played during the United States president's reelection campaign.

'If Donald Trump disregards the exclusion he would face a lawsuit for breaking the embargo, ' they added.

Tori be say di BMi don follow det warn di Trump campaign to stop to dey use dia music without permission say dem fit carr di campaing go court.

They tweeted at the time: "The Rolling Stones do not endorse Donald Trump".

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

Trump also used their songs during his 2016 campaign, and it prompted the band to complain.

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

As these disputes have arisen, at issue is whether a song's use in a campaign rally is covered by a blanket license held by the host venue for all performance purposes.

And singer Betty Buckley also recently urged composer Andrew Lloyd Webber to stop the president using Memory at his campaign rallies.



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