Rolling Stones threaten Trump campaign with legal action

Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump over song use | USA News

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The Rolling Stones' 1969 classic You Can't Always Get What You Want was a popular song for his events.

"The BMI have notified the Trump marketing campaign on behalf of the Stones that the unauthorised use of their tracks will represent a breach of its licensing arrangement", go through the assertion, which was retweeted by The Rolling Stones's official Twitter account. The tweet further read, "If Donald Trump If they ignore it and continue to use the song, then they will have to face trial".

The Stones aren't alone in their sentiments.

Music rights organization BMI provides licenses for venues to play a music. It has a catalog of more than 15 million songs authorized for political events. "Therefore, a political campaign can not and should not try to circumvent BMI's withdrawal of musical works under its Political Entities License by attempting to rely on another license", Thomas said.

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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According to the New York Post, the English rock group, Rolling Stones, just joined the list of performers who threatened legal action against him for using one of their songs.

Elton John told the Guardian in 2016 he didn't want his songs utilized at Trump rallies nor throughout the U.S. elections in any way.

The Canadian-born musician admonished Trump for using his 1990 single, "Rockin' in the Free World", in spite of earlier warnings.

Popstar Rihanna also talked out that she did not want her songs played in a Trump rally in 2018.

Bands can contact the organisation to alter their licence, to ensure that their music is not used publicly by certain entities if they so wish.

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