The Rolling Stones this Sunday they threatened the president of the United States, Donald Trump, with initiating legal actions for the use of his songs in the campaign actions of the president despite the legal notifications demanding that he stop doing so.
The legal team of Stones It was working with music rights organization BMI to stop the use of its material in Trump’s re-election campaign, the group said in a statement.
“The BMI has notified the campaign of Trump, on behalf of Stones, that the unauthorized use of their songs will violate their licensing agreement, “said the band. “Yes Donald Trump You ignore that exclusion and it persists, so you would face a lawsuit to break the embargo and play music without a license. ”
The group complained during the 2016 campaign about the use of their music at rallies to motivate the conservative base of Trump.
The 1969 classic “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” was a popular theme song at Trump. It sounded like a shutdown at the recent Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a closed-room event criticized for its potential as a driver of new coronavirus infections.
Other artists have complained about seeing their music associated with acts of Trump.
The family of the deceased rocker Tom Petty said to have sent a cease and desist order after Trump will use the song “I Won’t Back Down” in Tulsa.
“Trump I was in no way authorized to use this song to fuel a campaign that leaves too many Americans and common sense out, ”the statement said. “Both the deceased Tom Petty Like his family, they stand firmly against racism and discrimination of any kind. Tom Petty I never would have wanted a song of his to be used in a hate campaign. He liked to bring people together. “
The award-winning musician Neil Young lashed out Trump in 2018 after hearing one of his songs used against his will in the campaign events of Trump for mid-term elections. The Canadian-born musician criticized Trump for using his 1990 single “Rockin ‘in the Free World” despite previous warnings.