Hey, You! Rolling Stones warn Trump of legal action over song use

Carla Harmon
June 29, 2020

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

In a statement, the band claimed that BMI has notified Trump on the behalf of the Stones that he was no longer allowed to use their music.

The band's 1969 classic "You Can't Always Get What You Want" was recently played at Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, an event that was heavily criticised for being held while the USA is in the midst of an accelerating coronavirus epidemic.

THE Rolling Stones have threatened Donald Trump with legal action if he continues to use their songs at his United States re-election campaign rallies. The band had then warned the Trump campaign to stop using its music without authorization.


The rock group appointed performing rights organisation BMI to help them in stopping Trump from using their song.

The family of the late rock musician Tom Petty said that it had issued a cease-and-desist order after Trump used the song "I Won't Back Down" in Tulsa.

BMI also told Deadline: "The Trump campaign has a Political Entities License which authorises the public performance of more than 15 million musical works in BMI's repertoire wherever campaign events occur".

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


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This is the same hit 1969 song that the Trump campaign had earlier used several times in 2016 during Trump's Presidential campaign.

Donald Trump's campaign organizers are being threatened with a lawsuit once again.

"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.


Brendon Urie soon followed with a strongly worded statement condemning Trump's use of the Panic! at the Disco song "High Hopes" at the same rally.

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