Rolling Stones threaten lawsuit over Trump's music use

Carla Harmon
June 30, 2020

Di Rolling Stones don warn American presido Donald Trump say make e stop to dey use dia songs for im campaign rallies or dem go sie am wella.

"The BMI have notified the Trump campaign on behalf of the Stones that the unauthorized use of their songs will constitute a breach of its licensing agreement".

"The group's 1969 classic" You Can't Always Get What You Need" was recently played Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, an occasion that has been heavily criticized to be held while the USA is in the middle of an accelerating coronavirus outbreak.

To date Rihanna, Steven Tyler, and Pharrell Williams and Queen have also contacted the Trump Campaign to ask it to stop using their music.

The Rolling Stones have previously expressed their displeasure at the campaign using their songs.


In related news, Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, stepped out together last week and laid a wreath at the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C.

"Their tune" She's a rainbow" was also played in the rally.

The band has appointed carrying out legal rights organisation BMI to test to quit him making use of the track, according to a assertion supplied to a USA site, Deadline, overnight on Saturday.

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

The music rights organization BMI provides licenses for venues to play a broad array of music and has a catalog of more than 15 million songs that can be played at political events.


Representatives for The Rolling Stones and for BMI did not immediately respond to TheWrap's request for comment, nor did the Trump campaign.

It's not uncommon for the president to use popular songs from recording artists for many of his rallies and demonstrations.

The Stones are not the first major act to call on the president to stop using their songs.

His relatives posted an open up letter on Twitter declaring the late singer "would never ever want a track of his used for a campaign of despise".


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