Rolling Stones battling Trump campaign

Carla Harmon
July 1, 2020

Grammy Award-winning musician Neil Young lashed out at Trump in 2018 after hearing one of his songs played against his wishes during Trump's pre-midterm campaign rallies.

They warned that further use could result in a lawsuit for quote playing music that has not been licensed.

Di Trump campaign bin use di song "You Can't Always Get What You Want" for last week rally for Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The family of musician Tom Petty said they issued a cease and desist notice to the Trump campaign over the use of the late rock star's song "I won't back down" in Tulsa.


The famous United Kingdom rock band The Rolling Stones has warned US President Donald Trump's campaign to stop playing its songs, namely "You Can't Always Get What You Want", during the rallies.

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

Reuters reports that on Saturday, the group sent out a statement saying it is enlisting BMI, the publishing rights organisation that oversees public use of the song, in their quest to keep the track from being used for politically partisan purposes.

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.


"Their tune" She's a rainbow" was also played in the rally. "So if a campaign attempts to rely on a venue license to cover its music use, there's risk involved", says a spokesperson for BMI.

For statement wey dem post on Twitter, di family say di late artist "no go ever want make im song dey used for campaign of hate".

"BMI's Political Entities License was implemented about ten years ago to cover political campaigns", the spokesperson added while informing that Trump does hold the political entities' license but even that can be challenged. And the venue, not the Trump campaign, might be the actual defendant if the Stones file suit.


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