The Rolling Stones Threaten Donald Trump With Legal Action For Song Use

  • The Rolling Stones Threaten Donald Trump With Legal Action For Song Use

The Rolling Stones Threaten Donald Trump With Legal Action For Song Use

In a similar incident, the family of later rock musician Tom Petty issued a cease and desist letter to the Trump campaign over the unauthorised use of his song "I Won't Back Down" at the Tulsa rally, the BBC reported.

- President Trump is known for playing well-known pop and rock hits at his rallies, but The Rolling Stones say they don't want their songs on his political playlist. The song in question?

Trump has utilized the Rolling Stones' music repeatedly at campaign events: Their 1969 song "You Can't Always Get What You Want" was part of his regular rotation, most recently played at the end of his controversial rally in Tulsa, Okla.

"The Stones' legal team is working with BMI [Broadcast Music, Inc., one of the leading music rights management organisations]".

Trump's campaign has a Political Entities License, which allows for the public performance of over 15 million different musical works.

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

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As for the idea that songs are licensed by the venues and not the campaigns, BMI points out that while Tulsa's BOK Center has a licensing agreement, there is wording that "clearly states that a campaign can not rely on a venue license to authorize its performance of an excluded work", therefore keeping politicians from attempting to circumvent licensing issues by putting the onus on the venue.

The same song was used by the Trump campaign during the 2016 U.S. election.

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.

"Trump was in no way authorised to use this song to further a campaign that leaves too many Americans and common sense behind", the family posted on Petty's Twitter account.