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Rolling Stones Threaten Trump For Legal Action For Using Their Songs

Agencies
  Kathmandu, Nepal      June 30 2020


The Rolling Stones, the renowned classical musical band, has threatened US President Donald Trump for legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives.

The Rolling Stones has claimed that their legal team is working with music rights organization BMI to stop use of their material in Trump’s reelection campaign. The Rolling Stones had been complaining that Trump’s 2016 campaign had used of their music to fire up his conservative base at rallies.

‘The BMI has already notified the Trump campaign on behalf of the Rolling Stones that the unauthorized use of their songs will constitute a breach of its licensing agreement. ‘If Donald Trump disregards the exclusion and persists, then he would face a lawsuit for breaking the embargo and playing music that has not been licensed, the Rolling Stones has sated. 

The Rolling Stones’ 1969 classic ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ was a popular song for his events. It was played again at the close of Trump’s recent rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma- an indoor event criticized for its potential to spread the coronavirus.