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Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump over music at reelection rallies

Rolling Stones threaten to sue Trump over music at reelection rallies”

He has used their song before, which led to the group complaining about it in 2016 before he was elected president.

According to the New York Post, the English rock band is threatening to take legal action against the POTUS for the use of their songs in his rallies despite the previous cease and desist directives. The song in question?

When it comes to Donald Trump's election campaign playing "You Can't Always Get What You Want", the Rolling Stones want it to be all over now.

The Rolling Stones have threatened to sue Donald Trump for continuing to use their music at campaign rallies despite having received cease-and-desist orders in the past.

Trump's rallies are typically held at venues with blanket public performance licenses - meaning he doesn't need permission to play the music.

In a statement obtained by Fox News, the iconic rock band said that their legal team is collaborating with BMI, a performing arts rights organization, to prevent the use of their music at President Trump's reelection events.

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"Trump was in no way authorised to use this song to further a campaign that leaves too many Americans and common sense behind, " the statement said.

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

It already happened this month in the case of Tom Petty, whose family released a statement condemning the politician for using one of his songs.

R.E.M., Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, Neil Young, Guns N' Roses, and the estate of Tom Petty are among those who have also objected to Trump's use of their music. "Tom Petty would never want a song of his used for a campaign of hate", the statement added. "Since many political events and rallies are often held at places that don't typically require a music license, such as airport hangars or community fields, a Political Entities License ensures that wherever the campaign stops, it is in compliance with copyright law".

And singer Betty Buckley also recently urged composer Andrew Lloyd Webber to stop the president using Memory at his campaign rallies.



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