Rolling Stones issue cease and desist notice against Donald Trump

Lawrence Kim
June 29, 2020

Trump also used the Stones music during his 2016 presidential campaign, which the band complained about at the time, the report said.

Iconic Rock Band The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action for his use of "You Can't Always Get What You Want" during campaign rallies. The song in question?

The Rolling Stones have now taken action to prevent Trump from using "You Can't Always Get What You Want" after he did so again last weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Representatives for the group, fronted by 76-year-old Mick Jagger, said that "further steps to exclude" Trump from using Rolling Stones material in future presidential campaigning was necessary after previous "cease and desist directives" had been ignored.

- The band issued a statement on Saturday, saying they're working with performing rights organization BMI to stop what they called the unauthorized use of their music.

The band has appointed performing rights organisation BMI to try to stop him using the song, according to a statement given to U.S. website, Deadline, overnight Saturday.

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.

No be only Rolling Stone dey vex for Trump campaign use of dem songs, earlier dis month, anoda rock start Tom petty family comot to give cease and desist letter to di campaign ova di use of im song I Won't Back Down for di Tulsa rally.

The BMI added that it has not yet received any response from lawyers acting for Trump.

It's not uncommon for the president to use popular songs from recording artists for many of his rallies and demonstrations. "Both the late Tom Petty and his family firmly stand against racism and discrimination of any kind".

As these disputes have arisen, at issue is whether a song's use in a campaign rally is covered by a blanket license held by the host venue for all performance purposes.

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