The Rolling Stones

Trump could face legal actions for using unauthorized music

The Rolling Stones' popular song You Can't Always Get What You Want was used in Trump's Tulsa campaign last week. This is not the first time the President has used the British rock band's song. In his 2016 election campaign Trump also used the same song. Back then the band tweeted "The Rolling Stones do not endorse Donald Trump". Campaigns will continue in the following months until President Trump faces Joe Biden in November's presidential election. What will happen if Trump continues to use unauthorized songs? Read the article below.

  • The Rolling Stones legal team is working to stop the unauthorized use of the band's music. They have been working with the BMI (Broadcast Music Inc) performing rights organization.
  • BMI is a non-profit organizationfounded in 1939. They notified the Trump campaign that if they continue to use the songs withouth permission it will "constitute a breach of its licensing agreement, and would be subject to legal action".

Trump also used American singer-songwriter Tom Petty's song I Won't Back Down at the Tulsa rally. The family of the deceased musician issued a cease and desist letter to Trump's campaign for the non-authorized use of Petty's song.

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