The Rolling Stones have threatened to sue Donald Trump within his campaign’s use of the music.
The British rock group’s legal group is working with a music rights organization to prevent their songs from being played throughout the US president’s reelection effort.
“The BMI has informed the Trump effort on behalf of the Stones the unauthorized usage of the tunes will constitute a breach of its licensing arrangement,” the Stones said, according to AP.
“If Donald Trump dismisses the exclusion and continues, then he’d face a suit for breaking the embargo and enjoying music which hasn’t yet been licensed.”
The group’s 1969 classic”You Can’t Always Get What You Need” was recently played Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, an occasion that has been heavily criticized to be held while the US is in the middle of an accelerating coronavirus outbreak.
Their tune”She’s a rainbow” was also played in the rally.
It is not the first time musicians have cautioned using the songs in political campaigns. The Stones previously whined during Trump’s 2016 campaign regarding the usage of the songs.
The family of artist Tom Petty stated they issued a cease and desist notice to the Trump effort on using this late rock star’s tune”I will not back down” at Tulsa.
“Trump was certainly not authorized to use this tune to further a campaign that leaves a lot of Americans and common sense behind,” the household posted on Petty’s Twitter account.
Tom Petty would not need a tune of his employed to get a campaign of hatred,” the announcement added.
Popstar Rihanna also talked out that she did not want her songs played in a Trump rally in 2018. Neil Young formerly told the Trump effort to stop with his songs throughout the 2016 election.
Elton John told the Guardian in 2016 he didn’t want his songs utilized at Trump rallies nor throughout the US elections in any way.