Rolling Stones warn Trump to not use their songs – or face authorized motion

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The Rolling Stones, seen right here in 2019, mentioned “stop and desist” requests had been ignored

The Rolling Stones have warned US President Donald Trump that he might face authorized motion if he continues utilizing their songs at his marketing campaign rallies.

A press release from the band’s authorized workforce mentioned it was working with the performing rights organisation, the BMI, to cease the unauthorised use of their music.

The Trump marketing campaign used the track You Cannot At all times Get What You Need ultimately week’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The identical track was utilized by the Trump marketing campaign throughout the 2016 US election.

“The Rolling Stones don’t endorse Donald Trump,” the band tweeted in 2016.

In an announcement launched on Saturday, representatives for the group mentioned that “additional steps to exclude” Mr Trump from utilizing Rolling Stones materials in future presidential campaigning was vital after earlier “stop and desist directives” had been ignored.

The BMI has reportedly notified the Trump marketing campaign on behalf of the Stones that the usage of their songs with out permission will represent a breach of its licensing settlement, and can be topic to authorized motion.

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In April, the Rolling Stones – fronted by 76-year-old singer Sir Mick Jagger – launched their first new single in eight years, Residing In A Ghost City.

Earlier this month, the household of rock musician Tom Petty issued a stop and desist letter to the Trump marketing campaign over the unauthorised use of his track I Will not Again Down on the Tulsa rally.

In an announcement posted on Twitter, the household mentioned that the late artist would “by no means need a track of his used for a marketing campaign of hate”.

Petty died in 2017 of an unintentional drug overdose after taking painkillers, aged 66.

Campaigning will proceed within the coming months as Mr Trump prepares to face Democratic Celebration nominee Joe Biden in November’s presidential election.

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