English rock band group ‘The Rolling Stones’ have threatened to take US President Donald Trump to court if he continues to use their music at campaign rallies.
Back in 2016, the group issued a warning to Trump to desist from using their songs in his rallies.
The warning however, seem to have fallen on deaf ears, as one of the band’s songs ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ was used recenly at a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
This has led the group formed in London in 1962 to push for legal actions with the support of performing rights organisation BMI.
According to reports by entertainment website Deadline, the BMI has told the Trump campaign that any future use the band’s songs will breach license agreements.
A statement by BMI reads:
“The Trump campaign has a Political Entities License which authorises the public performance of more than 15 million musical works in BMI’s repertoire wherever campaign events occur.
“There is a provision, however, that allows BMI to exclude musical works from the license if a songwriter or publisher objects to its use by a campaign.
“BMI has received such an objection and sent a letter notifying the Trump campaign that the Rolling Stones’ works have been removed from the campaign license, and advising the campaign that any future use of these musical compositions will be in breach of its license agreement with BMI.”
Meanwhile, the Rolling Stones are not the first to object to their music being used by President Trump.
Other artists like Prince, Rihanna, Pharrell Williams, Aerosmith and Neil Young have previously criticised the president for using their tracks.
- Law Blessing is a skilled writer with loads of experience in the field. Although a freelance Author, he's passionately involved in articles related to sports and entertainment.
- Football2020.07.09Manuel Pellegrini appointed as Real Betis manager
- Politics2020.07.08Yul Edochie and Omokri question the appointment of a northerner as EFCC chairman
- Football2020.07.08Super Eagles striker, Onuachu tests positive for Coronavirus
- News2020.07.08Photo: Job vacancy in Dubai exempts Nigerians from applying