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The Rolling Stones have threatened Donald Trump with a lawsuit

To the surprise of absolutely no one, President Trump is being forced to stop playing songs by artists who don’t support him.

No later than a week after Trump was hit with a cease and desist by Tom Petty’s estate, The Rolling Stones have released a second statement in regards to Trump’s continual use of their songs.

The Rolling Stones have once again threatened Donald Trump with a lawsuit over the continued use of their music during campaign rallies.

“This could be the last time Trump uses any Jagger/ Richards songs on his campaigns,” a statement form the band’s representation read.

“The BMI have notified the Trump campaign on behalf of the Stones that the unauthorised use of their songs will constitute a breach of its licensing agreement. If Donald Trump disregards the exclusion and persists then he would face a lawsuit for breaking the embargo and playing music that has not been licensed.”

BMI explained how the use of songs work in the context of campaign rallies, saying, “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.”

This is definitely not the first time nor will it be the last time that an artist files a cease and desist against trumps campaign. Get ready to hear a lot more headlines just like this one.

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June 29, 2020