Rolling Stones want Trump to stop playing their songs in campaigns

Rolling Stones want Trump to stop playing their songs in campaigns

- Classic music group The Rolling Stones have asked US President Donald Trump to stop using their music during rallies

- The group threatened to take legal action against the leader if he continues to go against their wishes

- They claimed Trump was guilty of breaching a licensing agreement

Popular music group The Rolling Stones have threatened to sue US President Donald Trump for using their music without seeking permission.

Briefly.co.za learnt that the band was angered that they had numerously sent cease and desist orders to Trump’s team but they insisted on using their music during rallies.

Cease, desist: Rolling Stones want Trump to stop playing their songs in his campaigns

Rolling Stones said they asked the president's team a lot of times to stop using their content during rallies. Photo: Donald Trump
Source: UGC

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The London-based group added that their legal team had already started working with a music rights organisation (BMI) to bar the POTUS from using their songs, ABC News reported.

The Rolling Stones revealed their team already warned Trump’s team that continued use of their songs would translate to a breach of its licensing agreement.

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“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,” the group said.

In 2016, the group complained that the president was using their music to fuel his personal agenda which went against what they stand for.

They however did not threaten to sue or use any form of legal action at the time.

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They opted not to have their music played during Trump’s rallies and BMI informed the president about The Rolling Stones’ decision.

The team’s spokesperson said if the US leader fails to heed to their demands, they would be forced to seek further legal action.

Trump often uses the band’s 1968 classic You Can’t Always Get What You Want as his walk-off song whenever he exits the stage.

When contacted, his team declined to comment on the issue.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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