- Title: 'You can't always get what you want,' BMI tells Trump
- Date: 27th June 2020
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - APRIL 4, 2016) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF THE ROLLING STONES BAND MEMBERS ARRIVING, MICK JAGGER, KEITH RICHARDS, RONNIE WOOD AND CHARLIE WOOD, AT THE "EXHIBITIONISM" PREMIERE VARIOUS OF THE ROLLING STONES BAND MEMBERS POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS
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- Keywords: Living in a ghost town President Trump The Rolling Stones Trump You Can't Always Get What You Want music rights
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- Story Text: The Rolling Stones have teamed with performing rights organization BMI, to stop U.S. President Donald Trump from using their songs in his political campaigning.
According to a press release issued by the English rock band on Saturday (June 27) their legal team are working with the BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc) to ''stop Trump from playing their music at his events.''
Reuters sought comment from the Trump Campaign but had not received a response at the time of publishing.
''The BMI have notified the Trump campaign on behalf of the Stones that the unauthorized 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,'' the press release said.
It goes on to quote U.S. showbiz trade magazine Deadline as saying: "We finally might have heard the last of The Rolling Stones 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' at Donald Trump's campaign rallies.
Back in 2016 Trump's then presidential campaign played The Rolling Stones' 1969 song "You Can't Always Get What You Want" at least four times before a rally in Carmel, Indiana.
At the time The Stones objected to Trump's use of their music. Now, according to the band's press release, if their music continues to be used there might be legal consequences.
''Now he's been put on notice by the BMI - the giant performing rights organization - that there might be legal consequences if he persists," said the press release.
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