Rolling Stones say Trump, stop abusing our music

This music video is called The Rolling StonesStart Me Up – Official Promo.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands:

Stones do not want Trump using their songs

Today, 14:47

Start Me Up? Well, rather not. The Rolling Stones want the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to stop using their hit single from 1981. …

“We have never given permission for the use of our songs and want this to stop immediately,” the band has written to Trump. The band had already complained before about the use of the songs You can’t always get what you want, Brown Sugar and Sympathy for the Devil.

The Rolling Stones are not the first musicians to complain about Trump. Also Adele (Skyfall) and Aerosmith (Dream On), Neil Young and REM were angry that their music was used during campaign meetings. …

Other music Trump regularly puts on his playlist is by Elton John and The Beatles and from the musicals Cats and The Phantom of the Opera.

Incidentally, the question is whether all authors can start something against Trump, if he would still continue to play their music. After complaints from Neil Young and Adele the Trump campaign announced that the required royalties were paid and that they needed no permission at all.

George Harrison’s Estate Burns GOP Over Unauthorized Usage Of ‘Here Comes The Sun’: here.

10 thoughts on “Rolling Stones say Trump, stop abusing our music

  1. Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:02 pm (PDT) . Posted by:
    “raccoon” redwoodsaurus
    > Pavarotti Widow Tells Trump to Stop Using ‘Nessun Dorma’ in Campaign
    > ROME — Luciano Pavarotti’s widow has told Donald Trump to stop playing the tenor’s most famous aria at campaign events, saying the billionaire’s values are “incompatible” with the world’s most recognized opera singer.
    > It comes after a slew of other musicians and estates also complained about use of their music at Trump rallies or the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
    > Huge: Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti died in 2007 KARIM JAAFAR / AFP/Getty Images
    > “We learned today that the aria ‘Nessun dorma’ performed by Luciano Pavarotti is being used [on] the Donald Trump campaign soundtrack,” Nicoletta Mantovani wrote in a letter co-signed by three of the late superstar’s daughters.
    > “We remind you that the values of brotherhood and solidarity that Luciano Pavarotti upheld throughout his artistic career are incompatible with the world vision of the candidate Donald Trump,” it added.
    > “Nessun Dorma,” from the final act of Puccini’s opera Turandot, was the tenor’s signature aria and his powerful performances of it cemented his global popularity. The piece ends with a repeat of the Italian word “Vincero” — “I will win.”
    > With Nessun Dorma blasting out, Donald Trump’s plane flies right past media and cheering supporters in Cleveland.
    > — James Cook (@BBCJamesCook) 11:05 AM – 20 Jul 2016 · Cleveland, OH, United States
    > Mantovani was married to the superstar tenor from 2003 until he died of pancreatic cancer in 2007 at age 71.
    > On Friday, the estate of the late George Harrison complained at the “offensive” use of the Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun” at the convention.
    > If it had been Beware of Darkness, then we MAY have approved it! #TrumpYourself — George Harrison (@GeorgeHarrison) 8:35 PM – 21 Jul 2016
    > The Rolling Stones , Adele and R.E.M and other artists requested Trump to stop using their music, too.
    > Politicians don’t have to get permission to use an artist’s music if they buy “blanket licenses” from public-performance organizations ASCAP or BMI, which pay royalties to members, according to The New York Times . But artists under BMI who object to how their tracks are being used can have those songs pulled from that particular blanket license.
    > An artist or songwriter can also send a ‘cease and desist’ letter or even sue for false advertising if they believe their music appears to be supporting a particular candidate.


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