The Rolling Stones Threatened To Sue The President Of The United States For Copyright Infringement And Stop Playing Their Music

Us politicians often start and end rallies and speeches with classic rock and pop music to match the subject of their speech, and Mr Trump is no exception. He seems to have a soft spot for the Rolling Stones. Ever since trump played the Rolling Stones song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” live at the end of his 2016 campaign speeches, he has occasionally played Rolling Stones songs at rallies. The Rolling Stones have publicly rejected the “love” and threatened to Sue Trump if he continues to use their music.

Last week, the Rolling Stones released a statement saying they had partnered with the Radio Music Association of America (BMI) to invite BMI to monitor the public use of their songs to prevent their use for political purposes. The Rolling Stones said they would Sue if Trump continued to use the song without permission.


“The Rolling Stones have tried to stop Trump from using their songs in the past and are taking further steps to prevent him from playing them at any future political events.” BMI has also informed the Trump campaign that the unauthorized use of the Rolling Stones song violated its copyright license agreement, foreign media reported. “The Rolling Stones don’t approve of Trump. You can’t always get what you want when they say no.”

According to the report, because many American political activities often held in site, do not need music copyright licensing, such as airport, garage, and community sites, so the BMI an extra ten years ago launched against the political entity of copyright rules, aiming at the condition of the site without copyright permission, does not apply to use music in political activities.

The dispute between the Rolling Stones and Trump has not been resolved since trump played the classic Rolling Stones song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” during his 2016 campaign speech.


According to BMI, the Trump campaign had previously licensed a package of songs for political entities, covering more than 15 million tracks from BMI’s music library that could be played at rallies. But BMI also has a rule that allows users to retain the right to use a song if it is used for political purposes, in the event of opposition from the author or publisher. BMI made it clear that it had received such objections and wrote to the Trump team to remove the Rolling Stones from the song license, notifying Trump that any future use of any Rolling Stones music would violate its license agreement with BMI.