The Rolling Stones have threatened to sue President Donald Trump over the use of their music at campaign rallies.
After issuing multiple cease-and-desist letters to the campaign, the band has now joined up with BMI, a music rights organization, according to a report published Saturday by Deadline.
Rolling Stones threaten Trump with lawsuit over president’s rally music: “This could be the last time Trump uses any Jagger/ Richards songs on his campaigns” https://t.co/qBLMU36JcJ
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) June 27, 2020
“This could be the last time President Donald Trump uses Stones songs,” the Rolling Stones said in a statement, Deadline reported. “Despite cease & desist directives to Donald Trump in the past, the Rolling Stones are taking further steps to exclude him using their songs at any of his future political campaigning. The Stones’ legal team is working with BMI.” (RELATED: Panic! AT The Disco Lead Brendon Urie Slams Trump’s Use Of Song At Campaign Rally)
“BMI has notified the Trump campaign on behalf of the Stones that the unauthorized use of their songs will constitute a breach of its licensing agreement,” the statement added. “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 move by the Rolling Stones comes after the Trump campaign played “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” at the end of a rally held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Deadline reported.
The Rolling Stones aren’t the only celebrities who wish Trump would stop using their music. As previously reported, Brendon Urie from Panic! At The Disco slammed Trump for using “High Hopes” at a separate rally in Arizona.