In a statement released on Sunday, The Rolling Stones explain why they have threatened to sue Trump for using their songs during his rallies. This comes after the Trump campaign ignored a cease and desist order.
The Rolling Stones stated:
“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 statement added:
“Trump was in no way authorized to use this song to further a campaign that leaves too many Americans and common sense behind,″ “Both the late Tom Petty and his family firmly stand against racism and discrimination of any kind. Tom Petty would never want a song of his to be used in a campaign of hate. He liked to bring people together.″