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Mick Jagger and Lorde urge politicians to get permission for campaign songs

More than 50 artists signed the open letter, and gave lawmakers a deadline of 10 August for a response Mick Jagger, Lorde, Sia and Blondie are among the artists demanding that US politicians seek permission before playing their songs at rallies.

They’re among more than 50 acts who’ve signed an open letter calling for new rules on how their music is used.

The letter calls on Democrats and Republicans to “establish clear policies requiring campaigns to seek consent” from songwriters and artists.

Campaign music has been a heated topic throughout the 2016 and 2020 elections.

Artists including Rihanna, Adele, The Rolling Stones, Panic! At The Disco and the estate of Prince have asked the President Trump to stop using their music at his rallies, with some threatening legal action. Rolling Stones warn Trump not to use their songs

Adele distances herself from Trump Technically, US copyright laws give politicians carte blanche to use recorded music at their rallies – as long as the venue has a public performance licence issued through a songwriters’ association such as ASCAP or BMI.However, there is some leeway for an artist to complain their image and reputation is being damaged by the repeated use of a […]

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