LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — The Rolling Stones have taken exception with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump using their music.
In a statement released by the band on Wednesday, they stated that they have not given permission for the outspoken politican to use their songs during his campaign events and requested that he "cease all use immediately."
For months Trump has been using Stones tunes at his rallies, including "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and "Start Me Up."
The Stones join a growing list of artists, including Adele and Neil Young, who have requested that Trump not associate himself with their music.
Politicians generally don't need to request to use music from artists, provided they have secured a blanket license from performing rights organizations. Moreover, artists generally have little recourse to enforce such a ban as the copyright owner of the musical work is limited in their ability to prevent such performances, particularly if the music is played outside of a commercial context.
Trump seemed unruffled by The Stones' objection, stating on CNBC on Thursday that he "had no problem with that" and that he "liked Mick Jagger." – Staff Writers