The Stones ask Trump campaign to stop using their music

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"The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately", the band's publicist told CNN in a 2016 statement.

The Rolling Stones are taking "further steps" to prevent Donald Trump from using their music at his Presidential campaign rallies.

In the announcement on Saturday, the band stated that their legal team and performing rights organization BMI sent another warning to Trump's campaign that, if the president continued to use the band's music, he could face a lawsuit.

The Rolling Stones are not the only musicians to protest against unauthorized use of their music for political campaigning.

Comment has been sought from the Trump Campaign but no response received as yet. Artists can opt out of having their music played at political events, and a BMI statement says the Stones have done that. The long list of musicians who've previously publicly objected to Trump campaign song use includes Neil Young and R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe.

Queen complained when Trump walked on stage to their anthem "We Are The Champions" during a Republican Party event in Cleveland, Ohio, in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

The family of the late Tom Petty saidit had issued a cease-and-desist order after his song I Won't Back Down was used in Tulsa.

BMI has informed the Trump campaign that if it plays Stones music again at an event, it will be in breach of its licensing agreement, the statement said. "Both the late Tom Petty and his family firmly stand against racism and discrimination of any kind".

But in a Twitter Q&A that year, Mick Jagger also admitted that the band were stuck in their predicament: "When you appear in America ...if you're in a public place like Madison Square Garden or a theater, you can play any music you want, and you can't be stopped". "There is a provision, however, that allows BMI to exclude musical works from the license if a songwriter or publisher objects to its use by a campaign".

The Canadian-born musician admonished Mr Trump for using his 1990 single Rockin' in the Free World.

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