Entertainment From Rolling Stones to Lorde, artists call on politicians to stop using their songs without permission

21:25  28 july  2020
21:25  28 july  2020 Source:   20minutes.fr

Neil Young objects to Donald Trump using his songs

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After several complaints from prominent stars, who found little resonance, the musicians switch to

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offensive A group of artists have come together to collectively call on all politicians to stop using their music without permission. Under the banner of The Artists Rights Alliance, heavyweights in the music industry have voiced their grievances. We find in particular the Rolling Stones , Sia, Lorde, Sheryl Crow, Aerosmith, Alanis Morissette, Fall Out Boy or even Lionel Richie.

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The scene in WV before Trump’s rally. Aerosmith’s “Livin’ on the edge ”playing. pic.twitter.com/HW1qr9TBgE

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“It is important to establish clear measures for political campaigns to seek permission from artists and composers before using their music in a political context ”, we can read in their open letter, shared by ET Online .

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The artists specify that this is not a partisan subject and they deny targeting a particular candidate (even if Donald Trump has been, in recent months and years, the subject of several complaints artists such as Neil Young, Rihanna , Aerosmith , Queen, the Village People , or even the heirs of Prince ), and that it is above all about "not compromising the values personalities of an artist by disappointing and alienating fans, when the moral and economic cost is so great ”.

"The unnecessary controversies created when music is used without permission inevitably draw even the most apolitical artists out of their reserve and force them to explain how they disagree with the candidates who use their music," they say. even to the point of declaring, a barely masked threat.

The open letter ends by asking for a response to resolve this issue by August 10th.

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