LONDON: The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives.

The Stones said in a statement on Sunday that their legal team is working with music rights organization BMI to stop use of their material in Trump’s reelection campaign.

The BMI have notified the Trump campaign on behalf of the Stones that the unauthorised use of their songs will constitute a breach of its licensing agreement, the Stones said. 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 Trump campaign team didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Published in Dawn, June 29th, 2020