Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Rolling Stones? Or The Ghost of Allen Klein? Whose Fault Is It That Trump Keeps Using "You Can't Always Get Want You Want" At Campaign Rallies?

You may have noticed that Trump often ends his rallies by playing "You Can't Always Get What You Want" by The Rolling Stones. This strikes me as a strange choice of songs for a campaign. Shouldn't a politician be telling people that they CAN get what they want?

Or maybe it is a message to those expecting the proverbial "free lunch".

The Stones have signaled their displeasure at his continued use of the song, yet he continues to use it.

The question emerged during an online discussion whether or not The Stones actually had the right to prevent Trump from using the song.

This question gets more complicated by the fact that the song is controlled by the late Allen Klein's company ABKCO, as are many of The Stones early songs.

In that case, the question becomes, what is ABKCO doing about the use of the song?

Have they licensed it to Trump? Have they asked him to stop using it? Or are they simply ignoring the situation?

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