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Rock Stars Demand Restrictions on Politicians Using Their Music

July 28, 2020, 8:31 PM

Some of the world’s biggest rock stars are demanding that U.S. political parties take steps to prevent candidates from using music in ads and at events without permission.

The Artist Rights Alliance sent a letter on Tuesday to the Democratic and Republican national committees as well as their congressional and senatorial campaign arms. The letter urges the parties to establish policies requiring candidates to get consent before using their music -- or risk losing losing the financial backing of the parties.

“This is a tap on their shoulder to ask them to do the right thing,” said Ted Kalo, the ...

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