Politicians, Musicians Clash Over Campaign Soundtracks

Law360, New York (September 7, 2011, 12:40 PM EDT) -- If recent election cycles are any indication, chances are the 2012 campaign will feature at least one dispute between musicians and candidates over the use of songs in political campaigns, but whether such tiffs lead to litigation will depend on how the song is used, attorneys say.

Musicians often object to their music being played at campaign rallies, but they have limited legal recourse because campaigns have usually licensed the song from a performance rights group, attorneys said. Nevertheless, politicians often stop using the songs to...
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