When must candidates get permission to use music, and who must they ask?
Ian Dunham & Kevin Erickson
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
In any season of political campaigns, candidates on the trail tend to use music as a tool to energize and inspire crowds or motivate potential voters. It’s an American tradition that dates back to George Washington himself. Sometimes, though, candidates appropriate music whose authors and rightsholders may not approve of its use, for a variety of reasons. Past campaign cycles have generated a long list of artists angered by the use of their work, and already it seems the 2016 campaign season will follow suit. read more