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Eleven Great Musician-Politician Campaign Feuds

Before selecting your election campaign music, better check out the politics of the musicians. The third or fourth time I read a story like this, I wondered why in the world didn't the campaign managers bother to get the music licensed. But it's not a copyright-infringement issue most of the time -the campaigns do get a license to use the music, usually through a third-party service. The issue is when the musician just plain doesn't like the politician or what he/she stands for. Since the music is properly licensed, the only recourse is to use the media to distance the musicians from the political campaign, and that can backfire on the politician. But since it rarely happens more than once to the same politician, we see it happen again and again as candidates rise to the big leagues. Read about eleven public candidate-musician spats at Time. Link

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