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Band Sends Romney Cease and Desist

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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Washington (CNN) -- Mitt Romney's campaign can now point to at least one thing it has in common with Ronald Reagan's -- a musical act is asking it to stop using its music at campaign stops.

The rock band Silversun Pickups this week served Romney's campaign with a cease-and-desist order after it says Romney's campaign used its song "Panic Switch" at an event earlier this month.

"Seems as if the GOP is once again whimsically ignoring our great nation's laws to do whatever it wants to do, and shooting itself in the foot in the process," band representative Ken Weinstein said in a statement.

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The band's lead singer and guitarist Brian Aubert couldn't resist making a political point: "We were very close to just letting this go, because the irony was too good. While he is inadvertently playing a song that describes his whole campaign, we doubt that 'Panic Switch' really sends the message he intends."

A Romney spokeswoman, Amanda Henneberg, responded to the request, saying, "The song was inadvertently played during event setup before Gov. Romney arrived at the location."

"As anyone who attends Gov. Romney's events knows, this is not a song we would have played intentionally. That said, it was covered under the campaign's regular blanket license, but we will not play it again," said Henneberg.

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by on Aug. 17, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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vonna610
by on Aug. 17, 2012 at 4:18 PM
Hahaha poor mitt
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erika9009
by Silver Member on Aug. 17, 2012 at 5:21 PM
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If the song was properly licensed, then the band can just take their money and sit in the bank lobby crying to themselves about it. 

If the bands want approval for who uses their music, they should have put it in their contracts.

The thing is the record companies don't want that level of approval because it could mean fewer $$$$ in their pocket.

Now, if Romney did not properly license the music, then Romney deserves the bad press he gets from that. 

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JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Aug. 17, 2012 at 5:21 PM

 They always do that to the Republican it seems like.  Remember when Bob Dole had a hard time finding a "theme" song because every one that he tried the artist would send him a cease and desist letter?  It was kinda sad.  LOL!

erika9009
by Silver Member on Aug. 17, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 They always do that to the Republican it seems like.  Remember when Bob Dole had a hard time finding a "theme" song because every one that he tried the artist would send him a cease and desist letter?  It was kinda sad.  LOL!

Heart (Ann and Nancy Wilson) were not too happy McCain used "Barracuda" with Sarah Palin.  They sent their letters, but nothing came of it.  Why? because McCain did it right.

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JakeandEmmasMom
by Gold Member on Aug. 17, 2012 at 5:25 PM

 

Quoting erika9009:

 

Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 They always do that to the Republican it seems like.  Remember when Bob Dole had a hard time finding a "theme" song because every one that he tried the artist would send him a cease and desist letter?  It was kinda sad.  LOL!

Heart (Ann and Nancy Wilson) were not too happy McCain used "Barracuda" with Sarah Palin.  They sent their letters, but nothing came of it.  Why? because McCain did it right.

 Yep.  I remember that too.  Every election some artist sends a C and D letter to the Republican nominee.

1bluediamond
by Bronze Member on Aug. 17, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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Actually I thought the irony of the lyrics was funny. Why do they always pick these songs without really listening to the message? Kind of like "Born in the USA"

LIMom1105
by on Aug. 17, 2012 at 7:56 PM
The GOP only gets country music and Ted Nugent generally. Every election season it seems they are asked to stop playing someone's music.
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