Tagged DNC 2016

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Is politicians’ use of music at conventions legal?

The use of the Beatles song ‘Here Comes the Sun’ at the Republican National Convention Thursday led to an angry response from the estate of George Harrison. “It seems like years since it’s been clear,” the Beatles sang in their 1969 hit “Here Comes the Sun.” Unfortunately for musicians upset at the uses of their songs…

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Inside the politics of music at the GOP and Democratic conventions

Musicians get political when they seek to change the world around them. Politicians turn to pop music to pump up a crowd with communal spirit and underscore their message, loud and clear. It’s often an unhappy marriage. Preachy pop stars risk being seen as hectoring and lecturing when they make music that aims to do…

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