I understand the entire ‘drinking their pain’ bit…
You can yap until the cows come home about artists' rights, but I will never not find it hilarious when Repubs use their music and they cry.
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) September 11, 2015
…but many if not most of these bands, in point of fact, signed away their right to dictate who can and cannot use their music. Frankly, there will come a day when a fed-up campaign ends up suing one of these bands for fraud because said band offered the music via ASCAP, then raised too much of a stink when the wrong people bought a license. That I’ll find hilarious, because the campaign will probably win.