04 Feb '12, 9am

The politics of song selection: With the Internet making it easier for musicians to track the use of their songs...

NEW YORK - Let's say you're a Republican running for president. You're looking for a rousing pop anthem to pump up your troops and underscore your message. There's plenty of music out there, but you have a problem: Most of the pop stars, it seems, prefer Democrats. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich were forced this week to stop using songs at their rallies after songwriters complained that the campaigns had played the pieces without permission. Strike another two songs from the Republican playlist: "Eye of the Tiger," by Survivor, and "Wavin' Flag," by the Somali-born musician K'naan. "When you think about every iconic song that has emotional resonance for millions and millions of Americans, in almost every instance, Republican candidates can't use the song because the artist is not supportive," said Steve Schmidt, a Republican campaign strategist who was Sen. John McCain's ca...

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