Originality/value of chapter – This chapter introduces the complicated application of copyright law to the unauthorized use of musical works by political campaigns. Additionally, it notes the limited research on the effect of music and celebrity endorsements on voter behavior even as political campaigns increasingly target niche demographics with specific music selections to motivate voters to vote.
The author thanks Stacey Bergeson and Amanda Andersen for their constant curiosity and rock n’ roll knowledge. All errors are the author’s own.
Schwender, D.D. (2013), "If reagan played disco: Rocking out and selling out with the talking heads of political campaigns and their unauthorized use of music", Music and Law (Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Vol. 18), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 3-36. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1521-6136(2013)0000018004Download as .RIS
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