Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Country Singer Wants to Hear More about Jason Kenney Policies

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Country Singer Wants to Hear More about Jason Kenney Policies

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Singer wants to hear more of Kenney policies

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CALGARY - Alberta country music star Paul Brandt says he wants to see more of Tory leadership candidate Jason Kenney's policies after the politician used his well-known song "Alberta Bound" without asking the singer first.

The song was played as Kenney was introduced last week for his leadership announcement.

Brandt says no one from the Kenney campaign reached out to him asking if they could use the song.

Politicians don't have to get artists permission to use their music at campaign events, as long as the venue has a licence from the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, or SOCAN.

An official from the Kenney camp said they have every reason to believe the song use was handled appropriately, as the venue has a licence.

Brandt said he also looks at someone using his music for a cause as a compliment. …

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