In a bit of a sequel to Jimmy Barnes demanding the public to not use his music in association with the anti-Islam movement, Darren Hayes is now on the attack against Cory Bernardi for short-listing his music for the “AC100” which is Australian Conservatives’ alternative to the Triple J Australia Day 100.
There are many defending Darren, but there are also others, including Bernardi himself, counter-attacking him, accusing him of their ad hoc “political correctness” etc insults. Darren as threaten effectively legal action if his music is not delisted from this “AC100” and has informally contacted other artists via Twitter such as Kylie Minogue to get their 2c on the matter, but it does not yet look like any have responded, at least not through Twitter.
It has otherwise brought up an interesting question - Should artists be able to demand an entity to not use their music (in this case), no matter if the material was acquired by all relevant legal channels?
This may also need to account for whether Bernardi got permission to use Darren’s music on a non-personal basis.