McCain, GOP Settle With Jackson Browne

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 21, 2009 4:16 PM CDT
Musician Jackson Browne.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The GOP has settled with Jackson Browne for using the left-leaning singer’s “Running on Empty” in campaign ads for John McCain in the 2008 election, Billboard reports. As part of the agreement—whose cash value is unknown—the GOP pledged to “respect and uphold the rights of artists and to obtain permissions and/or licenses for copyrighted works where appropriate.” “I’m really happy that we got this statement from them,” Browne says.