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ET Minister say's jamming OK in UK (305* d) RE: Minister say's jamming OK in UK 29 Jul 05

I know this is getting to be a big thread but the future of music, musicians and music shops may depend on this legislation and it matters.

I wonder if the Minister is thinking along these lines. In the guidance on the DCMS site is some stuff on re-enactment societies and whether or not they perform plays for an audience (regulated). It goes on to say however "If the re-enactment was staged purely for the enjoyment of those taking part and not for the purpose of entertaining an audience, no licence would be required".

What is the difference between a play and live music for this purpose?    If DCMS meant this and they issued a notice to the trade that "sessions" or "jamming" (defined) did not need a licence, jobs for musicians and music shops might be saved. Some hope?

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