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Thread #70681   Message #1245533
Posted By: The Shambles
12-Aug-04 - 02:25 AM
Thread Name: A little more news on Licensing
Subject: RE: A little more news on Licensing
2) You were however wrong on a previous point. It is not illegal to make music under the Act. It is illegal to permit or organise some music on unlicenced premises, but the musician as such does not commit an offence under the Act.

I think you ar referring to this?

One of the effects of the new Act is that making music without a licence is as much an illegal unlicensed activity as selling alcohol without one.

This was making a general point - the prosecution of unlicensed premises selling drink would not see police reluctant to prosecute and whoever is actually prosecuted for unlicensed music making does not alter the fact that the activity is now on a par with this law-breaking.

Session and sing-around organisers could be committing an offence under the new Act.