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Posted By: The Shambles
23-Oct-04 - 07:26 AM
Thread Name: A little more news on Licensing
Subject: RE: A little more news on Licensing
Again from Hamish Birchall.

Apparently the Live Music Forum decided in February that 'that DJ's would be classed as live performers because on occasions they are an integral part of a live music set and also the mixing/scratching 'creative' aspect of their music-making was recognised as such.'

MORI told me last week that the survey's definition of live music was informed by their close collaboration with the LMF.

Whatever your view about DJs being classified as live music, these latest revelations go some way to explaining the ambiguous live music definition in the survey.


ENDS

Having just decided for us without any public consultation that Public Entertainment currently includes DJs, under the exsisting law - I wonder when/if the Live Music Forum [or Feargal Sharkey and the Quangos] is also going to decided for us what is 'incidental' live music and what is 'incidental' recorded music under the new Act?