Mudcat Café message #873617 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #56023   Message #873617
Posted By: GUEST,Piers
24-Jan-03 - 05:21 AM
Thread Name: PEL Robb Johnson on R3, 1215h, 26/1.
Subject: PEL Robb Johnson on R3, 1215h, 26/1.
Hello I've just seen this on Robb Johnson 's website.

A message from Robb:
Probably you know already about the proposed licensing act which will seriously affect live music - you don't need a license for a dog, but you will for a musician - but anyway, I'm on Music Matters on Radio 3, 12.15pm next Sunday (January 26th), bothering Dr Kim Howells, from the ministry of Kultur, about it, along with the Bishop Of London. the alarming thing - as even the bish noticed - is that whilst the government are being relatively sympathetic to the concerns of churches, they are refusing point blank to listen to concerns expressed by musicians - as the programme makes clear. If you felt like using the programme to write to Howells &/or your local MP that would maybe help the campaign against this ridiculous piece of legislation. The address I have for Kulturfuhrer Howells is:
Department For Culture, Music & Sport, 2-4 Cockspur St, London SW1Y 5DH, www.culture.gov.uk