Subject: Fish 2003 - UK Live Music Licensing Laws - the petition
Dear Fishheads, Freaks, fans and the Company,
Some of you may already know about this but the UK Government has decided to push forward Draconian licensing laws for live performances. As you know live work is tough enough for musicians these days and this seems just another government bill to make life on the road more difficult, bureaucratic and expensive for all concerned.
I urge you to sign this petition against this intended legislation and to spread the news to anyone you know who respects and loves the idea of live music.
More information and the petition is available at www.offbeat.idps.co.uk/petition.html
"People singing carols in a supermarket or a railway station and so on would need to be covered by a premises licence or a temporary event notice." (Lord McIntosh, government whip, 1st Committee stage debate of the Licensing Bill, House of Lords, 12 December 2002)
Email 22nd January 2003