Email 22nd January 2003

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


"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)

Site content ©1981-2012 Derek W. Dick/Fish. Artwork ©1983-2012 Mark Wilkinson.
Text, images, sound clips and code may not be copied without permission. All rights reserved. Terms and conditions apply
Chocolate Frog Record Company Ltd. registered office: 6th Floor, New Baltic House, 65 Fenchurch St., London EC3M 4BE. Company No. 04007392