The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #87321   Message #1631097
Posted By: fiddler
20-Dec-05 - 05:42 AM
Thread Name: PRS at it again!!
Subject: RE: PRS at it again!!
You see you guys understand this!

I tried to book a hall for my 50th - Music by a few mates of mine - who shall be nameless - all traditional stuff arranged by them.

The Hall insisted on a £50 PRS fee irrespective of this as the PRS had told them they had to pay to have live music there at all!

A good healthy debate is needed - and PRS like all such bodies need to recognise the limits of what is logical practical and accepatable and also to protect their members. I bet this little one will cost them more than they will ever make unless they establish a presedent and get every music shop in the UK to register and pay.