The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #88019   Message #1647839
Posted By: GUEST,Baz
13-Jan-06 - 10:39 AM
Thread Name: Jamie Cullen leads the way
Subject: RE: Jamie Cullen leads the way
" Ministers argue that the licensing changes will increase opportunities for young musicians. A Culture Department spokesman said: "The 'two-in-a-bar' rule was nonsensical. The White Stripes (rock duo) wouldn't need a licence, however many amplifiers they were plugged into, while a string quartet would. It encouraged promoters to put on just solo performers or duos." "

What a stupid argument. If they really think that promoters and pub owners put duos on because they don't want to pay for a licence, how does making all music subject to a licence increase the amount of live music? They've just said that people DON'T LIKE PAYING FOR LICENCES!