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Author: Subject: Fighting The New Rules For Musicians Gigging In England

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  posted on 1/12/2009 at 05:54 PM
I got this from a friend in the UK today;

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Geoff emailed - “Thought this would interest you…..Not content with sabotaging live music in pubs with their £1000 licences. Now this! The code number of the new directive should have been 666, not 696!” Geoff continues - “A new piece of bureaucracy is already in force compelling licensees in London to reveal a mass of information about promoters and performers 14 days prior to any event. Every person performing has to reveal their name, address and date of birth. The legislation applies to the 21 London Boroughs policed by the Met. The form is available on line for you to examine should you doubt me.

www.met.police.uk/events/forms/form_696.doc

The legislation should be revoked for London Boroughs and not extended to cover the rest of England , Scotland and Wales. Publicans and managers of small venues are forced to comply with a new piece of bureaucracy called Form 696. The form demands that licensees give police a mass of detail, including the names, aliases, private addresses and phone numbers of all musicians and other performers appearing at their venue, and the ethnic background of the likely audience. Failure to comply could mean the loss of a licence or even a fine and imprisonment. Professionals in the music business fear that if it becomes accepted, it will be copied in other cities. These new rules will make putting on live bands next to impossible for most small venues. An 'open mic' night could not happen under such rules. Please join this group to protest against form 696 and new bureaucracy which could kill off live music in London and potentially the whole UK .Fergal Sharkey (singer of Teenage Kicks) is campaigning against the new rules - see below for more details. Please sign the petition on the 10 Downing Street website against 696. See here:

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Scrapthe696/">http://petitions.number10 .gov.uk/Scrapthe696/

Please tell all your friends - the power of the internet may yet save live music.”


 

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  posted on 1/12/2009 at 05:58 PM
Why do they have to fix everything that isn't broken!?

 

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  posted on 1/12/2009 at 05:58 PM
WTF?? Baaad news for English musicians.
 

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  posted on 1/12/2009 at 06:27 PM
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Why do they have to fix everything that isn't broken!?
Because they're politicians, that's what they do if the citizens don't keep them on a short leash. Just look at the crap happening in our country

 

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