Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Live music licensing laws should not be relaxed, say councils

Plans to ease restrictions on venues that want to stage live music have been opposed by local authorities.
Great deals on musical instruments

Musicians such as electric guitar players and drummers could stand to lose out after a poll found that many authorities are opposed to relaxing music licensing laws.

According to a survey of council licensing officers by the Local Government Association, nine in ten do not believe existing restrictions should be eased.

Respondents warned that if bars, clubs and cafes are allowed to stage live music for less than 100 people, there could be a considerable increase in the number of noise-related complaints.

Councillor Chris White, spokesman for the LGA, acknowledged that being able to go out and enjoy music is part of having a good quality of life.

"But so is being able to get a good night's sleep," he continued.

"Families should be able to put their children to bed in peace."

Former Undertones frontman and chairman of UK Music Feargal Sharkey has described the attitude of the LGA as disappointing, but said it is not unexpected.

Speaking to the Publican, the Northern Irish singer noted that burglar alarms, barking dogs and loud stereos attract far more complaints about noise than live music.

Start Saving Money on Musical Instruments NowADNFCR-2133-ID-19510477-ADNFCR

Posted on 14 Dec 2009 12:04 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician

30 Dec 2016 15:56
thumbnail

MusicRadar recently spoke to iZotope to get their opinion on intelligent mixers and how they are impacting the contemporary producer.

29 Dec 2016 13:11
thumbnail

The grandfather of virtual reality Jaron Lanier relays a time when the first explorations into virtual reality were concerned with how to create a real air guitar.

28 Dec 2016 16:46
thumbnail

In the wake of an increasing trend for musicians having to work for free or for less than they're entitled to, the Musicians Union show their support.

22 Dec 2016 12:01
thumbnail

Some formats of compressed MP3 have been linked with negatively effecting individuals emotional state due to their inherent tonal characteristics

8 Dec 2016 13:04
thumbnail

Featuring a whole host of professional grade components, Antelope Audio's Zen Studio is available now at an incredibly discounted price.

17 Nov 2016 09:53

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Available for order now at Gear4music, Kawai's CN27, CN37 and ES110 Digital Piano's combine an authentic classic feel with a plethora of contemporary touches

17 Jan 2017 16:11
thumbnail

Iconic Zakk Wylde bullseye design? Check. Monstrous and uncompromising tone? Check. The Odin Grail Genesis guitar delivers the goods to the metal masses

17 Jan 2017 13:40
thumbnail

Utilising state of the art recording and playback operation, the Fireface UFX II interface combines premium quality manufacturing with next level audio quality

17 Jan 2017 13:02
thumbnail

Also providing updates to their Masters, Signature, Giant Beat and Signature traditional lines, Paiste spill the beans on their NAMM 2017 releases.

16 Jan 2017 13:54
thumbnail

Revealing their new range of highly affordable S series, Gibson dish the dirt on their 2017 Line up including the Traditional Series, High Performance Series and more.

16 Jan 2017 13:11
thumbnail

Ideal for those players who flourish in an intuitive education environment, Flowkey puts you in charge of your learning offering a variety of insightful tools.

13 Jan 2017 16:14