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The Live Music Bill

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The Live Music Bill which was first introduced into Parliament in 2009 is now making good progress (with Government support) and every likelihood that the Act will be in force later this year. 

The exemption means that live music is not to be regarded any longer as regulated entertainment in pubs, clubs and restaurants and when they are open live music takes place between 08.00 and 23.00. There is an important proviso and that is that if the music is amplified in nature the audience is to be no bigger than 200.

If the music is unamplified the capacity limit does not apply.

If live music is already authorised on the Premises Licence live music conditions will be disapplied.

It is important however for Licensees to note that if there are complaints about the operation of live music from Premises which result in the premises being subject to a review before the local Licensing Authority, the Authority if it finds the complaints justified, will re-impose the position of regulating live music onto the Licence.

The Government’s wider proposal to deregulate all types of entertainment is still ongoing.

For further information about the Live Music Bill, please contact our Alcohol & Entertainment Licensing team on 01332 340 211.

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