The Live Music Forum

Monday 30th January 2006 - Licensing: Guardian comment

See also Mark Espiner writing in today's Guardian on folk music being 'cool' again: "... There's one problem though. When the government proposed new anti-binge licensing laws, it included a clause that would have made it difficult to make music in a pub without a music licence. Amendments were made, but the informal forum for songs and expression of ideas for centuries has been inhibited. So Gordon [Brown], in looking for British roots, may well find his party's new laws have cut off the branches." ['Songs of Experience', Mark Espiner, Guardian 30 January 2006]

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Hamish Birchall