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GUEST,Tom Bliss PRS call for a Busking Day (82* d) RE: PRS call for a Busking Day 15 Jun 10


Ah - yes, in that case I agree with you entirely - and I've just banged off another letter to PRS. Maybe you, and other musicians who feel the same, should write to the MU FRTM section (I assume you are a member if you're doing all those gigs). I they alone have the clout to do something about this, but they need input and ideas that deal with the real problems, not the imagined ones that we mostly read here on Mudcat.

As for those landlords who baulk at paying the (small) licence fee - well that's a shame for the club, but landlords are struggling for all sorts of reasons, and in my experience it's often not only the licence fee that turns out to be the issue in situations like this. If there are not many wanting to play music, and the landlord is unsympathetic, then maybe the club / session is in the wrong pub? Other licensed premises are available.

We do need this transferrable PD/free licence, though. Dan - do you know what's holding it up?

As for sponsoring Cambridge, that's not all they do by any means as you can see here .

Tom

PS sorry about the 's's in my previous post, the stylus slipped on my phone - I meant 'admin' threshold, obviously.

Collecting royalties that are calculated in fractions of pence, from hundreds of thousands of premises costs a lot. It is completely unreasonable for people who don't have their music played very much in public to expect a lot of money from these performances.


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