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GUEST,Tom Bliss House Concerts in UK? (44) RE: House Concerts in UK? 15 May 11

From what little research I've been able to do, I don't think we can be certain that UK house concerts are in fact illegal - as long as they're handled as per the suggestions on the page I linked to.

But obviously it's all a matter of scale. If you were running big concerts every week, regardless of how the money changed hands, you'd soon have someone round asking questions at the very least - and reasonably so, in my opinion. The laws are, after all, theoretically there for the protection of artists, writers, organisers, landlords/house-holders (and their insurers), audience, neighbours, etc after all.

There's a sliding scale between a sing-song at a party and a fully-fledged, regular house concert, and the point at which each of the rules kicks in remains untested in the UK courts.

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