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email received from a musician friend this morning:

Not content with nobbling the pubs over live music - now look! If you've
received this from another source, apologies. Please circulate repitition is
better than missing the opportunity.

There is a government move to make it very difficult for musicians to
perform live in small venues, or for schools, pubs and charities to raise
money for causes through musical events. The new legislation will inhibit
the central role music making has in our lives and communities. If you
circulate this to your musician (and non-musician!) friends, all each person
has to do is go to the government's petitions website below, give your name,
email and address - it takes about 30 seconds. And it could make a vital
difference to the nurturing of community music making, and enabling young
musicians to find their feet in the performing world. The live
music/licensing e-petition now has nearly 19,000 signatures. It currently
stands at no.19 in the list of 1,702 petitions on the Number 10 website.
This is good, especially in just under a month - and there are five more
months in which people can sign. But the petition needs to do much better to
make an impression on ministers, and to encourage DCMS to implement
music-friendly amendments. website:
23rd Feb 2007, 12:44   | tags:,,,


seaneeboy says:

I'm with you on this one!

23rd Feb 2007, 12:49

its 6th in the list now!

23rd Feb 2007, 14:31

Jenny Saville (Alex's mum) says:

I've signed too. thanks for alerting us.

23rd Feb 2007, 15:03

Spike says:

and signed... and great cd up tom.. ahh tom waits

23rd Feb 2007, 15:08

MaggieD says:

Signed .....

23rd Feb 2007, 15:11

tom waits = genius. as far as I know the only artist to simultaneously release 2 cds (Alice and Blood Money)

23rd Feb 2007, 15:40

Spike says:

she sent me blue... valentines.. all the way// from philidelphia.

im in a mr waits mood now! that and nick cave

23rd Feb 2007, 15:41

"someone stole my record player, now how do you like that?"

23rd Feb 2007, 15:48

Viv says:

ok - will do...

24th Feb 2007, 15:17