CHANGE IN LIVE MUSIC ACT
There has been a change in the law on bands playing in pubs; this will be music to the ears of many publicans.
The Live Music Act 2012 has ended the need for pubs, with capacity for less than 200 people to hold a live music license. This will really help pubs that have a long term tradition of live music and hopefully encourage those which have never previously hosted live music to trial live music nights in their venue for the first time.
Under the old licensing Act 2003 which also extended pub opening hours, venues wanting live music had to get a license as part of other paperwork from their local council. This allowed for up to two musicians to play but if a venue wanted a bigger event, they had to get a special temporary event licence.
Now public houses can host music up to 11pm without a special license. The cutting of the red tape could be a lifeline for pubs wanting to host music events which brings the community together.
Pubs can now hold events without having to dedicate money and resources to apply for a license to host an event, removing a hurdle which may have prevented events from being staged in the past.
Another way to keep the music pumping before and after your live band is with a Digital Jukebox, that way your customers can select all their favourite songs and keep them in the party mood. We hire Digital Jukeboxes throughout the Midlands. In a recent survey it was proven that any type of music live or recorded keeps the paying public in pubs and clubs longer!