Censorship of music

  1. Police Defend U.K. Live Assessment Form

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The possible threat to the U.K.'s live music business from stringent provisions within the 2003 Licensing Act was once again the focus of attention, during an emotionally charged debate in London. But the Metropolitan Police defended the cont ...

  2. Police Reviews Live Music Risk System

    June 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT London's Metropolitan Police has confirmed it is conducting a review into the contentious Form 696, a risk assessment procedure that requires details of the type of music and the names, aliases, phone numbers and addresses of performers 14 da ...

  3. Parliamentary Committee: Live Music Policing 'Authoritarian'

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. Culture, Media and Sport Committee has recommended the scrapping of a controversial policing system for live music events, and has urged the government to exempt small venues from the need to obtain a license for the performance of live m ...

  4. Sharkey Demands Answers On Met Police Form 696

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fergal Sharkey, CEO of music industry representative body U.K. Music, has written to the Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Ian Blair to express concerns about the personal details being demanded as part of a risk assessment procedure for live e ...

  5. Sharkey Warns MPs On Policing Of Concert Licensing

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Feargal Sharkey, CEO of music industry umbrella group U.K. Music, has hit out at the Metropolitan Police's requirements for licensing of music events, during a Parliamentary hearing. Sharkey was giving evidence to the Culture, Media and Sport ...