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Music and Writer's Copyright Association?

jojo Aug 6, 2008

  1. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

    Does anyone know anything about these guys or association as they call it?

    Basically, I had a call from them not too long ago insisting I need to pay for a secondary licence to have a TV in my shop. I flately refused stating that I already pay for a TV Licence, why should I pay for another licence? The Woman on the other end of the phone kept mentioning the word 'music' to which I replied I'm not playing 'music' on my premises as such, but I do have a television... now she's coming up with all this **** about music used in the adverts between shows which have copyrights' which requires a secondary licence. I followed this up with 'send me the information by post and I will look into it', she said no problem, she will send me the info along with an invoice... 'I don't want an invoice for anything' I says 'and I'm not agreeing to any form of licence or payment'...

    This continued for like 3-4 minutes, to which I ended the conversation with 'send someone over to check my premises if you like, I'm not paying a thing...'

    So, is this something I should pay along with a whole of other silly licences which is costing me an arm and a leg in the fast food trade with which I'm in, or does it sound like some sort of scam?
  2. Les 51

    Les 51 A pint of Diesel please!

    Thats the Performing rights society we got collared a few months back and it cost us £105 for a licence!! :banghead:
    To be honest I'm not sure what they will do to you because we had a radio in the factory for the guys to listen to, not a tv.
    If you are allowing the public to listen to or watch it then I think you may have to pay.
    I heard a while back that 2 police stations got fined for having radios on in their stations by the same people!!! :busted_cop:
    They have been a society since 1912 looking after the poor performers that can't earn a living from what they do!
    personally if they are that bad then I think it's highly unlikely I am listening to them but there you go

    I would wait and see, we got a letter after a while saying if we didn't pay they would take us to court, but if it's a scam it wont get to that.

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