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UNITED KINGDOM – UK Music, an umbrella group which represents record labels, musicians as well as songwriters, has called on the government
to change rules on music licensing. UK Music chief Feargal Sharkey said the UK government needs to cooperate with other European
nations over the licensing of music for digital platforms like Spotify. He also said that rules which require pubs to hold
a music licence to host small music events needed to be scrapped. “We think that’s an outrageous thing and a huge bureaucratic
burden to place on those pubs and artists,” said Sharkey.
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