As the Live Music Bill passed its third reading and report stage, the UK music industry celebrated with an impromptu gig at the Houses of Parliament featuring Vintage® and Danelectro guitar endorsers Daytona Lights.
Designed to make it easier for bars and clubs with a capacity of under 200 people to host live music without needing to apply for a complicated and expensive music license, the Private Members Bill – introduced by Liberal Democrats Peer Tim Clement-Jones and promoted in the Commons by Bath MP Don Foster – should now proceed to the House of Lords and then to Royal Assent.
A small celebratory party was held by UK Music in one of the many rooms of the Houses of Parliament, attended by MPs and people from across the music industry, such as Grammy award-winning producer Steve Levine and John Smith, General Secretary of the Musicians' Union.
Entertainment was provided by a short set from up-and-coming indie popsters Daytona Lights, fresh from a stint in the Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks and the recent release of their celebrated debut album, This Modern Life.
The Live Music Bill will help bands and musicians at grassroots level by providing a host of new venues for them to play at and gain experience, something that has been in decline for many years.
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