Music banned at Cleethorpes hair salon
A MUSIC ban was imposed on a Cleethorpes hair salon at London’s High Court by one of the country’s top judges.
Mr Justice Newey imposed the sounds of silence on Assisi Hair and Cosmetics Ltd, the proprietor of Assisi, in Sea View Street, after hearing that recorded copyrighted music was played there when there was not a current Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) licence in force.
The judge was told that a PPL inspector visited the premises and heard music being played when no licence was in force.
Tracks included Stupid Cupid by Connie Francis, Being With You by Smokey Robinson and You Little Thief by Feargal Sharkey.
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In addition to the ban, the judge also ordered Assisi, which was unrepresented in court, to pay £1,637 in legal costs.
PPL’s counsel, Fiona Clark, said that solicitors had sent letters to the premises and inviting it to acquire a licence. However, it failed to do so.
PPL spokesperson Clare Goldie said: “PPL is the UK-based music licensing company which licenses recorded music for broadcast, online and public performance use.
“Established in 1934, PPL carries out this role on behalf of thousands of record company and performer members.
“Public Performance licences are issued by PPL to hundreds of thousands of businesses and organisations from all sectors across the UK who play recorded music to their staff or customers and who therefore require a licence by law.
“These can range from bars, nightclubs, shops and hotels to offices, factories, gyms, schools, universities and local authorities.
“After the deduction of PPL’s running costs, all revenue collected is distributed to members.
“PPL does not retain a profit for its services.”