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Can You Listen To Any Music Without Fear Of The Music Mafia?

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http://www.prsformusic.com/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.ppluk.com/

If I wished to play music in public of tracks recorded in the 20's and 30's would I need either of these licenses?

If I'm reading what they have on there sites correctly it's 50 years for the PRS and 70 years for the PPL.

So after 70 years the music is in the public domain and can be played freely?

Or will the music mafia still come after you?

http://freeplaymusic.com/http://freeplaymusic.com/

Is the music here also except from the music mafia's extortion racket?

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http://www.prsformusic.com/Pages/default.aspx

http://www.ppluk.com/

If I wished to play music in public of tracks recorded in the 20's and 30's would I need either of these licenses?

If I'm reading what they have on there sites correctly it's 50 years for the PRS and 70 years for the PPL.

So after 70 years the music is in the public domain and can be played freely?

Or will the music mafia still come after you?

http://freeplaymusic.com/http://freeplaymusic.com/

Is the music here also except from the music mafia's extortion racket?

They will still come after you "in case". Seriously, I heard an anecdote recently about them collecting on performances of non-members "in case they joined in the future".

Just ignore them, use your common sense, wait for them to try and take you to court (they never do, they're like the TV licensing lot). If it gets that far you can be a hero, you'll get lawyers to defend you pro bono and will probably end up getting the law changed.

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As I understand it (and IANAL at all) they're just a bunch of stuck-up bullies who might occasionally have a point but appear to go way overboard. They possibly have the right to persue people playing music that the copyright holders have signed up for them to search for on their behalf. I can't for a minute imagine that they've got any legal rights whatsoever over any other music, even if it's copyrighted (not that that'll stop them). Also I believe that they're a completely private organisation so any claims they make to actually needing a license from them to play music is a load of cobblers. Legally I think (but remember the IANAL part so might be talking nonsense) that the closest they could get is the copyright owner insisting on a PRS licence in order to play their music. So when it comes to something from the 20s if it's out of copyright then it should be no problem at all. But that won't necessarily stop them from trying (and in any case I don't know what the copyright terms for recordings are).

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    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


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