Nightclub Owner Threatened with Jail for Breaching Music Copyrights

Nightclub Owner Threatened with Jail for Breaching Music Copyrights Owners of shops, restaurants, pubs and night spots where recorded music is played to the public tend to place payment of copyright licence fees pretty low down their list of priorities. However, in one case that proved how very unwise that is, a nightclub owner was threatened with jail and hit hard in the pocket. The owner had been the subject of an investigation by Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL), the company that gathers in licence fees for distribution to musicians and music publishers. After he failed to respond to PPL’s invitation to pay for a licence, a court order was obtained…