ITP V.016: EDITORS NOTE: ..This, while shady and corrupt politicians, record labels, lame promoters, club owners walk free. "Zess, the Gestapo vants your ensemble to register, let me zee yooor paperz. Ve will choose for you, ve know vats best, we make ze decision for everyone, there is no vee will, no veedom for the people". - PHILADELPHIA POLITICIANS and AUTHORITIES.
Enough drama with your politicians and shady record labels in Philadelphia, now the greater Philly (region) is down graded from an A (touring) MARKET to an F-U (no one will play that region) market.
FROM PHILLY VOICE:
PHILADELPHIA ARTISTS AGAINST FORCED REGISTRATION:
FROM MARK SQUILLA (DISTRICT CITY COUNCIL, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A):
The primary goal of this bill is to close a loophole in the current legislation that has allowed venues to operate without a special assembly license (SAOL). SAOLs are required for certain venues that have live musical and other entertainment. We learned that some operators were able to avoid obtaining an SAOL because there was no live music or a DJ but music was streaming or playing from an iPod or iPad. This bill now includes such amplified recorded music. The bill now contains a provision that venues should obtain performers’ contact information to share with city officials should the need arise, but there is no City approval required for any events nor is a registry of performers being created. This provision is NOT intended to restrict artistic expression or any kind of entertainment but rather is aimed at addressing public safety and quality of life issues. I will consider any amendments to this bill, as suggested by concerned parties, prior to or at the public hearing which will be scheduled by the Chief Clerk of Council in the near future. Please contact our office with any questions or concerns.
Councilman Mark Squilla
1st District City Council
City of Philadelphia
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-