Legalise live music, say politicians

The opposition PP party is leading calls to make it easier for musicians to play in bars

The calls to relax laws on live music come after bar owner René Hoffmans was forced to close his business for a week following noise complaints

By David Jackson

The conservative Partido Popular party in Almería has called for the parliament of Andalucía to make it easier for musicians to play in bars after the regional government announced it was planning to update laws governing public events.

Regional MP Rosalía Espinosa, who is also a member of the Andalusian parliament’s justice committee, made the call this week during a meeting with local mayors in Los Gallardos to hear at first hand the problems in issuing licences for public shows.

Sra Espinosa said: “The current law governing live music in bars dates from 2002 and does not adequately reflect today’s social reality. As we update the regional law we must make it easier for musicians to perform in small venues.”

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