I live in Sheltered Accommodation and the beginning of this year we started up a Social Club for all the tenants. I sit on the comity and we arrange outings and social evenings.
I am arranging a music evening playing 1950's music. I know that music older than 50 years is no longer in copyright but what I need to know is can I play music from the 60's or 70's without infringing the copyright.
The audience will be the residents ( about 36 people ) and local people from our estate. No payments are to be charge as it is a club function. Any advice on this matter would be gratefully recieved.
My wife runs a twice weekly tea dance at the local Welfare. Fortunately the Welfare Hall has it's own licence issued by the Phonographic Society. Nevertheless, they insist my wife informs them each month as to what music will be used.
The Society is very strict about these things and you are wise to investigate this before going ahead with your music evening.