LOUNDON COUNCIL TAKES ON MUSIC BUSINESS

Camden Council take action against flyposting...

A council in LONDON is taking on music industry bosses over flyposters.

Camden Council are bringing Anti Social Behaviour Orders (ASBO) against music industry bigwigs, claiming they’ve received more than a thousand complaints about the posters which are placed across the area.

Camden is one of the focus points for alternative music in London, and is famous for its live music venues like The Barfly, Electric Ballroom and Underworld.

BBC news reports that if the posters continue to appear, executives of Sony and BMG could face five-year prison sentences.

Chief executive Alan Woods said: “BMG and Sony save themselves over £8m a year on advertising by fly posting illegally in Camden alone.

“While that boosts their already fat profits, it does however leave council taxpayers throughout the country with the bill to clean it up…with the threat of a jail term hanging over their heads – maybe they’ll think twice now.”

Camden Council leader Dame Jane Roberts said that flyposting makes the local area “seem uncared for and an unpleasant place to be”.