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Musicians will have to pay to play in Dewey Beach

Friday - 5/25/2012, 10:51am  ET

DEWEY BEACH, Del. - Musicians booking gigs in the town of Dewey Beach will have to pay to play.

The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., ( http://delonline.us/LM9BGg) reports that for the first time the town is making musicians and DJs buy a $109 business license to play in the town. If a performer does not pay, they face a warning or a fine of up to $500.

The fee only applies to musicians being paid, so free acts are exempt.

Dewey Beach Mayor Diane Hanson says having artists pay for a business license is a matter of fairness.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com


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