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German court declares that DJing is music
German court declares that DJing is music
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The German Federal Fiscal Court (BFH) has ruled in favour of clubs. The availability of the reduced tax rate bonus does not depend on whether instrumentalists or singers are on stage, but rather on whether the music represents the actual purpose of the event from the perspective of an "average visitor". If so, turntables, mixing desks and CD players can also be regarded as instruments, at least if they are "used to perform the piece of music and not just to play a sound carrier".

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German court: Rejection by bouncer based on age is not discrimination
German court: Rejection by bouncer based on age is not discrimination
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The Munich District Court ruled last week that rejecting at a club door based on age does not constitute discrimination. A 44-year-old complained, who was already rejected by a security guard at a techno festival in 2017 and asked the organizer for compensation of € 1,000 due to discrimination.

The judge dismissed the complaint on the grounds that the organizer was interested in the selection of his guests.