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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".