Top 6 Most Outrageous Music Laws From Around The World

Most people are told from an early age that you must follow the rules. When you get older, you are told to follow the laws in addition to the rules you have been following you’re whole life.

However, with so many rules, it’s almost like they are meant to be put to the test or at the very least, broken. Here are our top 5 most outrageous music laws from around the world.

With that said, here are our top 5 most outrageous music laws from around the world:

  1. New Hampshire It is illegal to tap your feet or nod your head to the music in a tavern, restaurant, or cafe.
  2. India: The music video for Paris Hilton’s song, “Stars Are Blind,” is banned in India.
  3. Kansas: In Russel, Kansas, it is illegal to have a musical car horn.
  4. Finland:Taxi drivers in Finland must pay a copyright fee for the music they play in their car while a customer is in the backseat.
  5. South Carolina: Musical instruments may not be sold on Sunday.
  6. Argentina: Argentine nightclubs must play the same amount of tango music as all other forms of music combined.

I don’t know about you but I always nod my head or at the very least move my feet to the beat of whatever music I happen to be listening to. In fact, sometimes I do so without even realizing it, New Hampshire. So get real.

It seems like India is on to something in regards to that crazy law – I understand why Paris Hilton’s song “Stars Are Blind” was banned. Sorry Paris.

Alright, Kansas, time to have a talk. I like my musical car horn, and I am going to keep it! Musical car horns are how I know it is time to chase after the ice cream truck. If they don’t have their musical car horn, how will I know to grab some change and head out for ice cream? (Shout out to all my fellow ice cream lovers out there!)

Really, Finland? That’s a ridiculous law don’t you think? I mean, if I was to go through the trouble of having to get music I want to play in the car when I have customers licensed, they would be listening to a whole lot of nothing.

South Carolina, I am calling you out! There is no bad time or day to listen to music, let alone sell a musical instrument so that one can play. By denying people the ability to buy a musical instrument just because it is a Sunday is downright wrong. Check yourself, South Carolina, check yourself.

Argentina, I get it, you’re passionate about your tango music, but not everyone is. The whole point of going to a nightclub is to jam out to the blaring music flowing from the surround sound speakers, and that the music is from a large variety of music genres. Time to take it down a notch with your “same amount of tango as all other forms of music combined” craziness!

What music laws did you find most outrageous and why? Comment below!

 

Taylor Swift the Copy Cat

As many know, Taylor Swift claims to write all of her songs herself. Recently, however, some copyright allegations have come out against her making all of us wonder, is her success due to the creative work of others?

Swift is a singer and songwriter loved and hated by many. In 2014, Swift released one of her hit songs “Shake It Off” and recently released another song that soared to number one on the charts, “Look What You Made Me Do”.

T-Swift has been quite successful in her career thus far, but are things about to change?

In 2015, Swift faced a whopping $42 million-dollar lawsuit following the allegations that her “Shake It Off” song lyrics were “unoriginal” and “copyrighted”. In November of 2015, a California judge dismissed the lawsuit.

Some other songs from Swift that are under fire on the subject of copyright are:

Being constantly in the spotlight and as high up in the music industry as Swift is, can also bring negative attention and cause some people to go after her fortune that she has earned over the course of her music career.

But since the 2015 lawsuit, every song Swift releases has been put under the microscope. Her claim of originality is now constantly under fire. Since the incident, she has actually lost some fans, but many still stand by Swift.

Keep it original Swift, keep it original.