The German courtroom dominated that techno is certainly music and grants golf equipment an enormous tax break
Clubs around the world have been hard hit by the pandonavirus pandemic (COVID-19) – but a new court ruling could save German nightlife.
It might sound strange and pretty obvious, but the country has officially declared techno music. That means nightclubs and dance music venues get the same tax break as concert halls, which is vital during this particularly difficult time.
Previously, the clubs paid 19% VAT, while the concert halls received a reduced rate of 7% VAT. A number of institutions have fought for it, including the legendary Berghain Club in Berlin.
The court finally declared: “DJs do not just play sound carriers (composed by others), but play their own pieces of music with instruments in the broadest sense in order to create sound sequences with their own character.”
The court also argued that even if a nightclub makes more money on drinks than on ticket sales, the crowd comes mainly for the music. Techno is king.
Source: Euronews | Photo over the Holy Mountain for Insomniac Events