Some Facts about Music Bars

Music bars are extremely popular and have been around in various different forms for centuries. However, many people don’t take the time to think about these bars and there are lots of cool facts that are not general knowledge. Here are some interesting facts about live music bars that you can use to impress your friends next time you are chatting in a bar:

  • A music bar is actually any venue that plays music and sells alcohol. This can include concert halls, bandstands and even beach shacks.
  • Listening to music is one of the earliest forms of entertainment and even the earliest records of man include details of music performances.
  • Bars that want to play music need to apply for a special music license and bars that fail to apply for the correct license can face heavy penalties and even be shut down.
  • Music bars can be either publicly or privately funded and there is no limit to the number of different people who can own the same music bar in a partnership.
  • Many bars need to apply for a separate permit to host live music, even if they already have a permit to play recorded music.
  • In certain countries, musical performers need to apply for special permits so that they can perform in music bars. If they do not have the correct permit, the music bar can receive a significant fine, even if they were unaware that the performer did not have the correct permit.
  • The hours that a music bar is allowed to be open can depend on the specific location of the bar.
  • The first ever music bar was established in Greece, more than three thousand years ago.
  • In many countries, music bars are required by law to install sound proofing material to protect the neighborhood from excess noise.