DENMARK: In April last year the famous vocal group The Supremes went on stage to play a concert at Horsens Ny Teater in Horsens, Denmark. It turned to be a fake and not the real Supremes, the Danish agency Søren Højbjerg Booking in Esbjerg had instead sent the imitation group Sound of Supremes. The result was a disappointed audience with the theatre having to reimburse all tickets sold for the concert. The theatre decided not to accept the fake group and took the case to court.
After one and a half years, the Danish High Court ruled that it was unlawful to deliver an imitation band instead of the real Supremes. Last week the Danish High Court decided to confirm the sentence from the city court in Horsens, meaning that Søren Højbjerg Booking in Esbjerg will have to pay 175.000 Danish kroner in damages to Horsens Ny Teater. Besides this the agency will have to pay all costs totaling 37.000 Danish kroner.
The director of Horsens Ny Teater, Frank Panduro, told Danish Radio, that he is pleased with the High Court decision:
– If we had lost the case, it would have meant lawlessness in the music business.