With Britney Spears taking over Australia for the next few weeks there has been a lot of buzz about the fact that Britney doesn't actually sing during her shows. Well, the buzz has grown so loud that the Minister of Fair Trading is thinking of enacting new requirements which would force bands to disclose whether they were singing live or not and that a disclaimer will be put on all tickets.
The Minister doesn't seem to think much of Britney or the fact that she doesn't sing live. “Let's be clear — live means live. If you are spending up to 200 dollars, I think you deserve better than a film clip.”
I do think it is more than a film clip. It is a show with pre-recorded music. I don't think the disclaimer will actually stop anyone from going but it would force bands to fess up if they are lip syncing.