THE owner of a Huddersfield karaoke bar has been banned from playing music.
Linda Gibson was caught playing music without a licence at The Shoehorn bar on New Street.
An inspector from Phonographic Performance Ltd called at the Shoehorn and heard songs such as Sweet Dreams My LA Ex, by Rachel Stevens, Like Glue, by Sean Paul and Breathe, by Blu Cantrell being played.
Mrs Gibson was not at London's High Court to hear her case.
Mr Justice Leweson said if mechanically recorded music - tapes or CDs - were played at any premises she owns before her licence was updated she could be fined £10,000 and serve two years in prison.
Mrs Gibson has to pay legal costs for the case of £1,275 within 14 days.
Music licences from the PPL can cost hundreds or thousands of pounds, depending on the size of the audiences involved.
Licences apply to broadcasts on TV, in bars, or on the radio.
The money from licences is paid in royalties to the 30,000 performers and 3,000 record companies which the PPL represent.
The PPL finds out about people not having a licence in several ways.
If someone has not renewed a licence, the PPL write to them to see if one is still required.
If there is no reply, or there are reports of music being played, an inspector is sent to the venue.
Field teams of inspectors also tour bars and clubs at random.
Jill Drew, of the PPL, said: "When something goes to court it is a last resort. The person will have had several letters and phone calls before the matter goes to a solicitor."