Music played at the Mill Street Market

Music during Special Events

If your event has amplified sound or live music, you must remain in compliance with the Municipality of Leamington's Noise By-law 51-18. During these times all amplified sound shall remain at an acceptable level giving consideration to the type and location of the event. 

Events requiring amplified sound outside of the hours prescribed in the by-law require the granting of a Noise Exemption Permit. A Request for a Noise Exemption Permit must be submitted along with the Special Event Application. 

Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers and the Ontario Provincial Police are responsible for enforcing the Noise By-law and may attend your event to monitor or respond to a noise complaint. 

Live Entertainment

The Event Organizer must ensure that the entertainment associated with the event is open to the public and will be of a positive nature for the enjoyment of both adults and children. Rude or foul language, nudity, or any form of profanity will not be tolerated. The Event Organizer may be required to submit an entertainment and production contact list prior to the event. 

SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers of Canada)

SOCAN is "the Canadian copyright collective for the right to communicate to the public and publicly perform musical works. SOCAN administers these rights on behalf of its members (composers, lyricists, songwriters and their publishers) and those of affiliated international organizations by licensing the use of their music in Canada. The fees collected are distributed as royalties to SOCAN's members and to affiliated organizations throughout the world."

If you are planning to use live or recorded music of any kind, the Event Organizer is required to pay a licence fee to SOCAN. For more information visit or call 1-800-55-SOCAN (1-800-557-6226). 


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