In line with our weekly “weird law” blogs, this week we will look at some strange Music laws from all around the world.  Here are this weeks weird music laws.  Enjoy!

Rome: In ancient Rome, it was illegal to sing publicly about government.  Violating the law was punishable by death.  A little harsh, don’t you think?

New Hampshire:  It is illegal to tap your feet or nod your head to the music in a tavern, restaurant, or cafe.

India: The music video for Paris Hilton’s song, “Stars Are Blind,” is banned in India.  India is on to something…

Kansas: In Russel, Kansas, it is illegal to have a musical car horn.  I have never been to fond of those horns anyways.

Montana: In Helena, Montana, it is illegal for a woman to dance on a table in a saloon or a bar unless she has on clothing that weighs 3 pounds and 2 ounces.  They must be trying to completely discourage dancing on tables in Helena, Montana.  Who would want to dance with 3 pounds of clothing on their body?  Sounds terrible!

England: British leader, Oliver Cromwell, outlawed Christmas Carols in England from 1647-1660.

Finland: Taxi drivers in Finland must pay a copyright fee for the music they play in their car while a customer is in the backseat.

Vietnam: In 2009, Vietnam banned dancing at karaoke bars.

What do you think about these weird music laws?  Are there any weird laws that you find unusually strange?