Objection Qmusic against Q-dance suspended for the time being, parties in discussion

Objection Qmusic against Q-dance suspended for the time being, parties in discussion

Qmusic’s appeal against the ruling in the Q-dance radio lawsuit appears to have been suspended for the time being. Both parties confirm that they have entered into talks and hope for a mutual agreement.

Two weeks ago, the Amsterdam court ruled in favor of event organizer Q-dance and ruled that radio station Qmusic must stop programming dance music from next weekend. Q-dance thinks that the name Qmusic is too similar to the name of the promoter when the radio is playing dance music.

Q-dance director Sander Bijlstra said he gave Qmusic another two weeks to adjust their selection. According to Bijlstra, they have “negotiated with Qmusic to negotiate new deals”.

“As negotiations are underway, we have decided that Qmusic will not need to make any changes to the Saturday night schedule for the next two weeks. We hope to find a solution together within this time frame.”

Q-dance went to court for allegedly violating the 2005 rule by scheduling programs specifically devoted to dance music. The event organizer thought Q-dance and Qmusic were very similar. Ultimately, the two parties agreed that the radio station could simply be called Qmusic, but only if the station was not actively promoting dance music.

With a new show full of dance music on Saturday, the channel would break that deal. The judge agreed with Q-dance. Qmusic later announced that it would appeal.

Source: NU

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