With shows lip-synching to a new low, Brit musicians want out of the mime-field

Now, here’s a movement we’d like to see make the jump to the States: The BBC is reporting that the United Kingdom’s Musicians Union has undertaken a campaign demanding that broadcasters make clear whether a band is “miming” or playing live.normal_ashlee_snl.jpg

“It is campaigning for a logo to be flashed up on screen to tell viewers whether a performance is live or has recorded or mimed elements.”


What the BBC report doesn’t mention is what the logos might look like. We’d like to suggest an Ashlee Simpson logo for dubbed performances, and a red “Ghostbusters” kibosh symbol over a Marcel Marceau for “un-mimed” acts.