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.”

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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.