Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Chicago Promoter License tabled. FOR NOW!!!

A message from Music 101 on the temporarily tabled Chicago's Promoter's ordinance:

"This is a small victory, but the battle is far from over. We have to stay vigilant to make sure the City does not try to sneak this through again. We got lucky this time that we caught wind of it. Next time we might not be so lucky. We have to be more proactive in the future. We have to know who is representing our interest and the interest of the community in City Hall. It seems that the people who are on the advisory board and pushing this ordinance through have other agendas and are not well versed in to realities of this ordinance. We have to get invited to these meetings and let others know what takes place there. If we become complacent, DBA will surely take advantage of it. I remember the only time that I was invited to a meeting, the attorney for the DBA said to everyone that no one should fool themselves, this ordinance will go through as it is, and it is only a matter of formality to get our opinions on it. After expressing my opposition, I was never invited back! With that kind of attitude, you can be sure, they will try again to push this ordinance through."—Arman Razavi, CEO of Music 101

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