Contributed by niveK82, Posted by Politics

The Chicago promoter law that would have made DIY shows very difficult has been shelved. The bill, discussed last week was designed to rid the city of shady promoters but the strict rules would have had the side effect of making costs prohibitively high for legitimate independent promoters as well.

According to this SunTimes report, a "unprecedented outpouring of concern from the Chicago music community and a meeting with activists and some of the top concert promoters and venue owners in Chicago" led the City Council to not present the bill for a vote. The committee will go back to work on fine-tuning the law.