Chicago Recognizes DJing As "Art"

Earlier this year, many small Chicago venues were floored when the City of Chicago stated that DJing was not “fine art” and that they owed back tax from any performances that occurred during last year. 

On October 14th, 2016, Commissioner John Fritchey stated that “all sides have come to an agreement on language amending the County’s amusement tax ordinance in order to clarify reporting requirements for small venue operators by recognizing the validity of live music and DJ performances as recognized art forms,” making any venue tax liability a moot point. For more info, check out our previous post on the situation here.