One of the first actions of the new Doug Ford-led administration has been to quietly shelve a key part of a controversial law that would have capped prices ticket scalpers can charge to fans of live music and sports, a joint CBC News/Toronto Star investigation has learned.
Smith says the bot biz has been growing in double-digit percentages every year for the past 10 years in North America, and his company is fighting back.
The controversy over gender imbalance at festivals continues, Fucked Up go underground at CMW, and the Sherlocks deliver elementary rock 'n roll. Also in the headlines are Grimes, Carla Bley, The Romeros, Lindsey Buckingham, 21st Century Fest, Childish Gambino, and ticket scalping.
A Canadian hip-hop anthem turns 20 this year, and Drake's penchant for charity is praised. Also in the headlines are music broadcasts, Joni Mitchell, audio streaming and ticket scalping.
UK officials raid the offices of concert ticket resellers, while The Paradise Papers implicate song publishers and U2 in offshore tax avoidance schemes. Also included in today's roundup of headlines are transgender metal singer turned politician Danica Roem and The Who setting its sights on a Las Vegas residency.