Industry figures claim police actions damaging urban music live scene

Criticisms say that the handling of urban music events has led to many of the genre's artists and gig-goers being discriminated against and claim the problem is specifically, and unfairly, related to the genre.

An anonymous booking agent spoke of strict security measures involving airport security style scanners before entering one urban music gig.

"Of course we complied, we can't afford to rock the boat, but it is definitely racist, it is definitely not fair," he said.

"The problem is ...

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