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SOCAN wants to charge buskers performance fees by BC on Dec 8, 2009
:pointlol: (from the You've got-to-be-kidding-me Department)
One of the themes of 2009 was that collection societies around the world went nuts trying to charge for anything they possibly could while also trying to increase the rates they could charge. Even banks went wild with their hidden charges.

Remember how one collection society wanted to charge a woman because she put on music in public for her horses? Or how about the woman who worked in a grocery store who was told to stop singing while stocking the shelves or the store would have to pay a performance fee? And, of course, we had ASCAP trying to claim that ringtones were public performances, and mobile operators needed to pay up -- beyond the license fee that was already paid on the recording.

SOCAN, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, has been no exception pushing for drastically increased rates...

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BUSKERS WANTED for FRINGE NORTH 2018! by SaultFringe on Jan 4, 2018
Hello all!

Artist registration is now open for the 2018 Fringe North International Theatre Festival in Sault Ste. Marie, ON.

Running from August 9 to 19, this small but mighty festival is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy some time in beautiful Northern Ontario, enjoy the company of a fun and creative bunch, and bring the joys of busker entertainment to a city which does not usually get to enjoy street performance.

Check out our website www.fringenorth.ca to learn more, or to register your act. Questions? Email the Artistic Director Tova Arbus at ad@fringenorth.ca

We would love to have you join us!

See you on the Fringe side..... :D

Best busker in the world? by BC on May 27, 2010
:busker: (GERMANY) Behold the best busker in the world...or is he? We'll let you be the judge as they say. What we have here is Schrotti, possibly the largest one-man band in the universe. Along the Rhine in Düsseldorf plays this extraordinary busker...but is he the best?
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Busking Competition 2015 by craicingranite on Jun 11, 2015
Craic In The Granite' returns again to Aughrim, Wicklow, Ireland. As usual we will be hosting a Busking Competition at the Pavilion and will be presented with the Deirdre Heffernan Memorial Trophy and a cash prize. www.CraicInTheGranite.webs.com

making music by the sea in istanbul by rugu on Jun 13, 2009
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