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Permanent LinkJul 7, 2020 
:tiphat: (PITTSBURGH) Bringing the "Weird, Wild and Wonderful" to the streets, the Busker Street Union enlivens city streets making them safer. It also gives a voice to the voiceless. Busker Street Union is a national placemaking program.
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"We reactivate street spaces. We engage community members through performance. We do research by collecting busking guidelines around the world and we map the safe places to play. The mapping allows us to identify spaces that are protected Free Speech allowing others to use the spaces as a venue for activism. If you are looking for a safe place to play, join the union and sign up here. You’ll get tips on the best places to play and friendly business owners looking to stir up a crowd."

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Permanent LinkJun 1, 2020 
:guitar: (WWW) A free eBook by Music Industry How-to's Shaun Letang has an interesting take on turning profits by using the popular video site YouTube. In these days of the pandemic, it may be a good time to expand your awareness of just what's out there in terms of your musical career. This would be one alternate venue as it were...
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Once your subscription is confirmed, musicians receive access to new guides weekly as well as the free eBook entitled '5 Steps To A Profitable YouTube Music Career'. It covers useful information and is intended to be an introduction to the online adventure.

Other topics include:

'Why Most Musicians Fail To Make An Income [Don’t Make These Mistakes]',
'Wow! 3 Independent Musicians Making $$$ Per Month With YouTube',
'One Key Element To Becoming A Profitable YouTube Musician', and
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Permanent LinkMay 2, 2020 
:party: (WWW) With the global pandemic inhibiting crowd gathering, the world's first online busker festival took place Saturday as buskers from around the world performed remotely from their homes.
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World Buskers United featured a full 24 hours of world-class entertainment streamed into viewers homes. It enabled buskers to accept tips to be divided evenly among the performers.

Twelve hosts ran the show which included over 90 buskers from North & South America, Europe, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, and even Africa.

Busker Central reporters took part watching the performers starting at 8 a.m. Eastern (USA). Notable entertainers include Professor Bubbles from Germany who showed amazing tricks he devised with bubbles, Wacky Chad's award winning pogo stick skills, and Doktor Kaboom! - an actor/comedian blending...

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Permanent LinkApr 1, 2020 
:disguise: (WWW) It's interesting to see what websites come up wtih their definition of a busker. One such site is the editable Wikipedia.org informing readers since 2001.
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The word "wiki" is Hawaiian for "quick". The definition of 'busker' redirects to the 'street performance' page started in 2003 which has been edited, believe-it-or-not, over a thousand times.

"Street performance or busking is the act of performing in public places for gratuities."

Besides the basic definition, the page also covers etymology, history, forms, collecting money, pitches, legislation, and notable performers. The latter is filled with famous and not-so-famous artists including George Michael, the Violent Femmes, and even Benjamin Franklin.

Early editing was done by the Wiki editors themselves...

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Permanent LinkMar 2, 2020 
:tophat: (SAN DIEGO) Believe it or not, California's only busker festival will celebrate it's 14th year at Seaport Village in San Diego. This year features 24 eye-catching acts including knife throwing, sword swallowing, pogo stick tricks and juggling on unicycles.
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"Happening Saturday, March 7th and Sunday, March 8th, the Busker Festival at Seaport Village celebrates the fascinating and unique talents of street performers who come from across the world to entertain us here in San Diego."

As an added attraction, this year introduces Busker University. Learn tips and tricks of busking from the professionals.

If you happen to be in southern California, be sure to check it out. This may be your only chance to experience these bloody buskers. As usual, it's free and open to the public. Be sure to bring lots of...

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