Busking Project Site Launch
The Busking Project has learned a lot since 2010 when it began as one of those great conversations where you say, “What if we really did this”? and then you did.
Nick had a great idea and an impossible situation so he engaged his two friends in a conversation that would change all their lives. As a result of that conversation between three friends they formed the Busking Project and began to travel the world filming and documenting the best buskers they could find. Busking can best be described as any exhibition of talent in a public location for money.
They hope through the brand new site format, which launched on schedule April 18, 2013, that the pages will empower buskers like never before on a world-wide level, allowing buskers to learn about the customs performers, laws and procedures in different places throughout the world and have a site where the world can learn more about them.After meeting buskers from all over, traveling, editing and shooting numerous terabytes of the talent , Nick Broad, Chris Smith and Belle Crawford have learned a lot about the differences and commonalities of buskers and have built a site that is designed to serve their needs. The team has grown from 3 to 7 now and the coming year they will be finishing production of a documentary on Busking World Wide. The team now includes musician art director, Executive Producer Jamie Catto, documentary film maker, Project Assistant Mardy Malika, filmmaker Project Assistant, Giles (Gino) Roberts and performer Project Assistant Dawn Dreams.
Starting with the article A Fairly Comprehensive Guide to Busking in the UK the Busking project starts the average busker out with a guideline that turns the love into a way to make a living with practical information that will be useful to anyone interested in busking as more than a hobby. It includes these links and subjects;
- Legal overview
- Listen to Mike The Minstrel’s Music
- Popular misconceptions 1) Busking can be classed as begging
- Popular misconceptions 2) Buskers could be charged with causing an obstruction
- Popular misconceptions 3) Buskers need entertainment or copyright licenses
- Buy My music on EbayAnd that is just a few of the subjects and links in only one section of this amazing site.
We will be reporting on other aspects of this site in the coming days and weeks as we follow the march of street culture and those dedicated to establishing creative, free, safe streets everywhere.