Ted Talk Busker; Why Pay for Music?

TED Radio Hour
6:55 am
Fri May 17, 2013

How Do You Get People To Pay For Music?

By NPR/TED Staff
Credit James Duncan Davidson / TED
Musician Amanda Palmer says she learned about trust and giving when she was a street performer.

About Amanda Palmer’s TEDTalk

Don’t make people pay for music, says Amanda Palmer: Let them. In a passionate talk that begins in her days as a street performer, she examines the new relationship between artist and fan. Palmer believes we shouldn’t fight the fact that digital content is freely shareable — and suggests that artists who give away their music for free can and should be directly supported by fans.

About Amanda Palmer

Alt-rock icon Amanda Palmer believes we shouldn’t fight the fact that digital content…

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DANIEL WAPLES NEW VIDEO

For those who are used to seeing street performers in cities and towns playing for the passing shoppers and tourists the jungle scene depicted in this video may seem a bit strange however the sound of the hang drum  fits right in. Born in London in 1984, Daniel Waples is not only known for playing on the streets of every European country but also is a recording artist and has appeared on many TV shows. He calls himself a traveling minstrel in the tradition of minstrels going all the way back to the middle ages.

Formally a guitarist he discovered the hang drum in 2005 and is considered perhaps its foremost player and certainly its best known.

The hang drum was invented in switzerland in 2000 and is a 21st century instrument with a pre-historical sound.

Daniel Waples has had an extensive background in music playing in marching band professionally at age 11 playing drums and also studying at the University of Leeds getting a diploma in string instrument technology.

Though he does not perform on the streets these days his past busking is a testament to the potential of street performing to launch a career.

Former busker Richard Peterson to open for Jeff Bridges

Passenger begins Australian tour

Passenger began the Australian leg of his tour today. He will spend the month of April in Australia and the UK before heading to Europe in May and June. Here are the tour dates so far;
AUSTRALIAN THEATRE TOUR

30 Mar | Astor Theatre, Perth – SOLD OUT
02 Apr | Conservatorium Theatre, Griffith University, Bris – SOLD OUT
03 Apr | Conservatorium Theatre, Griffith University, Bris – SOLD OUT
06 Apr | Enmore Theatre, Syd – SOLD OUT
07 Apr | Enmore Theatre, Syd – SOLD OUT
IRELAND & BELFAST 2013

27 Apr | Mandela Hall, Belfast – Sold Out
28 Apr | Mandela Hall, Belfast – Sold Out
29 Apr | Vicar Street, Dublin – Sold Out
1 May | Vicar Street, Dublin Sold Out
2 May | Roisin Dubh, Galway Sold Out
3 May | The Pavilion, Cork Sold Out
EUROPE 2013

4 June | La Trabendo, Paris, Fr – Tickets
5 June | Le Splendid, Lille, FR – Tickets
EUROPEAN FESTIVALS 2013

15 June | Pink Pop, NL
21 June | Southside, Germany
22 June | Hurricane, Germany
28 June | Peace & Love, Sweden
7th July | Rock Werchter, Belgium
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passenger busking earlier today

Canada’s got talent finalist busks in Ottawa

Canada’s got talent finalist busks in Ottawa

Captured on a cell phone for your listening pleasure
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#LeonardCohen songs Hallelujah on a glass #harp — crystal glasses filled with different amounts of water — played beautifully by a street musician in #Prague. 

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Glen Hansard busking in NY for CBS.

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CHARLESTON CULTURE

Market District Music Victory

 

STREET I AM SALUTES GLEN ORANGE

The effort to establish policies in Charleston favorable to a thriving cultural experience for tourists and locals alike overcame a major obstacle on Friday as the city council lifted its ban on street music in the popular Market district.

Glen Orange who led the fight against th ban has met repeatedly with city officials for months in order to establish a solution. His efforts have paid off and the city has agreed to work on a comprehensive formula which will allow people to enjoy the talent available in Charleston while still addressing the merchants concerns on limiting the amount of noise which some say inhibit potential sales.

The marketplace as a forum for ideas products and culture is now being given new life on the streets of Charleston.

Glen Orange is a performer and has been documenting some of the talent which daily expresses itself in Charleston.

 

Here are four videos from his YouTube channel.    Glenn OrangeGlenn Orange.            Street I Am first reported on the ban in this article

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UK Artist Passenger (Mike Rosenberg) World Tour

From Street Venues to Concert Halls

Touring the world is nothing new to British busker Mike Rosenberg but now his concerts will be heard in concert halls rather than parks and street corners.

With the release of his latest of 4 album efforts titled All the Little Lights he starts his tour in New Zealand moving on to Australia, the UK and Europe.

He says he has no plans to give up busking for good but it probably feels pretty good to headline for a change too.

For more on his tour and plans check out the article in  New Zealand’s 3 News

OR GO TO MIKE ROSENBURG’S WEB SITE.

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