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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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Sacramento gaining ground on west coast by BC on Aug 1, 2017
:banjo: (SACRAMENTO) Watch out San Francisco. The California capital is taking measures to encourage buskers and street-performers to entertain their fair city. Dozens of new murals...

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Galway and Ocean City debut new codes of busking by BC on Jun 6, 2017
:flasher: The Galway, Ireland busking community has published their own code of conduct ahead of the implementation of city council bylaws to regulate the activity. The code...

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Blues enthusiasts take note! by BC on Apr 1, 2017
:sax: (COSTA RICA) San Jose has buskers singing the blues. Avenida Blues, a traditional blues band in Costa Rica, is finding national resistance to their style of music and performing. The...

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San Antonio opens streets to buskers by BC on Jan 5, 2017
:accord: (SAN ANTONIO) The city of San Antonio, Texas has opened the streets to buskers and street performers. Also under re-consideration is nearby Market Square and La...

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Victory in York that keeps streets alive! by BC on Jul 1, 2015
:sax: (YORK) City Halls often see busking as a potential problem to be managed and restricted. The victory with the York City Council resulted in a document designed to encourage and welcome...

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RE: Blues enthusiasts take note! by Macknick on Jun 21, 2017
:tiphat: I would love to hook-up with you guys! I play and sing from Merle & Willie to Dylan and Steve Earle. But it's gotta have the blues baby! a lot of the old country...

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RE: 2013 Summer street performance tour by WorldsGreatest! on Feb 16, 2012
Since the laws change all the time, it's probably best to telephone the cities you're interested in from the link below and ask if there's going to be a problem.

Pitch list

GOOD...

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RE: Tombstone "the town to tough to die" by guitarman on Jan 6, 2012
Sometimes, we are forced to re-invent ourselves. Maybe you could get a few Allen St. shops to back a new Western theme. Perhaps a strolling musician dressed as a outlaw singing songs of the era - and livin' on Tombstone Time. There used to be a guy dressed completely in...

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RE: Buskers vs. Las Vegas for pitch on Strip by custardspie on Oct 1, 2009
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Suzi I think the going rate should be $100.000 per hour that you spent in Jail. Vegas makes enough money to pay 100x that for violating your Rights and Freedoms as an American.


If Anyone knows how to contact these true buskers can you please shoot us an email at...

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RE: Buskers vs. Las Vegas for pitch on Strip by custardspie on Oct 1, 2009
Don't Worry William, We Got your back!! This is Exactly what we look for!! Check out the" San Diego Silverman gives Rare interview" on youtube you'll see just a little of what we do

Link up With The Busker's Movement and We'll Meet you in Sin City to Document...

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