<![CDATA[Busker Central Living the Life Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=random_blogs&feed=ATOM&limit=5&c=2&sid=515fa964736c65447b242f98e07b3c69 2018-08-14T13:23:59-04:00 <![CDATA[Busker Alley releases 1 hour HD feature on Blu-ray]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=120&c=2&sid=515fa964736c65447b242f98e07b3c69 2012-05-04T00:21:36-04:00 2012-05-04T00:21:36-04:00 (BOULDER) In a technological breakthrough, Busker Alley has just released "Sideshow!", the first busker one-hour feature film on Blu-ray disc including the docu-comedy "Those Bloody Buskers".
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"SideShow!" has been shot in HD and features dozens of buskers and street-performers dancing across the city's pitches for our entertainment pleasure. For you clothes-horses, it also features some of the best-dressed buskers in the world.

Returning to it's roots, Busker Alley has been shooting footage since it's inception in 1995 all within the context of busking and street-performing. They initially went to HD internet display in 2007 followed by a High-Definition AVCHD disc in 2009.

Produced by Zoobie, the full version Blu-ray disc is a prelude to the online movie "Busker Alley"...

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<![CDATA[Austin to pay buskers to perform]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=207&c=2&sid=515fa964736c65447b242f98e07b3c69 2018-01-01T14:30:53-05:00 2018-01-01T14:30:53-05:00 (TEXAS) Austin is using a bankroll of $150,000 in private funds from site developer Trammel Crow to create a Busking Pilot Program in the new Green Water development in the Seaholm District downtown.
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“Busking is a hugely overlooked art form. From it, you can gain exposure, a surprisingly diverse fan base, other paid performance opportunities, paid practice time in front of a live audience, and perhaps make enough to live on. Many benefits can be gained from an underrated thing such as street performance if you really work at it. It is definitely something that every artist should take advantage of especially where it is open for anyone and everyone.”

The music office plans to pay musicians to perform at the development each weekend for a full year. They are currently accepting applications from street mus...

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<![CDATA[Shivering Naked Cowboy needs clothes quick]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=75&c=2&sid=515fa964736c65447b242f98e07b3c69 2010-03-05T00:13:57-05:00 2010-03-05T00:13:57-05:00 (TAMPA) It was 52 degrees outside as people scurried around downtown to eat lunch today.
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Donning his full uniform — a cowboy hat, boots, tight white briefs and a strategically placed guitar — he sang and danced as onlookers approached him for photos and autographs.

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<![CDATA[Melbourne’s best busker crowned]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=92&c=2&sid=515fa964736c65447b242f98e07b3c69 2010-11-01T00:57:09-04:00 2010-11-01T00:57:09-04:00 (MELBOURNE) Locals were treated to a musical feast when 10 very different performers competed for the title of Melbourne’s best busker.
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Sounds ranging from a homemade flute to the Tibetan guitar flooded City Square rousing smiles, applause, and dancing from passersby.

The public voted with their wallets donating to the bucket of their favourite busker.

Guitarist and singer Jenny Biddle (shown above) raised the most money and took home the mantle of the city’s best busker and a cheque for $1000.

The event - Street Change - was held as part of the Melbourne Music festival to raise money for homelessness charities - the Lighthouse Foundation and Home Ground Services.

The event was organised by the Rotary Club of Melbourne Park.

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<![CDATA[Buskers take hit with economy]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=16&c=2&sid=515fa964736c65447b242f98e07b3c69 2008-11-16T19:44:05-05:00 2008-11-16T19:44:05-05:00 It's survival of the fittest as some resort to dirty tactics in face of stiffer competition.

Outwit, outplay, outlast.
That motto from TV reality series Survivor also holds true for the buskers in Orchard Road.

The current economic downturn is certainly not music to their ears as they have seen takings drop in recent months.

If that's not enough of a worry, they also have to fend off competition from both legitimate and illegal buskers.

But more of that later. For now, the downturn is a more worrisome test of survivor skills.

Take the case of Mr Donald Wee, 51, who strums the guitar near Shaw House.

'More people are donating coins instead of $5 or $10 notes,' he lamented.

He used to earn about $100 in two hours but can net only $40 now. The former security guard went into busking four years ago when he could not find another job after he was arrested for fighting....

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