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Buskers take hit with economy by BC on Nov 16, 2008
:scrooge: 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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Musicians: How to Start Busking by BC on Feb 1, 2020
:accord: (WWW) It's deja vu all over again with ways to get muses off to a good start busking and street-performing. Musicians are the most popular type of busker simply...

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Busker Central celebrates it's 15th year! by BC on Jan 1, 2020
:party: :party: (WWW) It's hard to believe that it was 15 years ago today that the mouse...

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The world's biggest performing arts festival! by BC on Dec 2, 2019
:drool: (SHARJAH) Get ready for the world's largest performing arts festival running from January 16 to February 1, 2020! Sharjah is a place known for it's arts and crafts and is...

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Seven secrets of street performers by BC on Nov 6, 2019
:sax: (WWW) Let's take a look at some tips for the most popular type of busker - the musician. On the website sonicbids.com, there are tons of links to articles about muses honing their...

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Singapore busking scene thriving by BC on Sep 1, 2019
:tongue: (SINGAPORE) An article on Singapore's TodayOnline website examines busking and braving the elements and social prejudice. Indeed, busking is not for the faint-hearted....

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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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