#1
Has anyone here tried busking (being a street musician)? See, I'm unemployed and I am currently trying to get a band together but in the meantime I thought about bringing my Washburn and playing a few songs for an hour or two every couple of days to make some money. Do you think it would pay well? Can anyone here speak from experience? I'm tired of that creepy 35 yr old potential pedophile guy playing "Hotel California" all the time! I'm sure I'll make more money than he does and much more money than my previous job as a Starbucks barista making 8 bucks an hour (Don't ask, it was absolute hell) Also I thought it might be fun and I could make money. Thoughts?
#2
I hear that busking requires a liscence in some areas, something to consider.
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#3
do it
i did and made 20 bucks for 2 hours, just make sure its a public place and play something that the general public would know.
oh and make sure your playing it well.
#5
Do it after the bars get out, like 2 am here. People will give you tons of money. Also, can you sing?
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#6
if you're in an upscale urban area, jazzy or bluesy is usually the way to go.
#7
Play popular songs, not of today, but the 80's and 90's, and you will make money.

Don't play Hannah Montana songs or Taylor Swift unless you're busking outside of a High School.

Play things like Wonderwall, American Pie, Tears In Heaven, etc
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#9
i like busking, when i do it it's usually performance art invovling me banging some girl on a street corner while plaing a badly out of tune version of "sweet home alabama" over and over again.
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#10
pay depends on where you are. try to get in the tubes in london.
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#11
it does

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Do it after the bars get out, like 2 am here. People will give you tons of money. Also, can you sing?


yeah when i was at uni i used to go out and party and nick out early to get my guitar and play between 2.30 and 3.30. those were the days.
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yeah when i was at uni i used to go out and party and nick out early to get my guitar and play between 2.30 and 3.30. those were the days.


excellent idea
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