Could classical musicians survive playing in the Metro?

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Could classical musicians survive playing in the Metro?

Post  pinhedz on Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:54 am

Joshua Bell tried playing for change in a Washington DC Metro station during rush hour. In 45 minutes, he made about $40.00 dollars.

That's about as much as Jane Gilday (aka Queen Jane) makes playing on the street in New Jersey.

Josh said that in a pinch he could get by with that pay rate.


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Re: Could classical musicians survive playing in the Metro?

Post  eddie on Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:02 am

Are buskers on the Washington DC Metro obliged to be licensed, as the requirement now is on the London Underground?

I have no idea who conducts the LU busking auditions or what criteria must be satisfied before a licence is issued.

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Re: Could classical musicians survive playing in the Metro?

Post  pinhedz on Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:42 am

Youtoober says:

"The documentary also hopes to provoke change in D.C. by lobbying local leaders to implement a sustainable street artists program so that they can perform without being harassed and arrested."


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