THE BUSKING PROJECT

We exist to promote, celebrate and defend buskers with tech, advocacy, research and opportunities.

We help fans find amazing performers, and we help buskers get business.

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Our Technology: BuSK

BuSK is a website and mobile app that gives people the the ability to find, tip and connect with street performers all over the world.

Easy way to find talent & great experiences everywhere.

A searchable, interactive, global map of buskers. But not only that, you can listen to their music, Enjoy their videos and read the stories of the best unsigned talent on the planet.

FIND BUSKERS NEAR YOU

Buy their music
before they are famous

CDS aren’t cool any more. With our mobile website, you  can buy and download music from the best unsigned street artists straight to your phone.

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Hire Buskers for events

Buskers learn how to engage people in SECONDS. 

These internationally touring, highly professional performers are perfect for your next event!

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Mobile tips on the street

We provide an easy, secure way of tipping buskers if you’re not carrying cash. Stripe, our secure payment system (trusted by Unicef, Kickstarter and Facebook), makes it easy and safe to tip the busker using your card.

Just enter your card details once, and from then on it’s one-click, just like dropping a tip in a hat (but without the need for a trip to the ATM)

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CONNECT WITH BUSKERS…

This is your backstage pass to the street. Get the latest stories and stay in touch with your favourite performers.

CHOOSE BUSKING, AND EXPERIENCE THE AUTHENTIC ARTISTS IN YOUR CITY.

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ADVOCACY, RESEARCH, OPPORTUNITIES

We’re not just a tech company.
We’re art lovers, writers, producers, researchers and activists

A tailored App for ANY Arts Festival!

Our app helps the performers earn more, while giving your audiences a digital guide to who’s performing where and when. We can create an interactive map of your festival, including vendors and sponsors, while recording demographic and usage data (useful for future grant applications). It’s great for the artists, great for your audience and makes managing a festival easier.

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Your brand: a new twist

Buskers make an activation memorable, an event unique, a party special. They’re the most engaging artists on the planet, and will interact with your audience in a way that others cannot. We’ve curated parties, gone on tour in Eastern Europe, filmed a music video in Singapore, run competitions and found performers all over the world for clients. Get in touch – no event is too big or too small.

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Helping your city with its busker “problem”

Many major cities all over the world are discussing how to manage mixed-use spaces with different and often competing key stakeholders. Shops, businesses, residents, pedestrians, tourists, traffic – somewhere in amongst them all fit street performers. We can help you work out what works best, what compromises need to be made and how to encourage a vibrant, successful and popular street performance atmosphere.

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Urban. Arty. Cool. Content

We filmed buskers in 30 countries on 5 continents, to put together visually stunning videos of street performers around the world. In every city we found buskers creating beautiful, bizarre, alternative and moving moments of artistic serendipity on street corners everywhere. Our films are taken from 300 hours of footage taken on the road.

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CLIENTS WE’VE WORKED WITH BEFORE

OUR
SOCIAL
MISSION

Buskers create vibrant cities. They bring in tourists. They keep people in town for longer. And they improve city walkability. Busking is a art form that supports artists in a venue that’s open to people of all backgrounds. Busking also brings people from social and economic exclusion to a place of inclusion. We’ve seen beggars empty their cups into the hats of buskers because it’s the only live performance they ever get to see. Our app is helping us with our research into the social and economic benefits busking provides to cities.

Our policy research has been used by buskers on three continents. We work (for free) with busker advocates around the world, to raise awareness, help get signatures for petitions, get media attention, build a structure for busker groups, film their Kickstarter promos and donate legal fees.