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.co

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

An easy way to find (and hire) unique talent everywhere

Post your event and our staff “busker hunter” will help you find a unique performer for your event in any city of the world.

HIRE A BUSKER

Buy their music
before they are famous

CDS are dying, streaming is ruining the music industry. On busk.co, you can buy and download music from the best unsigned street artists, straight to your phone.

EXPLORE OUR MUSICSELL YOUR MUSIC

Mobile tips in the street

Using “Stripe”, we provide an easy, secure way of tipping buskers with Apple Pay and Android Pay, PayPal and cards. And we don’t take a commission.

PAYMENTS AND SECURITYREAD ABOUT STRIPE

The complete package…

Your bio, social networks, photos, videos and music all on one web page, giving your profile on busk.co everything you’d need from an Electronic Press Kit.

Even better, the profiles are mobile-friendly, making them perfect for selling music and getting tipped in the street. This is the ultimate busker digital package!

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Busking is a Social Good

Buskers create vibrant cities, bring in tourists, entertain people of all backgrounds and improve city walkability. This art form brings people from social and economic exclusion to a place of inclusion.

That’s why we celebrate buskers and support them with our research, advocacy, getting media attention and financing their campaigns.

OUR SOCIAL MISSION

A “COMMUNITY INTEREST” COMPANY

We are a Community Interest Company (CIC), dedicated to one community: street performers.

A tailored website for your Festival!

We know how difficult it is to create a festival website. So, we’ve developed a template to create complex, powerful websites for outdoor festivals in a matter of hours(!) including an interactive map and schedule, vendors, sponsors, security info, a place to sell your festival guide. 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 interactive, an event unique, a party special. They’re the most engaging artists on the planet. For clients of all sizes, we’ve curated events, gone on tour in Eastern Europe, filmed a music video in Singapore, run competitions, produced festivals and found performers all over the world – no event is too big or too small.

LET’S TALK

A Member-led Organisation

Our paid members get more visibility, hired for more events and useful tools and goodies. But they also get a say in what our company does – they join the conversation in our Slack channel, they suggest and vote on features we develop. Buskers lead the direction we take.

BECOME A MEMBERREAD ABOUT MEMBERSHIP

Urban. Arty. Cool. Content

We filmed buskers in 30 countries on 5 continents, creating hundreds of 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.

SEE OUR JOURNEY

CLIENTS WE’VE WORKED WITH BEFORE

OUR
MANTRA

Buskers are buskers; there is no difference between one and another, regardless of discipline, reputation or number of years spent busking. Everyone gets an equal say.

However, we will endeavour to ensure balance by having the same number of circle and non-circle show performers as members and board directors.

We will not show preference for the needs of “our” buskers over the needs of other buskers – we are here to help the entire busking community.

We are not a union or a “busker association”. We do not want, seek or claim any form of political power in any location. We are simply a membership organisation.

We will keep all members informed of our actions and our plans, we will ask members for help in making decisions, and we will endeavour to meet our members’ needs.

We are 100% transparent about how money is spent and raised, how we use our time/resources and who’s involved, from employees to clients to members.

We hope street performers will approach us. But, when we see anti-busking policies, we may approach local buskers to see if they want our help.

We will never speak FOR street performers, but we will give street performers help in having a voice, and having their voices heard.

We do not get involved in local pitch disputes – local buskers sort out local issues.


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