Dear new “Pro Account” holder,

Thank you so, so much for joining up. You might not know it, but The Busking Project has been essentially a labour of love for years, so any show of appreciation by street performers is massively rewarding. The donations we get, the friendly emails, and now our “Pro” users… it all keeps us going.

Anyway, now what?

A LIST OF FESTIVALS WITH OPEN CALLS

You can now sign in and access the festivals page, which has all of the festivals you can currently apply to. These festivals are all over the world, for all kinds of performers, some huge, some small, some exclusively for buskers, others more for musicians, others for “street theatre”, and so on.

You’ll receive an email notification on the first of every month. This will be a friendly little ‘nudge’ to apply to more festivals, meaning you hopefully will never again forget to put your applications out there. We have plans to make the application part much easier, but that’s only if these pro accounts are popular enough!

 


MEMBERS-ONLY CHAT GROUP

We’ve set up a “Slack” chat group, where our members can hang out, chat with us, get support, see what we’re working on, test out features before they launch and vote on what we do (and develop) next. You’ll get an email invite soon after you’ve signed up. Slack is available on web and apps (on your phone or computers).

 


PERSONALISED URLS

The Unique IDs we’ve used so far have worked great – “busk.co/4891” fits perfectly on a sign. But, it’s hardly YOU. So, pro-account holders now have the ability to create personalised URLs (e.g. “busk.co/nick”)

 


MORE VISIBILITY

As you can see from the photo above, there are 342 musician street performers in London, the city where we have the most number of paying events. The profiles are sorted by the number of points it has, as determined by our algorithm. Becoming a member has just given you 300 points, so already you will be appearing higher up in search results!

 


CUSTOM DESIGNED SIGNAGE

We will pay our freelance designer (out of our pocket) to work with you to design a custom sign that matches your brand. Your colours, logo, layout, messaging… whatever you’d like to display in the street.

 


EXTRA RESOURCES & GOODIES

You’ll also get a gift: street music we’ve recorded, a book we wrote about the world of busking, beautiful high-res photos, info on busking licenses around the world, and hugs (thank you so much for supporting all the work we do)!

 


 

That’s it! And as always, you can email me if you have questions (although it’s probably best to come find me on Slack!)

Nick