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The busking scene in London

The busking scene in London

Art, Music
“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible,” once said Frank Vincent Zappa, a distinctive composer, electric guitar player and band leader. From the first Rock Bands of 1950s to modern Pop all over London’s famous clubs and bars, every genre found a hip designated place. But if art continued following norms, it wouldn’t be an inspiration for the queer minded. Streets of London are witness to the beautiful breakdown of a norm. Yes, we are talking about the busking scene. Buskers are musicians, singers, composers and writers who bring their talent out of a hugely commercial world, and onto the streets. It’s sometimes surprising to see how they draw an enthusiastic audience within moments on a busy Monday evening. Jack is one such busker who performs at Picadilly Cir
Is busking becoming a crime in London?

Is busking becoming a crime in London?

Culture, News
London's busking culture might be at risk as musicians face new council legislation. Tighter regulations and a growing number of prosecutions are putting the future of busking in London at risk. Camden council introduced new regulations in 2014, allowing fines of up to £1,000 and confiscation of equipment. Beatboxer champion Fredy Beats, who found inspiration in Camden’s legendary music scene, was the first to be persecuted for busking without licence: “We didn’t know it was that difficult to get the licence accepted, they have some restrictions 5w amplifiers or no amplifier sound when they say in their policies that they want to promote artists and musicians. They don’t even have a decibel metre to measure the actual noise.” He said. In a statement Camden Councillor, Jona