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Are London Street buskers being ‘criminalised’?

Are London Street buskers being ‘criminalised’?

Art, Film, Music, musicians, Uncategorized
The streets of London are a stage to all aspiring musicians. However, with the recent introductory of busking licences in Camden a concern for the future of busking has emerged. Isn't it amazing how the streets of London curate symphonies with melodies, sounds and voices of different musicians? For years London has been a hub for the live music scene. Famous artists such as Ed Sheeran and Robin Williams are amongst those who started off their careers as buskers. So, be aware, next time you walk past a busker. They may be the very next star. However recently Camden council fined Beatboxer Fredy Garcia £1000 for busking without a license. Camden Town, well known for it's musicality has been criticised for it's controversial busking regulations. Street musician Jonnie Walker,
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