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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