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How do you become a street musician in Chicago?
Becoming a "licensed" street musician in Chicago is fairly easy. Of course, the Chicago streets, avenues and alleyways are performance stages for a variety of talented musicians, as well as some of dubious musical ability. The serious men and women who want to entertain passers-by and who want to draw a crowd know that it's best to get a Chicago street munsicians licences from City Hall. The always friendy and knowledgable persons who man the information desk just inside the LaSalle Street enterence will gladly direct you to the right department. Street musician's are regulated by Chicago City Ordinance, Municipal Code 4-268. There is a fee of $100.00 that is renewable. While you're forking over the fee, you should inquire about the following from the desk clerk: (1) What do you need to know about potential taxes? You may (and, then again, may not) be responsible for paying amusement taxes and/or a use tax for non-titled personal propery. (2) For what length of time is the license in force? When is it re-newable? How much is the renewal fee? (3) Can I obtain a list, or descriptions, where I can perform? I'm not a licensed Chicago street musician, but I want to be. I've known a couple entertainers who started out on the sidewalks. I suppose it's good practice for standing in front of an audiance. One thing I've noticed is that licensed musicians almost always wear their street performer photo identification card. These are the people for whom I'd rather drop a buck or two. They're probably doing more that just pan-handling. They're sincerely displaying their talents (think the movie ONCE). So, in summary - Talent, Fee, Place. That's about all you need, but you really need all three. Best of luck out there. [Please note that my information came from the City of Chicago's web site and from personal experience.]
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Simple....You Practice! PRACTICE! PRAACTICE! Then you meet other musicians and practice with them and bounce ideas, or go solo, and then put videos on youtube, play every venu…e that will take you, play on the streets for people, CONTEST, American Idol, X Factor, The Voice, America's Got Talent, ANYTHING!!! If you truely were born to become a famous musician, then you will. Remember everyone that helped you along the way, help your family when your makin big bucks, and influence the youth Positively, NEVER GIVE UP but most importantly... Don't be scared. You have to understand that You have a God given talent and people wish they had the same so their going to Love You no matter what, just dont be a bigot and get big headed and unappreciative of your fans.... I know thats how I messed up.
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According to the Encyclopedia of Chicago, by the 1990s, there were 54,600 miles of streets and roads, including expressways.
East 138th Street.
According to the book "Streetwise Chicago:A History of Chicago Street Names" by Don Hayner and Tom McNamee (published in 1988), Paulina Street was named by real estate develop…er Reuben Taylor in honor of his wife Paulina Taylor. The pronunciation of the "i" in Paulina Street is long, as in the word "eye" and thus is pronounced differently from the standard pronunciation of Pauline, which of course is pronounced as a long "e." Reuben and Paulina Tayler's name is spelled with an "e", not an "o". Confirm at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago. Gerrit Dangremond, descendant.
Mozart was influenced greatly by his father, Leopold, and at the age of seven he was composing songs and playing for the king. He had little money, so the thought of payment g…reatly increased how much he composed and played.
Skills Required to Be a Musician * Patience * Good sense of timing and rhythm * Devloping an ear for the Pitch of different notes * Most Important, the motivation… to Practice * this next point is not needed to be a 'play by ear' musician * Being able to read and interperet sheet music and various musical symbols * Have a good voice that people will love * Loves to sing, play instruments, etc.
According to government data about 250,000 people paid taxes as musicians in the U.S. last year, which is about 0.1% of the U.S. population. That's not nearly enough if you as…k me. Technology may start helping though. Sites like whosdoing.com/music are just getting started but are an awesome free resource and should help musicians find each other. Hopefully that means there will be more bands getting formed.
Two blocks before Western.
If you mean anyone who plays any instrument, way less than 1%. People who make It through all the grades and win international competitions at a very early age may not even b…ecome successful professionals! Only the BEST of the BEST make it all the way! It seems ridiculous to say so when there are so many professionals out there, but it is true.
around 14-16 years cause u have to learn to play an instrument or sing