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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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Next to nothing and probably more than nothing in a small town or area. According to what you mwant though.
idk i think you had to get through some sort of years in high school.. Sonny Moore from From First to Last was only 15 when he started touring
be able play an instrument reasonably well
Practice and rehearsing
you should go on the tamagotchi information web site
Many, Many famous musicians have appeared on the program. Two that immediately come to mind are Yo Yo Ma and Tim McGraw.
There is the old joke that fits this question. The answer to it is the same as to your question: Practice, man... Practice.
It says on his Wikipedia page that he was really interested in music as a kid, studied it, then proceeded to become a professional musician.
Both his father and his grandfather were musicians so he was born into the profession.
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.
In The Beatles
I think they all had at least a little bit of a musical influence growing up. Paul's father played the piano, and John's mother taught him some things on the banjo. But they b…asically taught themselves, and would share among themselves and with other friends chords and notes they had learned, just a few at a time.
Festival of Street Musicians was created in 2001.