Licensing Improves London’s Underground Performers

A scheme to license performers in London’s Underground is a success, and will be extended. “A trial period in which only officially approved buskers were allowed to perform in designated areas will continue until the end of the year. Organisers said there had been an 82% decrease in ‘busking-related’ police call-outs during the trial. There was less need for police to eject or arrest performers who blocked safety zones or abused staff, they said.”