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The Street Music Research Unit studies street music in all its forms, historical and contemporary. We are interested to learn why people busk, and where they busk and the role that festivals, government regulation and technology play in buskers’ livelihoods.

Our scholarship and advocacy align with the United Nations Sustainable Action 2015 Goal 11, ‘Make cities safe, resilient and sustainable. We endeavour to work with industry partners and regulators to advocate for the rights and cultural significance of busking.

From the Director of Research

Welcome to the Street Music Research Unit. My aim is to help you in the work you undertake in street music, by connecting you with leading international scholars. If you are a graduate student, professor, author, festival producer, a community advocate who wants to know more about what we do and how we can help with your research or advocacy, get in touch and let’s connect!