I don’t have any plans for a drastic career change, and I am far too insecure about my guitar playing abilities to ever do this out in the open, but whenever I see folks busking on the street I wonder: Is it really as easy as finding a nice corner, drop a few coins in your guitar case to inform folks of the general idea and start playing? For instance, do you need a license? Or approval from the local guild of street musicians? Are there written or unwritten rules about where and when (for instance, not to close to other buskers)? Do buskers each have their own turf? How do you select a good spot? How long does your set list need to be? Are there minimum requirements on skills or equipment? How much can you expect to make, and how does this depend on weather and other circumstances? Does it pay to form a duo/trio/more? Does amplification increase revenue? Also, if you have any busking war stories, please feel free to share.