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	Here’s a business idea, inspired by an email from <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ujjayisoundsystem">Stephen Brown</a> today.
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	You know the “busker”, a person who entertains people in public places, while asking for money?
	What if we put that busking process online?
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	A website where videos of street musicians are collected all in one place, each with a PayPal link so anyone watching can give some money directly to that musician.
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	See a great musician playing on the street in Cuba, Argentina, Egypt, India, or anywhere else?
	Make the best recording you can with a video camera.
	When they take a break, find out if they have a website and a PayPal address.
	If so, write it down.
	If not, set them up with one.
	(If they don’t have email, set them up an email account first, then a PayPal account pointing to that email account, etc.  Write down the info for them.  Even if they can’t access it yet, they will some day.)
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	Then, with their permission, upload the video to YouTube with their name, exact location, and email in the metadata.
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	Then go to this website and make a page for them.  It only needs to ask a few things:
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	Performer’s name
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	Email address (linked to PayPal)
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	Exact location and date of performance
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	URLs where videos and photos can be found
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	Optional: text box for any other info you want to add
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	The site will automatically display the videos, and make a PayPal donate button that goes to the musician’s account.
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	Anything to add or change to this idea?
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