See below for information on obtaining flyers and Rules of Conduct pamphlets.
For New York City’s subway performers, signage is an on-going concern. Many riders — and some officials — mistakenly believe the promotional banners offered by MTA agency Music Under New York [MUNY] to be a legal requirement. Unfortunately, the mistaken belief that MUNY banners are “permits” can and does lead to arrests.
Our response, developed in tandem with The Busking Project, is a promotional banner for freelancers. It provides much-needed visual support, a strong and correct sense of legitimacy, and complies fully with MTA regulations.
The banners give freelancers much-needed protection from harassment and wrongful arrest. (They also refer back to busker profiles on The Busking Project, which can be used to develop relationships with fans, to sell recordings, and gain gigs). To obtain a laminated copy of the banner with tile-friendly suction-cups, fill out our Busker Sign-Up Form — The Busking Project will mail your banner free of charge..
You can now also print informational flyers (front/back). They are printable and foldable, four to a page, so that volunteers can easily disseminate information about buskers’ rights. Lastly, the MTA rules pamphlet is available from the MTA — and we are also happy to mail them out, free of charge, to subway performers in New York City. Just contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.