Street Music


Associate Professor Paul Watt

This Research Group 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 aligns with the United Nation’s 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.


Past Conferences

Funded by the Monash Research Accelerator Program an International Conference on Street Music was held on 8–9 December 2014.
View the conference program.