MUSICIANS who want to be buskers in Madrid need to be tested for their musical skills before taking to the streets.
Buskers can no longer be anyone with a tin whistle and a drum, the city of Madrid will only allow real musicians onto its streets.
Players must bring a CV and play in front of a panel of judges.
The panel is made up of members of the Music and Museums Department of Madrid Town Hall, and will grant free one-year permits to musicians who they deem to be a cultural asset for the city.
Playing hours in Spain’s capital will also be restricted to 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the winter period and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. during the summer months.