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Metro increases security personnel to increase network musicians

State notes that deployed more private security guards and assistants system platforms. According to the artists, it has quadrupled the number of people who climb to play in the service.

“It’s an affordable way to make money, one your schedule is, you are your own boss. It is sacrificed, but do what I like, “says Sebastian Salazar, 19, who runs a year and a half Line 1 of Metro singing impromptu rap, while dozens of passengers hear it inside the heated wagons, to learn more please visit jtautosecurity.co.uk/

Despite his desire was to devote himself to music, this year will begin to study a technical career. “I will pay my studies with what I do,” he says.

Subway users have appreciated an increase in the number of artists that run this means looking for a tip during the last six months, especially at times when there is less congestion. From a soft jazz to reggaeton artists interpret, mostly young people who carts spaces are divided.

In fact, according to the musicians themselves, it has quadrupled the number of musicians that are uploaded to public transport. “When I came 15 people a day, now we are 70 on average,” adds Sebastian Salazar.

A situation that has not gone unnoticed by the state company. The general manager of Metro, Ruben Alvarado, said that the entry of artists wagons and platforms is prohibited as “undermine the security and quality of travel, as passengers can be beaten by any instrument if the train brake abruptly. ”

Because the number of artists has grown in recent months, the executive adds that “we constantly evictions” them. “We have increased security personnel, both private security guards and attendants on the platforms,” ​​he says.

Gains and showcase

The artists say that in one day they get a good result can earn $ 60,000 with public input. In other days, you can receive between $ 30 and $ 40 thousand.This means that toiling Monday through Friday, could eventually get more than the $ 600,000 salary.

Carlos Toro, who plays national folklore, last year worked as a truck driver.Times were extensive and his salary was insufficient to support his family.”I do well, music to me is profitable,” he says, adding that not only receives coins, it is usual to give tickets. “People have come to understand that one is not asking for money; one is delivering what he can do, “says Toro.

Performistas musicians and making presentations within the Metro sometimes see in this half a glass case, since there are few who are employed by the same passengers to play at events, pubs and restaurants.Toro, for example, says he and his family will visit Los Vilos, then was hired by a passenger who heard him and invited him to play.

According to police figures, fines artists grew by 81% between 2014 and 2015. One of them was Patricio Arredondo (23), who was banned last year by singing in the Metro. “Before coming up to the micros, but I changed my middle because more people walk here,” he says while waiting on board a train at the station Rodrigo Araya.

The young man says he paid $ 68,000 when they passed the infringement and that although has encountered guards let him finish the show, most of the time they take immediately. “At the end one can not be angry because they are doing their hits. But now people defend us, “he adds.

Among the passengers there are different views on this activity. Marcela Bastidas, who used daily Line 1, states that “one does not have the ability to go to shows, so listen beautiful songs when going traveling is valuable.”Aurora, passing Line 1, however, says that when “you’re tired in the afternoon, want quiet. Another thing that bothers is that when one does not give them a tip, they get angry and make it look “.