This is an interesting developing story, [sorry the music recording quality's not that good ]
This guy's being playing in Brighton for years, he rocks. A local
guitar bigwig came across him, filmed him playing, put it on youtube and
it got a squidillion hit's.
So the bigwig went back and gave this busker about 80-100 quid which was what the hit's on his blog had generated.
Filmed that, put it on youtube, rinse -repeat.
Then took Andrew Niel [the busker] back to his place and gave him a
choice of about 6 guitars to try out and have one as a gift,
filmed-youtube, rinse repeat.
Then set him up with his own youtube channel and he's just starting out on the busking-youtube adventure. He doesn't have huge numbers but he's attracting heavy hitters, Muddy Waters has subscribed.
I hope it goes well for him. As you can see he's just giving his camera
to people to film him at this early stage and his helper stuck a finger
over the mike at some points but it's early days.
check out his channel.