Barcelona authorities are planning to hold a contest in the beginning of 2017 to give out licenses for street musicians. The last time this happened was in 2015. There are currently 118 musicians who can legally work on the streets. They are only allowed to play in strictly designated places, mostly within the OldTown (the complete list consists of 21 streets and squares), for up to 2 hours a day and five days a week. The authorities are planning to increase the number of official musical locations not only in the centre, but on the outskirts as well.