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What's wrong with the old fashioned way?

Find musicians to collaborate with - it sounds easy, but it can be a long and difficult task. When you start a band or join a band, you will be forgiven for thinking that it’s almost impossible to find musicians with the right attitude, the right ability, the right gear, the right age, the right availability in the right genre - all in the right place!

Sourcing musicians for your studio recording can be just as difficult. To achieve a pro recording you have to make a band work - you need the right band mix. Countless sessions have not achieved their full potential simply because members of the band wanted different things - musicians wanted their own vision fulfilled.

Of course, when you’re looking for a band it’s hard enough to find a band, but bands looking for you are having the same problems!

The music industry has always suffered these problems - until now

Having an imperfect bandmix would seem to be ‘just the way it is’ with careers in music...but not any longer...
Whether you are starting a band or want to join a band, Musical Exchanges’ ground-breaking MX Recruit is for you. Discovering local bands, aiming for a professional recording career or trying to find a player available for a one-off gig it couldn't be easier!
And don’t forget - your own ad in Musical Exchanges' MX Recruit means that a band looking for you has a much better chance of finding you.
The service works like a dating site. It compares your profile against those placed by other advertisers and quickly provides a shortlist of the most compatible matches.

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Musical Exchanges - It’s where the music industry goes to network! When you place your MX Recruit ad you will also be a member of MX Network. You will be included in your nearest local and regional MX Network group so that you can keep on top of what’s happening in your area. You may find a player available here too! This presents another great opportunity to build music relationships - a massive step forward compared with placing a musicians classified ad!

Live music in Australia

Australia is a melting pot of exciting and innovative music. In the same way Australian cuisine has become a world leader by taking the best elements of the western world and making it their own, Australian music has done the same creating a unique blend, developing a true Australian style.

Music in Australia can be traced back thousands of years. The music of indigenous Australians can still be heard today with the style and genre being protected and encouraged, the music traditions of a Country kept alive for a great Nation.

Whatever your musical taste, whatever musical genre you listen to you are able to find it played live in the Australian live music venues.

Folk, Folk-Rock bands and Country music thrive in Australia, the traditions and sounds of these genres formed decades ago have developed a style that is Australia, they are still as valid today as they ever were crossing over into other genres and influencing many of the Australian musicians of today.

In Australia during the 60’s radio stations had a unwillingness to play the R&B and Soul records that were coming over from America, this may have angered some American artists and labels but the Australian public had a desire to hear these songs, the result was many Australian musicians made great careers doing cover versions of the American classics.

Australian Rock and Pop music has produced many outstanding acts who after conquering Australia went on to find worldwide success. The history of this genre suffered a similar fete to the Soul genre with a complete radio ban due to a “pay to Play” scandal. Again this prompted a surge of Australian talent being signed by Independent record labels getting their records played and reaping the rewards.

Other genres to do well in Australia are Indie, Heavy Metal and Electronic & Dance music, these genres heavily influenced by US & British bands have created huge success and gained an avid following not only in Australia but elsewhere around the Globe.

Jazz music has also fared well following a reduction in popularity in the 70’s Jazz music has been enjoying a bit of a resurgence in the last 25 years. Many Jazz clubs around the country do good business and help bring Jazz to an expectant public.

Classical music is not the first genre you think of when Australia is mentioned, however Australia has a great tradition in Classical music. Throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries Australia produced many great Classical musicians. Today every State has their own Symphony and Chamber Orchestras. The introduction of a National Classical music radio Station in 1976, ABC Classic FM, helped bring Classical music to the masses, today with listening figures of over a million people.

Australia has been responsible for some major talent who became very successful in Australia and some who went on to find success on a worldwide stage; Nellie Melba, Slim Dusty, Johnny O’Keefe, The Bushwacker Band, Nick Cave, AC/DC, Jimmy Barnes, Midnight Oil, INXS, Men at Work, Air Supply, Crowded House, Powderfinger, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Kylie Minogue, Jason Donavon, Natalie Imbruglia, Danni Minogue, The Wiggles and Cody Simpson.

Musicians wanted in Australia. You can find hundreds of Australian musicians and bands looking for collaborators at Musical Exchanges - right now. 

The Australia music community is alive and well covering all music genres, symphony orchestra, pop groups, jazz bands, rock bands and of course indie bands. Australia is home to several recording studios encouraging many of the cities available musicians to make a good living as session musicians.

Forming bands is something that happens in every town, in every Country around the world, musicians joining together, networking and working towards putting a new project before the public, Australia is no different and there has been no better time to form a band than now and help increase the size of the music community in your area.

Live music venues in Australia

Australia has nearly 4,000 live music venues spread over the country, these range from Stadiums to Arenas and from Concert Halls to Bars and Clubs.
Importantly live music in Australia contributes a staggering $2 Billion to the Australia economy, last year 42 million people attended nearly 330,000 gigs across the country.
Australia is the proud home of some excellent live music venues;
Sydney
The Sydney Opera House, The Annandale, The Enmore
Perth
The Challenge Stadium, The Perth Concert Hall
Adelaide
The Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Norwood Concert Hall
Melbourne
Rod Laver Arena, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, The Tote
Brisbane
The Suncorp Stadium, The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Tivoli

These and all the other venues across Australia all provide a live music platform for not only the Cities musicians but also the visiting recording and touring artists.

Musical Exchanges

Singers wanted, bass player wanted or drummer wanted? Placing an old fashioned text-based 'drummer needed' ad somewhere and then praying just doesn't cut it any longer. Bands looking for a singer, a guitarist wants to find a band. Bands wanted a solution and now they have it. Musical Exchanges provides a fast, efficient and affordable solution when you want to find musicians for hire, either local musicians or further afield. You may have had difficulty finding musicians wanted or when looking for a drummer. Band members wanted to hire musician and so MX Recruit provides that ultra-convenient service! Looking for a bassist? No problem! If you are a bass player available for work or a guitarist available for a specific period of free dates, you could list in a 'bass players available' column, or try the 'Forming new band' route - but it's always very hit and miss. There is no faster way to find a band looking for a guitarist or looking for a keyboard player than on MX
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