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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...
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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 Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to many of the major record labels in the United States. LA known as the world capital of movie making is also extremely proud, and rightly so, of its music business. 

The 60’s was an exciting time to be in Los Angeles and to be part of the music business. Around this time the Sunset Strip was a hotbed of forming bands all developing their own sound and style. Venues up and down the strip resounded to the sounds of The doors, The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield. 

Although not as widely reported or acknowledged as important as the New York punk scene Los Angeles was home to a considerable punk movement in the mid 70’s. Around the same time the Los Angeles rock scene was beginning to flourish, the band Toto formed in the City and were getting huge radio airplay. 

This domination of the rock world continued into the 80’s with bands such as Guns ‘N’ Roses, Motley Crue and Van Halen. New bands were emerging all the time and as the decade changed to the 90’s bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Korn, Slayer and Metallica emerged from the Los Angeles area to continue the trend.

The 90’s was also the time Hip Hop and Gangsta Rap came to the fore from what had been an underground movement, solo artists Dr Dre, Ice Cube and Snoop Dogg all from LA helped to establish Los Angeles as a center for African American musical progression.

As the 20th Century gave way to the 21st Los Angeles continued to deliver quality music, never a place to keep repeating itself, Los Angeles became the major US City for Rave. The electronic and rave scene that was developing incorporating Drum & bass, Dub-step and House found an audience that was open and helped explode the scene on a national level. Major festivals like The Daisy Carnival Festival and Hard Fest attract over 100,000 fans making them the largest dance music festivals in the world.

Many world famous musicians and bands started their illustrious careers in Los Angeles, after finding success in the California area going on to find National and international success; Herb Alpert, Etta james, Richie Valens, Ry Cooder, David Crosby, Jan & Dean, Micky Dolenz,  Steve Lukather, Randy Newman, Beck, Natalie Cole, Snoop Dogg, Josh Groban, Patrice Rushen and Meg White to Name check just a few.

Los Angeles is not only a place for Rock, Indie, and dance music LA is home to the 4th largest opera company in Northern America; Los Angeles Opera Company formed in 1996 continues today to produce Opera of the highest quality but what is more important is their education program taking Opera to the schools putting on performances and holding summer ‘Opera Camps’. The Los Angeles Opera Company is run by 2 legends of the classical music world; Placido Damingo is the General Director and James Conlon is the music director.

The Los Angeles music community is alive and well covering all music genres, symphony orchestra, pop groups, jazz bands, rock bands and of course indie bands. Musicians wanted in Los Angeles. You can find hundreds of Los Ageles musicians and bands looking for collaborators at Musical Exchanges - right here, right now. Los Angeles 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, musicians joining together, networking and working towards putting a new project before the public, Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles

As befits a City of such musical prominence Los Angeles can be proud of its live music venues, some of the more well known venues are; The Greek Theatre, Staples Center, Hollywood Bowl, The House of Blues, The Roxy, Backstage Bar & Grill, Echoplex and The Music Box. These venues and the other Los Angeles venues all provide a live music platform for not only the local Los Angeles talent but also the visiting recording and touring artists.

The local Los Angeles music scene is well supported and promoted in various online websites promoting valuable music services to the industry and helping to inform the public of upcoming gigs.

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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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