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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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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 Chicago

Chicago  is probably most well known for Blues and Soul music but Chicago also has a healthy Jazz, Rock and Hip Hop scene.

The Chicago Blues scene became popular in the early 1900s and continued to grow in popularity, the influx of migrant workers from the South to the industrial cities of the midwest and north east of The USA brought with them their musical traditions. The boom in the Blues and the introduction of Boogie Woogie gave Chicago a sound all of its own. Several record labels were set up to help get the music recorded and released to an expectant public, the most famous of these labels being Chess Records.

Jazz is still as popular today as it was decades ago. The annual Chicago Jazz Festival attracts artists from all over the USA and around the world.

Chicago has become the home of music festivals with several festivals throughout the year covering many different genres. Many of these festivals have been made possible by the funding given to them by the City, this is very encouraging that local Government are endeavoring to help keep music live in Chicago.

Chicago over the years have produced some major talent many of these artists have gone on to find National and International success; Benny Goodman, Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Warren Zevon, Curtis Mayfield, Paul Butterfield, Tom Paxton, Nils Lofgren, Chicago, Herby Hancock, Cheap Trick, Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) and Anastasia.

The Chicago 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 Chicago. You can find hundreds of Chicago musicians and bands looking for collaborators at Musical Exchanges - right here, right now. Chicago 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, Chicago 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 Chicago

Chicago can be proud of its musical history. Today the musicians of Chicago are able to play live in some great venues, from Stadiums, Arenas, Concert Halls, Clubs and bars spread all over the City, the most popular and well known venues being; United Center, Sears Center, Metro Chicago, Civic Opera House, Chicago Opera Theater, Congress Theater, Lincoln Hall, Park West, The Jazz Showcase, The Hideout and Green Mill. All theses live music venues and the numerous other venues around the City all provide a live music platform for not only the local talent of Chicago but also the visiting recording and touring artists.

The local Chicago 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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