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How to find musicians in Vancouver - FAST!

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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.

MX Pro-Tip!

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 Vancouver

The music of Vancouver is as diverse as the population. This mix of diverse cultural backgrounds has had a direct influence on the music to be heard coming out of Vancouver. 

Vancouver has a rich musical history stretching back to the 1920’s, this tradition has continued to the present day. The 60’s had a strong Folk music base with American influenced R&B by the end of the decade. The 70’s saw numerous British and American superstar bands visiting Canada and Vancouver was a stop off point for many of these bands, the resulting influence on the musicians of Vancouver was immense with several new bands forming recreating the sound of world Rock with a Canadian twist. The Punk movement in Vancouver was instrumental in spreading the genre to the rest of the Country. The 80’s saw many artists from Vancouver find huge success on the world stage and indeed these performers were now collaborating with and influencing other musicians around the world.

As with other major Canadian Cities Vancouver embraced any new musical fashion and made it their own and pursuing it after other territories had moved on to the next thing. This has what has made the local Vancouver music scene such an eclectic mix of styles and genres, long may it continue.

Vancouver and the surrounding areas have produced some major talent who found success in Vancouver and on a national and international stage, artists like; Bryan Adams, Matthew Good, Sarah McLachlan, Michael Buble, Daniel Powter and Nickleback.

Vancouver is the proud home of The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

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

Vancouver has many musical genres available for the music loving audiences and as such have many venues where live music can be heard most nights of the week. Some of the more well known venues are; BC Place Stadium, GM Place Stadium, The Rickshaw Theatre, The Vogue Theatre, The Orpheum Theatre, Media Club, Cobalt, Commodore Ballroom, Railway Club, Backstage Lounge, Yale, Jericho Folk Club and The Cellar Jazz Club.

The local Vancouver 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.

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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