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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!
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!
Do you have what it takes to join my band? A question that has been asked many times. It does not matter how good you are or how perfect you would be if a potential band can’t see it in your advert. How you sell yourself in an advert can be the difference between being an influence on the British live music scene or forever practicing in your bedroom. With several text based musicians wanted classified ad sites around it is difficult to be found, whereas an advert on MX Recruit can be your virtual audition; text space to sell yourself and the ability to add photos, MP3 sound and video files of you playing all help to change the question from, Do you have what it takes to join my band? to How can my band do without this guy?
The British music scene is respected all over the world not only because of past glories, the British invasion of the 60’s and 80’s launched the careers of several musicians to international stardom.
The British music scene has had a huge influence of the on the music from rest of the world, effectively changing the face of popular music forever.
The introduction of music videos, of which British bands were at the forefront, along with the launch of MTV and a slowness to react to the new market medium by American artists who failed to produce videos for their singles. allowed British artists to get a foot in the door and effectively take over the US charts, evidence of this can be seen in the amazing statistic one week in May 1985, 8 out of the top 10 singles was by a British artist.
The UK music scene both past and present has always excelled in producing quality music from many different genres mirroring the multicultural background of the population.
In classical music, the 19th & 20th centuries produced pieces of work that are still valid today, still listened to and still performed at concerts. In these modern times in what has been described as a ‘disposable’ society it is hard to believe that venues built in 1858 (Covent Gardens Royal Opera House) and 1878 (The Royal Albert Hall) are still being used today. The staying power of the classical music fraternity is backed up by the fact that orchestra formed in the 1800’s are still going strong today; The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (1840), The Halle Orchestra (1858) and The Scottish Orchestra (1891 - renamed The Royal Scottish Orchestra in 1950).
The UK music community is alive and well covering all music genres, symphony orchestra, Operatic Societies, pop groups, jazz bands, rock bands and of course indie bands. UK is home to hundreds of recording studios encouraging many of the nations available musicians to make a good living as session musicians.
Forming bands is something that happens in every Town and City in every Country around the world, musicians joining together, networking and working towards putting a new project before the public, in the UK there has never been a better time to form a band than now and help increase the size of the music community in your area.
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Live Music venues in the UK
Over the last few years changes have been taking place in the recording industry, the way people buy their music and how and where they listen to their music. The days of the big recording contract have gone and with the increase in online sales direct to the public have reduced the amount of record shops and resulted in an increase in various types of media players being made available.
The biggest change to have come about is the increase in live music being played in venues up and down the country, so much so that in 2010 the amount of money generated from live performances exceeded that produced from the sales of recorded music, this is the first time this has happened. However, although the UK music scene is currently in a very healthy state, changes to music license laws have resulted in many smaller venues, pubs, bars and clubs, closing there doors which is a huge shame. At the top end of the industry there is still some very good business going on, the top bands are all making huge profits from touring and they are touring on a more regular basis. Many of the larger towns in the UK are trying to protect the grass roots level by not only promoting music on a local level but actively funding venues and festivals. This needs to be applauded and encouraged.
There has been a growing pressure on the Government to make this a policy to roll out to the country as a whole. Steps have now been taken in this area. In February 2011 a ‘Live Music Bill’ was tabled and has received Government backing. The Bill tabled by Liberal Democrat, Lord Clemont-Jones allows a licensing exemption for venues that host gigs attracting an audience of less than 200.
Following backing from the Government Lord Clemont-Jones commented “The Live Music Bill will benefit hundreds of small pubs, restaurants, Church and Community Halls who want live music at their venue by generally removing the need to apply for a complicated license.”
This is excellent news for not only musicians but also for venue owners who are desperate to provide a live music platform in their area. It has never been a better time to be part of the music industry.
The local UK 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 these are available on a local and national level.