10 Sites to Help Find Your Next Band Mate
Sometimes finding musicians to jam with can be quite a daunting task, especially if you're now living somewhere new or trying to network further afield. So, we’ve searched the internet to find ten online options for you to choose from. We hope it helps find the next Ringo Starr to your Paul McCartney...
  1. Join my band (UK)
Designed for those looking to form collaborations, it’s free to sign up, with adverts categorised into counties. Thus making it easier to find people in your area rather than every advert ever.
  1. Gum Tree (Community Section)
A well-known website for advertising items you’re wishing to pass on or earn some money from. However, enter the community section of the website and there’s an option to search for ‘Music, bands & musicians’. It’s free to list adverts and you can search by region, making it easy to look for that extra member of your band or advertise your own skills.
  1. JamKazam
Allows you to sign up and play music live online with others, you can rehearse with people you know or join open sessions for a Jam with people of the same ability. It also gives you the option to record and broadcast your online session.
  1. Band Mix
Thought to be one of the biggest networks of online musician classifieds, they have dedicated websites for US, Canada, UK, Australia, Ireland, France & Spain. Good reviews have also lead to it being one of the highest rated and largest classifieds online.
  1. Meet and Jam
Their focus is to build a community that is real and personal. With over 12,000 musicians on their website, they host Jam nights in the UK to bring musicians together. They also take listings for studios, engineers and producers.
  1. Vampr
A recent release in the music app world, it’s designed to help musicians connect. There are 50 categories to search through and based on your preferences you’re presented with suggestions for you to swipe either left or right. Vampr helps you discover, connect and collaborate with musicians, the music industry and music lovers alike.
  1. Jamseek (London)
Created with beginners and hobbyists in mind, learning music and looking for others to Jam with. Almost half of all users are London based and it has a search function that allows you to filter age, distance, instrument and genre.
  1. Musolist
Around since 2013, it’s one of the oldest musician classified sites. They have over 250,000 users, most of which are from the UK, US and Australia. Their USP is their own Musolist Radio podcast for daily commuters, it’s made up of music uploaded to their site from members of their community.
  1. meetup.com
Designed to help like-minded individuals in your area connect. Search topics could be: guitar, songwriting, musicians and you will be able to connect to people all over the world. It’s not just for musicians though, it’s for everything you can think of, to help you find people passionate about things like you. Whether dancing, singing, reading, building…  the list goes on!
  1. Musofinder
Free to use and have over 30,000 potential band members from all around the world. This platform also helps producers and engineers to connect. Also free to sign up and get your band on the road!
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