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The History of Musicians Contact
For over 45 years, we’ve been connecting musicians looking for bands with working bands that are looking for drummers, guitarists, singers and more – from club and casual groups, to traveling bands, to concert and recording acts.
Sterling Howard was a young rock vocalist playing Hollywood clubs in the late sixties. There were no magazines or papers at this time for players to connect with each other, and the question of how to find band members was always a challenge. Sterling realized there was a need for a contact service, so he opened an office upstairs in the Whisky a GoGo. The idea was an immediate hit. By distributing flyers on the Sunset Strip and posting ads in music stores, a large number of musicians and bands soon began connecting at the new referral service.
I have a few observations about some conflicts between musicians and club owners which should not exist. We all know there are a lot of free and low paying gigs out there, but it has nothing to do with whether the economy is good or bad. The problem is that too many...read more
What members say about Musicians Contact
“I've been with Musician's Contact Service for a LONG TIME. Much of the performance work I've gotten over the decades has come either directly, or indirectly, from MCS. It's been completely worth the membership fee and I'll stay with MCS until I retire... if that ever happens! LOL” – Barry Michael Wehrli, North Hollywood, CA
“I consider MC to be THE go-to resource for finding musicians and gigs. I've been successfully using MC for many years. Sterling has always been friendly, knowledgeable, and super helpful. The first time I used MC, I landed a 4-month touring bass gig. MC is the real deal...” – Mick Stover
“I am ver happy to tell you about MCS. Ii have known Sterling for 20 years. Through the years I have gotten the best work as a singer and met most of my life long contacts. I worked on the Ship Queen Mary for 3 years the best gig ever! I have gotten studio work and concert gigs. I recommend this service highly. It's hand picked to make our jobs as musicians easier. Sterling has the best of the best musicians and continues to this day to get us the best gigs all around the world for singers and bands and individual musicians. So good luck all!! Hope 2017 finds us all a lot of work and good fortune.” – Priscilla
“Have used musicians contact in the past many years ago... and am back! The business is more challenging than ever and its still a wonderful trustworthy vehicle for connecting artists with jobs! :) And Howard seems like a super guy! Thanks Howard for helping the industry as you do!” – Diane DeNoble