CUTWORD, Iowa (AP) The Chicago music exchange program that’s become an online magnet for hundreds of thousands of musicians has been transformed into an online destination for thousands of artists who want to collaborate.
Now, the exchange is attracting thousands of visitors each month.
But for those who have been left behind, the experience has been less than ideal.
The Chicago exchange was launched last summer with just 20 musicians, many of them former students and students of the Exchange Program for Young Musicians.
But it now has more than 300,000 users, and is attracting more than 2 million visitors each day.
The exchange program is a partnership between the College of Music, College of Engineering, and the College Conservatory.
It’s designed to get students who are interested in music to the music-loving colleges.
But its growth has been slow.
The Chicago exchange program has only recently launched a social media program called Music Exchange, and some of its top artists have been forced to move their careers to more professional environments.
Some artists say the Chicago exchange has failed to cater to the growing needs of artists and musicians.
The College of Arts & Sciences, which runs the exchange program, has acknowledged the exchange has been difficult to operate.
But the college has also taken a hard stance on the program’s growth.
“The Chicago music program was built with the expectation that it would be a social exchange,” said College of Technology director of social innovation and communications David Johnson.
“It was designed to be an exchange for people to connect with each other and share ideas.”
Johnson said the college is looking to change the way the program operates.
The exchange program will be redesigned, he said, and artists will be invited to come to the college for classes and networking opportunities.
Johnson said that the college’s goal is to be more of a destination, not a place for music.
But he also noted that many artists have moved elsewhere to make more money.
“It is the job of colleges to find creative ways to serve the students,” he said.