Going on a tour? Follow these steps and you’ll be ok | OCML Podcast

The team go over this article that David read a couple of days ago that talks about what touring bands should do when they play a show. John and Kevin give their opinion and tips as promoters.

1. Be prepared to play!

-Don’t take too long setting up and tearing down.

-Have all your equipment tuned up and ready to go.

2.Load in Quickly and Breakdown even faster.

3.Do not engage in cringe banter on stage.

– If talking infront of a crowd isn’t your thing, then don’t worry about it.

  play your music and move on.

4.Do not over stay your welcome.

-Don’t take forever to unload your stuff off the stage.

5.The touring band should be put 2nd to last or in between a set.

6. The touring band should keep all the money.

-Listen to the podcast to hear John’s response as a promoter.



Dave gets roasted and the team brings the Rants & Raves to another level. | OCML Podcast

No hard feelings, all jerks welcomed, sit down refill that pitcher of beer and let them tell you what’s wrong.
What pissed off the team? it can be anything from live shows, digital content, brands and bands. No one is Safe.

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Exclusive: Sean Honan talks about Gus McArthur and the origin of the band’s name| OCML Artist Spotlight

We sat down with Sean Honan lead guitarist from the band Gus McArthur and talked about his inspirations as an artist, where the band’s name came from and what advice he gives our younger generation of artists. All that and more!!
Make sure to check out his band Gus McArthur on Facebook and give them a follow!

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Michael Barnum releases new single on his birthday called, “Universe”

After a few busy months Michael Barnum finally releases a new single on his birthday called, “Universe” So we chatted with Michael to find out what inspired the fresh new track, this is what he said,

“So I actually wrote the song a year ago. In the month of September last year, I challenged myself to write a song everyday in September. In an effort to keep writing and hone my songwriting skills, this was one of the ones that came out of that exercise. An album isn’t officially in the works just yet, but I have been writing a lot.”

Check the track down below and don’t forget to get yourself the single “Universe” on itunes and google play! 

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Add the new single to your playlist and get it on:

Pets and farm animals also need help after Hurricane Harvey flooding in southeastern Texas

Texan citizens are not the only ones suffering after this past weekend’s Hurricane Harvey floods.  Images of grief and despair on television shows us that human life and animal life are interwind together more than we think. People are leaving their household with their pets on hand rather than other valuable goods, showing us that pets and animals are more valuable than the latest television or game system. With water levels rising, animals are being trapped in their homes, on top of cars, or on their pens.

This is how you can help out:

The Humane Society of the United States Animal Rescue Team provides response to natural disasters. They have volunteers, equipment, and rescue vehicles currently working from Corpus Christi to Texas City to San Antonio.
The ASPCA is on the ground with search-and-rescue, sheltering and relocation teams in Houston and much of Harvey’s path. They are asking for monetary donations or membership within the organization to support ongoing rescue efforts.

The Louisiana SPCA is getting ready in case flooding in New Orleans should occur this week. The group has already transported dozens of animals living in Harvey’s path to Atlanta.

Artery Recordings sold to Warner Brothers for an undisclosed amount.

Rumors started airing last friday about Artery Recordings being sold to Warner brothers for an undisclosed amount. The Entire staff including its president Shan Dan Horan were let go as soon as the deal was finalized. Capture and Slaves are both potentially releasing records through Warner after the purchase.

One might say, “So what is Warner’s plan?” My guess is probably just profit on the current roster of bands under the previous Artery Recordings Brand and elevate those popular bands higher on the Warner Brand.

As former President Shan Dan Horan explained:
“To address the rumors, yes, Artery has sold to Warner. I can’t disclose too much about the deal, but building up this company to a million record sales in just five years is a tremendous accomplishment for the fans, our artists and the team. I’m humbled and appreciate each and every band I’ve ever had the honor of developing at Artery Recordings. As we hand over the keys to Warner, I’m not quite sure their plans for the label or catalog, but I hope they keep the legacy alive. With new Slaves and Capture albums on the horizon, I’m sure the fans will be ecstatic.

We will keep you updated as more news comes to surface.

How to ruin future opportunities. | The OCML Podcast

Whether its online or in person, one must behave accordingly.

The music scene is very small and everyone is interconnected in some form or another.

That misbehaving and talking ill will get you in trouble regardless if you are the venue,

the band, the promoter or the booking brand.

Quick Review:

  • Having a sense of entitlement.
  • Not being professional on social media.
  • Mentioning names when on press (podcast,interviews etc) unless its something good.
  • Not promoting the show to your fans. 
  • Not coming prepared to shows and on time.
  • Just playing on the weekends,

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