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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Introducing the OCML Records Branch | OCML Podcast

This week the team talk about the newly launched branch within OCML called the OCML Records led by Dominic Cammarota. Some of the topics that were discussed were:

-What inspired the launch of this new branch.

-How are artists selected and make sure its the proper fit,

for the benefit of both sides of the party.

-What services are offered upon joining.

-What makes us different from other record labels.

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An interview with Elliot from Alestorm at Vans Warped Tour ’17

OCML was at this year’s Vans Warped Tour ’17 and we had a chance to interview Elliot from the band Alestorm! OCML’s own John Safari chatted with Elliot in regards to the touring life, their creative process on music videos and whats planned for the band in the upcoming year! Stay in tune and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and as always #enjoylocalmusic

5 Ways To Be a Professional Band While Playing a Show

1. Get to the show before the first band goes on.  Load in and support their set. You want them to stick around for yours, right?

2. Load out and get back inside the venue to support the other bands. The scene is only as strong as we make it. If you don’t support each other, why would anyone else?

3. Encourage your fans/friends to stay and watch the other bands with you after your set. The other bands brought people to watch you as well. After all, they paid to get in. Get their money’s worth!

4. Mingle with the other bands, become friends, buy merch from touring acts and help the promoter create the fun environment that people want to be a part of. Support starts from within.

5. Stay until the last band is done with their set. We all have day jobs and have to wake up early. This is Rock n Roll, you have to be able to stay up late.

In closing, if all the bands were at the show from beginning to end, it would keep the other people there to watch more of the bands. We are all working our ways up, and we will all get there faster if we work together. Shed the ego at the door and support the other bands in the scene.