Doug chats about his inspirations growing up and about the band Dreams of Vertigo

We sat down with Doug Ferguson lead singer of the band Dreams Of Vertigo and also avid supporter of the #EndPayToPlay movement. We sat down and chatted about his inspirations growing up, his taste in music and also about his band. Check out the full interview down below. Also, Check out the OCML Podcast in which he was a guest and chatted more in depth about his support in the anti pay to play movement.


Check out this podcast episode in which he talked about Ending Pay to Play

Doug Ferguson stops by and chats about the #EndPayToPlay | OCML Podcast

New Study: Musicians are Three times more likely to suffer from Depression according to study.

The launch of a new mental health hotline offering support for those in the music industry has officially launched with 24/7 service. This Service was created by a great charity Help Musicians UK after a recent study showed that musicians were three times more likely to suffer from depression compared to the general public. The research was spearheaded by Sally Gross and Dr.George Musgrave of the University of Westminster.  It was the world’s largest study which had 2,200 musicians surveyed. The largest groups of participants are self identified as musicians. The Study also accounted for other music-biz roles, including management, label or music publishing, audio production and crew.
(For more info check the Study)

An official statement made on their official website states: “With 96 years of experience, Help UK understands the complexity of working in music and recognizes the need of support to reflect the nature and unique challenges those in the industry can face”.

“If you want someone to talk to, or even explore avenues for help ongoing support, get in touch, anytime. We’re here to help”

For anyone in need to talk to someone the hotline number is 0808 802 8008 and it operates 24 hours a day and seven days a week. We do understand this is a service currently exclusive in the UK, but there are several hotlines here in the United States that can help you out if you ever need to talk to someone. 

Check the list down below and see what best helps you.

Remember you are not alone, there is always someone to talk to.

L.A. Co. Mental Health/Crisis Line……..800-854-7771
Suicide Prevention Center (24 Hours)…….213-381-5111
Suicide Prevention Crisis Center…….310-391-1253 (24 Hours)
Rape Treatment Center (24 Hours)……….310-319-4000
Alcoholics Anonymous (24 Hours)……….213-936-4343
Narcotics Anonymous (24 Hours)……….909-622-4274
California Youth Crisis Line……….800-843-5200

Check out the new music video by Sabrina Lentini

“Dorothy Gale” is the name of the latest single by Sabrina Lentini, a very talented Orange County Musician with a captivating live acoustic performance and a genuinely awesome artist. We talked to Sabrina about her latest music video release:

What is the story behind the name of the track, “Dorothy Gale”?

Sabrina: “Dorothy Gale” is inspired by a huge part of my childhood- my love for The Wizard of Oz. The movie and its music take me back to being a little girl, singing and dancing with my grandma at her house, channeling imagination and wonder. I wanted to pay homage to these wonderful memories, the story itself, and the main character Dorothy, who I always wanted to be. It’s really a coming-of-age story for me, because I’m telling a new story, one that guides Dorothy beyond the yellow brick road to find her new home within herself.”

What inspired the overall aspect of the music video?
Sabrina: Even before I recorded the song, I was daydreaming about the music video, and I could not wait to wear my ruby slippers that my mom made for me a few years ago. I wanted the video to be simple, so the lyrics can take the listener on a journey. It came together so quickly and beautifully, and I’m so proud of the final product. My mom and I went driving around the Orange Circle and found the most perfect, magical little house for the video. It was exactly what I had envisioned, and to look up and see the purple steps and the white porch railings and the way the sun shined on them was magical. It just felt right. Just like I pictured Dorothy’s childhood home in Kansas.

With the year coming to a close what are your plans for 2018? 
Sabrina: My goal right now is to get this song heard as much as possible. It means so much to me, and I hope it touches those who hear it. I’m also very excited to release more music in the near future and to build my fan base. I’m writing lots of new material and performing all over OC, and I’m definitely planning on traveling to Nashville again soon in the new year!

Check her out on social media by clicking the respective links: Facebook  |  Instagram | Youtube

Running your Band as a Business with Andrew Brown | OCML Podcast

Thank you for stopping by and listening to the OCML Podcast! We are a group of promoters, artists, and fans that enjoy local music! This Podcast will help up the up and coming artist get to know the local music scene. You will gain a perspective and knowledge from us the promoters, fellow artists and fans that host this show. It will also help you get a better idea of the local music scene and how it works. If you like what you hear, subscribe using the links provided down below. 

This episode: Episode 59 with Andrew Brown of AMB Tax Services. Running Your Band as a Business, Treating it Like a Start-Up and Doing Business in the Digital Music Industry. How to start your business, partnership vs. LLC. It is something that all bands regardless in the number of members should know. Last thing you need is the good ol’ IRS at your door asking for their share of the money. 

Also, check out this great local band from Long Beach California named, “Of Limbo”. They are the band of the week for this episode of the OCML Podcast. Listen to their track at the end of the episode title “Let’s Get Fucked Up”.

Music: Of limbo – Let’s Get Fucked Up

Max Gomez stops by and chats with us about his inspirations and outlook for 2018 | Artist Spotlight

The talented and multi-instrumentalist Max Gomez stopped by to chat with us at our HQ and talked about his inspirations, his style and his plans for 2018. This man is part of a one man band called “Blindoss” Check out his interview with us down below and don’t forget to follow him on social media. Links will be provided down below.

Facebook | Website | Youtube

RIVALS releases new single titled, “Low”

With their latest partnership with SmartPunk Records RIVALS has released their latest single titled, “Low” coming off their newest album “Damned Souls” which is set to release February 2, 2018. This new single shows the evolution of RIVALS as a band and its always evolving sound led by one of the most influential women in the local music scene Kalie Wolfe.
Check out their website ,Facebook and their Youtube for upcoming shows
and the new record which is set to be released soon.

Doug Ferguson stops by and chats about the #EndPayToPlay | OCML Podcast

Thank you for stopping by and listening to the OCML Podcast! We are a group of promoters, artists, and fans that enjoy local music! This Podcast will help up the up and coming artist get to know the local music scene. You will gain a perspective and knowledge from us the promoters, fellow artists and fans that host this show. It will also help you get a better idea of the local music scene and how it works. If you like what you hear, subscribe using the links provided down below.

This week we sat down with Doug Ferguson and chatted about the local Pay to Play schemes happening today. How he lead the fight against pay to play and showing folks it can be done without it. We also introduced our newest member to the team, Mark Berman our writer and content creator for the OCML Digital Network.

The track of the week was brought to you by: Alive and Well- No Winter in the West
Check them out on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube

Check out the track down below, but before you go; Subscribe by using the tabs down below and we will see you next week!

 

Ep.57 How to find new local music/bands as a fan. |OCML Podcast

Thank you for stopping by and listening to the OCML Podcast! We are a group of promoters, artists, and fans that enjoy local music! This Podcast will help up the up and coming artist get to know the local music scene. You will gain a perspective and knowledge from us the promoters, fellow artists and fans that host this show. It will also help you get a better idea of the local music scene and how it works. If ou like what you hear, subscribe using the links provided down below.
Our guest this week is Gary Schwind a prominent writer that works at access.com and OCML Digital Network. He is also an avid volunteer in charity projects throughout the Southern California.

In this episode we are going to talk about methods in finding new bands, new music. One way is to go out to new local shows near you. If you attend a show for certain band, stay and check out the other bands on the bill. Another method is checking out local shows online. Utilizing social media sites, such as Facebook, Instagram etc and following a local promotional band. Check out concert calendars from your city and check out the music on spottily. There are several methods and you will find one that works best for you.