How to use your art to influence social change with Brad West | OCML Podcast

Brad West the lead singer with Against The Sun, Political Science Major and a huge avid supporter for the Homeless Advocacy and Outreach Programs in Orange County. In this episode we will talk about the methods to influence change using your creativity. There is no better way to get peoples attention than with a creative outlet. Several methods include, painting, designs, songs, music videos etc that a band can do to express their dissatisfaction or agreement about any topic.

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.

Make sure you check out the song/band of the week “The Sugar-Hold On”
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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

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
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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.

5 tips in preparing for an upcoming show | The OCML Podcast


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A quick Review of the Episode

1. Send over a stage plot, a current photo, and a song/EPK when talking to a promoter. (Usually a promoter will ask for this beforehand.)

2. Share any promotional material given to you as SOON! as you get it. Do not! share it three days/ one week ago.

3. Keep in mind of the guest list. Do not put anyone on that list if they have the ability to buy a ticket. Reserve these for the manager, a photographer, a writer “you want to befriend”, merch guy or a girlfriend. (If your girlfriend doesn’t’ pay to see you… Is she a fan?”) XD

4. Do NOT advertise your set time exclusively. Promote the whole show! as a whole.

5. Connect with the people you know personally, via a phone call, text or chat. This is one of the BEST ways to get people’s attention and connection to attend a show. Social Media can blast the message that you are playing but does not connect personally with anyone.

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The Venue Ladder, What is it and how does it help | OCML Podcast

The Venue Ladder What is it and how does it help.

An early learning stage developmental ladder for new and upcoming bands by which they participate in Open Mics and play smaller shows to learn about themselves and the band. Have them understand their abilities, their style, their stage presence etc, it’s a great way to help develop the artist the right way, without having them search for help in the pay to play circuit. 

The Steps on participating on this venue ladder.

1.  You play your first show with us at 4th Street Market or Acoustic Tuesdays.

2.  Open Mic at the House of Blues in which you will be playing in-front of OCML promoters and

     the GM of HOB.

3. The Rush Bar Show or DCSVR Thursdays at the Foundation Room in HOB

4. Perform at the Parish Room in HOB or at The Constellation Room at the Observatory OC.

5. You are now in the House of Blues System and be booked to larger festivals.

Tips on how to find band members and maintaining a lasting relationship | OCML Podcast

Welcome to EPISODE #50!!  
The team talks about how to establish and create bond between band members and making it last.
– Have all the expectations on the table.
– All band members receive equal compensation. 
– Respect each other.
– All members put equal work.
– Before you form a band, learn about the new coming band member his likes and dislikes.

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