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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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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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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Podcast Ep.#40 Breaking the Norm.

Welcome to episode #40 and in this episode the team ( John Safari, Kevin Martin, Dave and Savion) talk about the importance of knowing how things work in the local music scene. Having some sort of knowledge of what goes down when booking shows. The importance of befriending and working alongside bands that are in the same genre and style. A glance on proper online branding and promotions. New episodes every Monday! Click here to subscribe.

New Podcast is out! Listen as the team talk about what grinds their gears and what can be done to solve it.

Recorded from the beautiful LA Radio Studio in San Pedro Ca. The team gets together this week to participate in this month’s Rants and Raves Episode of the OCML Podcast. They talk about what gets them going at shows, with bands, life and how it can be solved Don’t miss an episode and subscribe to our itunes podcast. Click Here to subscribe!