The OCML Podcast

Inside the mind of a Promoter/Talent Buyer with Nolan Davis

Episode 69 This week we have Nolan Davis on our podcast and he sat down with us to chat about his involvement with OCML in 2018. Nolan runs his own promotional brand in Fresno called RAD Music. He brings up ...
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Get out of your comfort zone and increase the value of your connections in the Local Music Scene

The Importance of Networking with John Safari and Dave In our world networking is key to finding new business and connecting with influencers. In this episode John and David will give you a few pointers into the importance of taking chances, ...
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Why you should start a podcast and how with Mike Stark | OCML Podcast

Episode 67 Why you should start a podcast and how? with Mike Stark Mike Stark is the Co-owner and producer at LA Radio Studio which hosts no only the OCML Podcast but 13 other podcasts and with 30 years experience MIke ...
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Establishing and maintaining a Strong sense of Community with Brandon Croom | OCML Podcast

Episode 66 Establishing and maintaining a Strong sense of Community with Brandon Croom In order to understand yourself and your surroundings, it is best to engulf yourself in a wide variety of genres. Having that open mind helps you connect ...
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Planning your Album Release from Beginning to End with Tommy Prevost | OCML Podcast

Episode 65 Planning your Album Release from Beginning to End with Tommy Prevost  At some point every musician is ready to release their latest music either online or in physical form. Tommy Prevost gives us an insight on what he ...
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Learn what it takes to be a hired musician in the music scene with John Tessin | OCML Podcast

Today we have John Tessin stop by and chat with us about the life of a hired musician. John works for bands that need a musician either on a live performance or in a studio. We talk about what it ...
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The Difference between a Promoter, Manager, Booking Agent Tour Manager with Mike Brennan | OCML Podcast

Mike Brennan stops by and chats about his experience in the local music scene. His experience with the change of the industry. You will learn.. 1. The Expectations of the Local Music Scene. 2. How the change of the industry changed ...
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How to Build a Community in the Local Music Scene with Jonathan Ogden | OCML Podcast

This week Jonathan Ogden stops by and chats to the team about how to build a strong community in the local music scene.  Thank you for stopping by and listening to the OCML Podcast! We are a group of promoters, ...
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Exclusive interview with Warrior Dave on the OCML Podcast! Listen to it now!

Being influenced by wrestling as a kid and attracted to the theme entrances of wrestlers, Warrior Dave started diving into music at an early age. He is well known around Southern California Music Scene as a fan who paints his ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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5 tips in preparing for an upcoming show | The 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 ...
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Its Rants & Raves Time on the OCML Podcast.

It is Rants & Raves Time! Check out this week's Podcast Episode as the team talk about what pissed them off this month and how it can change for the best. If you haven't yet, make sure you subscribe by ...
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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 ...
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Team Work makes the Team Work | OCML Podcast

How to build your bands team and the importance of having a strong team. Team member can include: Managers Booking Team Creative Members (Graphic Design, Photography etc) Marketing Team Street Teams Lawyer and Accountant (Later in your career) Use the ...
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Its time for Rants and Raves! | OCML Podcast

Gather up and listen to this month's episode of Rants and Raves on the OCML Podcast. The team will be discussing what pissed them off this month and how to avoid making those same mistakes again.  Make sure you subscribe ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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OCML Podcast Ep 31. How to properly plan promotional material for new projects.

The guys discuss how to properly release content and explain what you can do, to have the maximum effect on your new projects. Showcased in this episode John Safari, Gordon Allen, Kevin Martin, Chris Barrett, Tyler ...
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OCML Podcast #30 Introducing Tyler and Gordon

In this episode the guys introduce new members of the OCML Team, Tyler and Gordon. They explain what inspired them to join the team and what they do outside of the OCML Creative Team.   ...
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OCML PODCAST EP.28 Rant & Raves VI

Our monthly show to blow off steam about what has bothered us recently/ These shows are for constructive criticism, and we like to bring different perspectives to the show each time. We went a little long on this one ...
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OCML Podcast #27: Art’s Impact on Society & Your Role

In this episode, we talk about the role the artist holds in society, the impact art can have on culture, how artist's roles have changed over the years and what we are doing with our platform to elicit positive change. On ...
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