Band News – 2020 April – July

14th July 2020

Today we have been with YouTube for one year, and what a year it has been! Thank you to everyone who has viewed our music.

5th July 2020

Today we have been given an “Official Artist Channel” by YouTube. An Official Artist Channel (OAC) brings together all your content from your different YouTube channels into one place. The channel automatically programs your music catalogue on two new shelves, including your music videos, songs and albums.

2nd July 2020

1st July 2020

Today we had it confirmed that we have won “The best lyric song” out of 3950 bands over 115 countries.

17th June 2020


We are in the “FINAL” OF THE WORLD from 115 countries for the “WORLD FOLK VISION” Global Cultural Initiative, which is a competition open to cultural dialogue, with the participation of countries in Europe and Asia, North and Latin America, Africa, Australia and Oceania.

31st May 2020

Tonight we have broken a new personal best on youtube. A massive (to us) 1,029 views in the past 48 hours on our channel and it’s still going up!

31st May 2020

We have just been informed by the The International Organising Committee of the Global Cultural Initiative that we have got to the semi-finals of the first online festival-contest. Tomorrow the voting starts.

Here is the link:

26th May 2020

24th May 2020

Here is their message I received this morning: The International Organizing Committee of the Global Cultural Initiative would like to invite your band to participate in the first online festival-contest. So we have entered.

11th May 2020

Today we added lots of NEW merchandise to our online shop to celebrate our NEW album.


7th May 2020

Some very exciting news today. ITNS RADIO wish to play our new song “Whisky Glass” on their radio station in America. As soon as we have anymore details we will let you know.

5th May 2020

Today we put out another new song call “Whisky Glass”.

3rd May 2020

Today we put out a live vision of the song “London Girl”, as well as the single version.

3rd May 2020

Today we put out a new song on YouTube called “London Girl”. The video was shot from our own homes, because of the coronavirus lockdown.

23rd April 2020

Album and Single Released TODAY

“The Collection“ Album, and the “And I’m doing nothing” Single has been finalized for digital distribution and is now in queue to be delivered to our digital partners such as iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, Amazon, and many more.

Each of our digital partners has a unique timeline for accepting new content, so delivery schedules will vary. If you’re primarily concerned with iTunes, you’ll be happy to hear that we’ll send your music to them within 24 hours (if we haven’t done so already). After that, the amount of time it takes iTunes to make your music available for purchase on their site is beyond our control, but they often take from as little as a few days to a max of 1-2 weeks.

23rd April 2020

Today our first album ” The Collection” and our 5th Single “And I’m doing nothing” are available to buy through 120 platforms including Amazon Music, Spotify, iTunes etc

21st April 2020

Great news. We have had a very quick reply from YouTube. See below.

Hi Mark,

Thanks for reaching out! I hope that you and your family are safe out there.

It’s great to know that you’re interested in taking your channel to the next level by upgrading it to Official Artist Channel (OAC)! That’s actually a great way for you to showcase your talent to a much wider audience — I’d be happy to help.

Just to give you a bit of information, an Official Artist Channel brings together all your content from your different YouTube channels into one place and we appreciate you providing the links for the upgrade.

I’m happy to inform you that I’ve successfully submitted a request for an upgrade to our specialists and it could take a week to a few months to perform quality assurance before upgrading the channel to an OAC. You’ll know that the channel has been upgraded to an OAC once:

  • You see a musical note icon next to the channel in search, or on the channel page (in place of the verification icon).
  • You see a “Music videos” and “Albums” shelf appear on the homepage of your channel.
  • You see the following sections in your Studio Beta:
    Concerts: Allows artists to sell tickets to their upcoming shows.
    Profile (formerly known as “Press kit”): Allows artists to control their presence on YouTube, YouTube Music, and YouTube Charts.

If you’d like to explore more information about Official Artist Channel, you can visit our Help Center article and Creator Academy.

Feel free to reach out if you have other questions!


YouTube Support Team

20th April 2020

Today we applied for an “artists channel” on YouTube. Below is our letter, (if any of you budding artists are thinking of applying). If you are excepted, It takes about a month before you get one. We already have a “Topic Channel” which you will need before you can apply.

Hello Artist Support Team

We are a new band form Winchester, Hampshire, England, and hoping to gain more of an audience through the YouTube OAC Program. We release music under the name “Shooting The Breeze” and currently have a personal YouTube channel as well as a Topic channel which has my music officially distributed through the cdbaby service. We have a “New single” and “New album” being released on the 23rd April 2020. 

Main Channel for “Shooting The Breeze”:

Topic Channel for “Shooting The Breeze”:

Official Music Video #1

Official Music Video #2

Official Music Video #3

Again, I greatly appreciate this opportunity and hope to hear from you soon. Many thanks. 

Kind regards

Mark Rich

Shooting The Breeze 

17rd April 2020

Today we launched our “Official Trailer’ for the bands first album, “The Collection”. This is to go out on YouTube as from today, and the album is for sale on 120 platforms, in all formats from the 23rd April 2020.

16th April 2020

Today we have put our single “And I’m doing nothing” and our Album, “The Collection” out for release on the 23 April 2020. Both can now be purchased through 120 platforms including Amazon Music, Spotify etc

15th April 2020

Today we have unloaded another 2 tracks to the BBC (BBC Music Introducing). That is now 6 tracks in total we have sent them.

  1. Smile   BBC
  2. Hold you tonight   BBC
  3. And I’m doing nothing   BBC (Sent today)
  4. Dance dance   BBC
  5. Hey señorita   BBC  (Sent today)
  6. Take the dance   BBC

14th April 2020

Today we made our first album. It is called The Collection, and features all our songs to date. You can watch it on youtube.