Really? Dang. I don't really know anything about how stuff like that works, but at least with OM&M they had already done business with Austin Carlile in the past. Funny, though, the two bands on the label with the most annoying drama are Woe and That's Outrageous...probably not a coincidence considering they both basically got deals just handed to them.
True about austin. Im sure they were signed so fast because Austin was under contract with Rise, so he needed a new band to fufill the contract requirements. The only reason Tyler Carter is on Rise is because he is still on contract with them from Woe Is me