As Friday circles back around bringing a flood of new music, we’re here to highlight just a few of The Orchard’s many exceptional distributed releases to top your list. We have a few treats for you this week including a couple hard-hitting alt-rock teams along with a special new hip-hop project, all Out Today.
The 2018 American Music Awards nominees arrived and we’re excited to see a few of The Orchard’s shining stars in the mix! The event will take place Tuesday, October 9th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Broadcasted live on ABC at 8PM EST, the annual award show will be hosted by “Black-ish” star and icon, Tracee Ellis Ross.
El Cartel Records artist and King of Reggaeton Daddy Yankee is up for Favorite Artist – Latin. Just last year, The Orchard worked with El Cartel to release Daddy Yankee’s full catalog across streaming platforms, bringing the infamous Bario Fino (featuring “Gasolina”) to streaming services for the first time. Of course more recently, Daddy Yankee’s presence skyrocketed again alongside Luis Fonsi with their collaboration “Despacito,” which earned the pair two AMAs last year. With a massive presence across YouTube, Daddy Yankee continues to soar. His music video for “Dura” hit 1 billion views alone in 2018.
According to the Economics & Statistics Administration (ESA), 47% of jobs in the United States are held by women, but only 24% hold careers in STEM. Despite this gender disparity, S.T.E.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) has also proven to provide smaller wage gaps in comparison to Non-STEM fields. Here at The Orchard, we take pride in female leadership across all areas. We were extremely excited to host the organization, Built By Girls, to help spread our knowledge and encourage the young female leaders of tomorrow to pursue their goals.
The Toronto International Film Festival is well underway, and we’re proud to announce that The Orchard has acquired U.S. rights to the upcoming drama, The Hummingbird Project, written and directed by Kim Nguyen.
A story lined with ambition and greed, two cousins, Vincent and Anton (played by Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg and Emmy Golden-Globe winner Alexander Skarsgard, respectively), are on a chaotic mission to build a thousand-mile long fiber optic tunnel running from New Jersey to Kansas. An attempt to gain a single millisecond ahead of the stock exchange and make millions, the film showcases the absurd lengths people will go for success and money. After quitting their jobs at a top New York trading company run by Eva Torres (Salma Hayek), Vincent and Anton find themselves in a twisted competition against Eva and her company to be number one.