Music Trends: From CD Era To Streaming Era
Once upon a time, in a world where streaming wasn’t yet created, the only way to measure the success of a song or an album was to measure the number of purchases.
As with many data indicators, once the information is pulled and used, the data often loses meaning. If you think about the current streaming era, you’ll see how this form of measurement has hidden/deformed a lot of valuable information and gave us a blurred vision of music consumption, especially during the last years of the CD era.
Out Today by The Orchard: Sweet Crude, The Last Magnificent & More
Hey everybody, spring is now in full swing and you know what that means: tons of new releases. That’s right, as bands gear up for festival circuits and summer tours, good music is popping up left and right. We got some superb stuff for you this week, with new records from Sweet Crude and Woods along with a delicious documentary that hits theaters this weekend. Let’s get to it.
If New Orleans isn’t one of your favorite places in the world, you’ve never been there. It’s a place buzzing with energy and unique culture. Born in the city that care forgot, Sweet Crude shares those same qualities. The band’s new LP Créatures is like nothing you’ve ever heard, guaranteed. It’s homegrown, electrifying indie rock built on a foundation of Creole tradition. French lore, colorful chants and powerful instrumentation make Créatures a celebration of life in New Orleans and beyond. Give it a stream on CoS and download it here.
BBC Music Magazine Award Winners: Recording Of The Year & More
The votes are in from the annual BBC Music Magazine Awards and The Orchard labels took home a total of four incredible wins including the Recording of the Year!
Vasily Petrenko and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s recording of Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies 1, 2 & 5 triumphed as Recording of the Year as well as Best Orchestral Album. Released last June by Onyx Records, the beautiful Tchaikovsky revival transports listeners to the time of grand orchestral sound and elegance.
The Orchard & Joachim Trier Team Up Once Again for “Thelma”
It’s pretty obvious that The Orchard and Joachim Trier are a solid match. The pairing blossomed under Trier’s stunning Louder Than Bombs, now sparks are flying again as The Orchard has acquired the North American rights to the writer/producer’s new film Thelma.
Thelma’s protagonist is a Norwegian student (named Thelma) that moves to Oslo, Norway, where she falls for a fellow classmate. We all know love can feel otherworldly, but in this thriller, it is literally supernatural. Caught up in study and a new relationship, Thelma realizes that she has frightening capabilities far beyond the average human.
Introducing, Andrew Borden, Coordinator of Acquisitions, Film & TV
I’m a kid of the 90’s so TV/Film quickly became my babysitter and friend whenever needed. I grew up watching lots of blockbusters and Adam Sandler-esque comedies but discovered independent and foreign film (luckily) in my teens and became OBSESSED. It was clear that the best stories were being told outside of the studio system and I knew I wanted to be involved in that world. Fact: two of my all-time favorites are Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Weekend.