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The Orchard Polishes Its Deutsch with Membran Entertainment Group

Guten Tag, Deutschland! And a good day, it is. Today, we announce our new partnership with the renowned and respected Membran Entertainment Group, based in Germany. With them, we kick off The Orchard GmbH, run by Membran CEO, Manlio Celotti. We’ve gotten to know the German market over the years — …

Introducing: The 4 Commandments of Marketing Drivers

Marketing Drivers are the absolute most important thing you must be communicating to your client rep, when working on priority new releases. We’ve already broken down the what, when, why, and overall best practices for marketing drivers. Today, we’re going to introduce you to the 4 commandments of communicating these invaluable assets. …

Sundance Special: We Get Swingin’ With “The Overnight”

Sundance, we have arrived! And in a very big way. Just last night, we nabbed rights to The Overnight in Park City, UT on the 4th day of the Festival. It’s a steamy, sexy comedy that already created sparks on Sundance’s red carpet, and after some intense bidding rounds, we secured it …

Reddit Demystified

A few months ago, I saw Catey Shaw’s music video for “Human Contact” for the first time. It was a flawless concoction: an infectious summer Pop jam mixed with a quirky, aqua-haired girl dancing in street-wear. All I wanted to do was cash in my vacation days, trap my scantily …

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The Orchard Takes On Recorded Music Royalty Processing

Orch-RoyaltiesOur policy at The Orchard has always been to provide our clients with best-in-breed service and opportunities to facilitate their business. What started off as a one-stop-shop for worldwide digital distribution has grown into physical distribution, performance rights services, sync licensing, audio fingerprinting and claiming, premium video services, compilations, marketing, and now, we add recorded music royalty processing.

Of course, we’re not just adding it lightly: we’ve acquired RoyaltyShare, who launched the industry’s first web-based platform supporting revenue processing and master royalties for indie record labels and music distributors, and we’ve made a strategic investment in Korrect, which has built a robust accounting software and data processing platform that supports the shifts in consumption models we’ve seen in the music biz. Together, RoyaltyShare, Korrect and The Orchard will combine our strengths to become the power rangers of royalty processing for independent record labels.

Find out more about this exciting news on Billboard or in our official press release, and hit us up with your thoughts in the comments!

Welcome, Sean!

March 25, 2015 Orchard News No Comments

SeanMacGahanIntroducing Sean MacGahan, QA Engineer, Catalog Squad

I grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia, and graduated in 2013 from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Physics. I’ve been programming since I was 10, so software quickly became my professional focus after graduation. I joined a fashion startup, Chloe + Isabel, as an automation engineer/IT specialist/code gardener, and have since stuck with QA.

I am pretty experienced with the tenor saxophone, and even double majored in it during my freshman year, though I haven’t really practiced much since then. I also have experience with the bassoon and piano. I mostly listen to progressive rock and classical, though I’m open to pretty much anything. As far as hobbies go, I’m an avid beer snob, and have been homebrewing for the past year and a half.

Unleashing Toto XIV: First New Record in 10 Years

TotoAfter a wait of nearly a decade, Toto has released new music in the form of TOTO XIVtheir 13th record release and their third new album since the turn of the century.

The sheer dedication and hard work that Toto put into this new record will not leave fans disappointed. Though it’s technically the follow-up to their 2006 record, Falling In Between, the band considers this to be more of a response to TOTO IV, the record that gave them world-wide recognition. With everything from Progressive Rock and Jazz to Pop and Blues, the album embodies the band perfectly and the music reflects the classic sound that fans know and love.

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Compilations Dabble with International Players

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Feeling a little fenced in at your desk? That second cup of coffee not doing it for you after catching up with your Netflix for 5 hours in a row last night? Never-ending Winter Blues giving you cabin fever? Expand your horizons and let your mind wanderlust with something different, like our latest compilation, Global Rhythms – Drums and Percussive Traditions from Around The World, curated by our team member Maia MacDonald.

One of the advantages of using our Compilations service here at The Orchard is the ability to bring new exposure to International music traditions and genres, to music fans who might not otherwise be introduced. It can be intimidating for a listener to embrace a new genre when they feel like they don’t know “what’s good,” or popular in a different culture. Whether the curiosity stems from wanting inspirations for travel, educational purposes in the classroom, a theme for a cocktail party, or simply having a change from the usual jams, it can be easily satisfied with a well-curated and filtered collection.

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iTunes Does Indie

IndieAs you’ve no doubt noticed by now, and as we’ve previously reported to you, iTunes in the U.S. has been making some changes. An addition we at the Orchard are especially excited about is the brand spanking new Indie genre page!

Run in much the same way as the New Artists page, the Indie page looks across genres for the latest and greatest of music in the Indie sphere, with feature placements editorially selected by iTunes. In the past few weeks, a wide range of Orchard artists have been featured, including Mello Music Group, Lightouts, Evans the Death, Young Guv, Karl Kling, Say Lou Lou, Strange Names, Pale Honey, Lee Fields & the Expressions and more!

You can use the “Indie Releases by Genre” link to break down further into Indie Electronic, Indie Rock, Indie Hip-Hop, Indie Dance and Indie Pop. You’ll also find sections on the page for hot tracks, pre-orders and new artists that you may want to check out.

We are loving this page at The Orchard and think you will too. Go check it out by using the drop down genre menu in the iTunes music store. If you have any questions about any of the recent changes at iTunes, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your client manager.

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