Reshaping The Future of Film at Cannes Film Festival

Cannes This year’s Cannes Film Festival has now come and gone; another one truly for the books. The galas have all ended and the red carpets have been rolled up, but what remains is a truly interesting landscape given what the world still reflects on as one of the greatest renowned film festivals in the world. Cannes has been garnered as a maker and breaker of careers with a long history of premiering some of the best films of all time. This year was no exception. The return of Spike Lee, the welcoming of a new feature by Colombian filmmakers Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego, and a grand statement on the role of women in film that continues the vastly important topic as #MeToo movement continues to inspire and educate.


Out Today by The Orchard: Calpurnia, Fantastic Negrito & More

Hi there! Looking for great new music? Well look no further because you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled some of our biggest releases of the week. First up, we have Calpurnia rockin’ their way to the top with their debut EP. Next, we have Fantastic Negrito heating things up with his sophomore album. Then, we have Melody’s Echo Chamber taking us to another planet with her new music. All courtesy of yours truly, and all Out Today!


The Orchard Returns To Nashville For CMA Fest & CMT Awards

CMT CMA FestI love any excuse to go to Nashville and this years CMT Awards June 6th and CMA Fest June 7th to 10th provided the perfect storm of productive fun in Music City!

During my trip to visit friends and partners old and new, I found myself alongside newly crowned 2018 Billboard Country Power Players and super-partners of The Orchard, David Macias of Thirty Tigers and CEO of Black River Entertainment, Gordon Kerr. Spending time with both during the CMT Awards ceremony was awesome and seeing Kelsea Ballerini perform her new smash hit “I Hate Love Songs” to a packed arena was a treat. During the same week “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” by David Lee Murphy and Kenny Chesney climbed to the #3 spot on Country Radio. It was a pleasure to celebrate the news with Reviver label heads David Ross and “Gator” Michaels. (more…)

The Meeting Of Minds At Midem 2018

This past week, Cannes opened its arms once again to the global music community as Midem presented its annual conference. With attendees from over 80 countries, discussions were held over the course of four days on the issues we are facing today as well as what’s in store for the future of the music industry. After a full day of discussion, the night brought performances by artists from around the world. So whether you are an industry expert or a newbie with a passion for music, we’ve rounded up the best moments at Midem 2018 that are motivating the leaders of tomorrow.


Spreading Mental Health Awareness with The JED Foundation

The Orchard was honored with the Media Award for Leadership in Mental Health by non-profit organization The JED Foundation Monday, June 4th at Cipriani Wall Street. Other honorees at JED’s 17th annual gala event included Morgan Stanley and Chirlane McCray, the First Lady of New York City. The event was hosted by Emmy-winning comedian and political commentator Larry Wilmore, most famous for co-creating the shows Black-ish and Insecure, and for being a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. (more…)