The Latest In Latin From The LAMC


With a broad catalog of Latin hits, our team adventured to the Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City. One theme reigned true this year: 2017 is a big year for Latin music. Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” has climbed to the top of the charts and is the first mostly Spanish-language song to hit #1 on Billboard Hot 100 since 1996. Our attendees were overjoyed to be a part of the hype with our latest partnership with DY and his team El Cartel Records.

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Uptime: A YouTube App for Friends


Google has recently launched Uptime, a new mobile app that has got the video world talking.

Uptime takes YouTube to new social heights, encouraging users to watch videos with friends and simultaneously add comments and chat alongside these videos in real time. It also lets users find their friends by connecting through Facebook and allows them to utilize fun and creative features. Why just send or share when you can watch together?

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Kelsea Ballerini takes “Legends” to Television


Grammy Nominee and skyrocketing country superstar Kelsea Ballerini is taking TV by storm tomorrow with spots on Good Morning America and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The Tennessee native singer-songwriter will be showcasing her latest single “Legends” from her upcoming second album with Black River Entertainment, and as the only female artist in country music history to go #1 with her first 3 consecutive singles from a debut album, you know it’s gonna be great.

Lining up to be one of the country songs of the summer, “Legends” is full of emotional weight, written during a breakup but evolving into a beautifully brave and passionate love song that somehow warms and breaks your heart at the same time. This is illustrated in her cinematic music video, which I dare you to watch without tears coming to your eyes. (more…)

Daddy Yankee Joins The Orchard Family!


Daddy Yankee is breaking records left and right. Only makes sense that he has partnered with a team on the forefront of distribution technology, don’t you think?

It is official, Daddy Yankee’s 2004 album that kickstarted his career, Barrio Fino, will now be deliverable to streaming platforms via El Cartel Records and The Orchard. Barrio Fino debuted at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Latin Albums in 2004 and was the first reggaeton LP to do so. More recently, Yankee’s hit with Luis Fonsi “Despacito” has sky rocketed on Spotify making Daddy Yankee the first Latin artist to hit No. 1 on the platform.

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Out Today by The Orchard: Wintersun, In The Radiant City & More


We’re in the throes of summer now, and here in the city it’s starting to really heat up. Rain or (blisteringly hot) shine, here at The Orchard we are still dedicated to bring you some of this week’s best releases, and today we’re highlighting a little bit of everything. Whether you want to soak up the sun or sit in the shade, this week we’ve got something for every climate, from metal to movies to comedy.

After five years of making us wait for new music, Finnish melodic death metal powerhouse Wintersun releases The Forest Seasons through Nuclear Blast. (more…)