The Orchard Secures Paul Lieberstein’s ‘Song of Back and Neck’


The Orchard is pleased to announce the acquisition of Paul Lieberstein’s debut film, Song of Back and Neck. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is slated for a release before the year’s end. The Orchard secured all North American rights.

Lieberstein earned his stripes writing and acting in the US version of The Office as well as writing for other shows such as King of the Hill and The Newsroom. (more…)

Out Today by The Orchard: Slightly Stoopid, Jim Gaffigan & More


Hi music lovers! Although Friday the 13th may not be the luckiest day of the year, we still have new releases that’ll definitely bring good energy your way. So, sit by the pool, soak up the sun, and be prepared to have a good laugh. Read on to find some great new tracks and jokes by a few of your favorites, all out today. (more…)

Vevo Sunsets Website and Mobile App


If you visited Vevo’s website during the last month or so, you may have seen a message similar to that shown below stating:

“From June 6, 2018 head over to youtube.com/vevo to keep watching your favorite music videos.”

Vevo has shuttered elements of its consumer-facing website and mobile apps as it shifts towards growth opportunities on YouTube and other outlets, including original content and artist development. Now when you head to Vevo.com, you’ll see rotating cards directing you to the different types of original content on YouTube: exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and live performances.

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Performance Rights Disputes: What Are They and What Causes Them?


What is a Disputed Claim?

For as long as recorded music has been around, there have been those who have claimed wrongful ownership, either by mistake or being unaware of the rights they control. The good news is, in today’s music landscape there are checks and balances in place to help stem the flow of human error, technical limitations and in some cases, plagiarism. These disputes are an important line of defense for the master owner. Without them, anyone could claim any song and collect those royalties.

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Music, Brews & Partnership at the 2018 AEC Convention


2018 AEC ConventionEach summer, Alliance Entertainment (AEC) hosts their annual sales conference in South Florida. The four day event is for distributors, vendors and labels to mingle and meet with the AEC staff and to present upcoming priorities and ideas, in exclusive meetings and during the vendor fair.

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