Out Today by The Orchard: Hajk, Vitamin String Quartet & More

What’s up everybody, happy Friday to you all. Things are heating up here in the city as rooftops and outdoor venues awaken from a long winter’s rest. Wherever you are, the sun is likely shining a bit brighter as well. Luckily we’ve got some stellar jams for your outdoor endeavors this weekend, whatever they may be. Let’s get to it.

First off we have a record that I’ve been personally excited for for a few months now from a band called Hajk. A band born in Oslo, Norway, Hajk’s music is funky in foundation and powerfully melodic. Vocal lines take unexpected twists and turns over top of driven bass and drum parts, creating delicate yet dance-inducing sound track after track. Their debut, self-titled album arrived today on Jansen Platerproduksjon. It’s fantastic, feel good, tight knit indie rock. Check it out here.


Record Store Day Recap: Celebrating Physical Retailers for 10 Years

This past Saturday, was Record Store Day, the biggest physical sales day of the year. This annual event was even more special as RSD celebrated its 10th anniversary!

Numerous independent retailers have already reported that this was one of their best Record Store Days yet — some indicating it was their best sales day in history. Some stores had customers lining up the night before to ensure their chances of grabbing one of the three-hundred fifty exclusive titles released for the occasion. Among these exclusives were The Orchard’s distributed, Jimmy Page & the Black Crowes, Live from Jones Beach EP and George Carlin’s Jammin’ in New York LP.


2017 Libera Award Nominees: Daptone Records, Relapse & More!

A2IMLibera awards has announced the official nominees for this year’s Libera Awards. Taking place at Playstation Theater on June 8th, the award series celebrates the best in independent music. From Creative Packaging to Best Sync Usage, A2IM leaves no stone unturned.

Last year Daptone Records released Charles Bradley’s Changes. Charles Bradley finds new life, spilling his heart and soul into this beautifully funky album. With a killer marketing squad to match, Charles and his team have earned a total of three nominations including Best Blues/Jazz/R&B Album, Best Live Act and Marketing Genius (Marketing Lead: Nydia Davila, Victoria Morris, and Joanna Noyes).


Welcome, Dennis!

Dennis SepakIntroducing, Dennis Sepak; Business Development and Client Manager, Colombia and Andean Region

Hi everyone, I am very happy and excited to be part of The Orchard family. I hope to meet you all soon. I live in Bogotá but I am originally from Argentina. I am grateful to have had the chance to learn almost everything there is about this incredible region known as Latam. While the industry challenges are great, the opportunities are worthwhile!

I have been working in the music and entertainment industry for more than 9 years in different markets across Latin America. I have worked in formats from mobile audio to current music and video streaming platforms, all the while showing companies how music and its different assets can turn your customers into fans of the brand.


Music Trends: From CD Era To Streaming Era

Cd eraOnce 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.