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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.

Freeloader Friday: The Budos Band, Royal Thunder and More

BudosBandBurntOfferingIt’s been a little while since I’ve personally shared Freeloader Friday with you fine folks, and I’m glad to report that the selection I have in store for you today is the perfect soundtrack to your weekend.

Leading with The Budos Band‘s soulful horns and Charlie Cunningham‘s soothing acoustic strings, we continue with four-piece Royal Thunder‘s new single followed by some chilled out instrumentals and soundscapes that’ll have you dreaming the weekend will never end.

If you’re at SXSW, save this one for when you come back and need recovering.

The Budos Band: “Magus Mountain” live performance via KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic
Burnt Offering out now on Daptone Records

Charlie Cunningham: Live session via Daytrotter
Breather EP out now on Kissability

Royal Thunder: “Glow” track premiere via Entertainment Weekly
Crooked Doors out April 7 on Relapse Records

Friend Roulette: “Stoned Alone” track premiere via Spin
I See You. Your Eyes Are Red out June 2 on Goodnight Records

Wax Stag: “Night Trek” track premiere via Pitchfork
II out now on Old Habits

Mute Forest: “Infinity Pools” track premiere via Stereogum
Infinity Pools EP out April 7 on Lost Tribe Sound

Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk: “Zebra Boy” track premiere via AdHoc
Kill The Fuzz out soon on Fire Talk Records

The Bright Light Social Hour: “Infinite Cities (Matt Lange Remix)” track premiere via LessThan3
Space Is Still The Place out now on Frenchkiss Records

VOWS: “Losing Myself In You” lyric video premiere via Consequence of Sound
Losing Myself In You (Single) out now on Cleopatra Records

Evans The Death: “Enabler” music video premiere via Mother Jones
Expect Delays out now on Slumberland Records / Fortuna POP!

Welcome, Ryan!

March 18, 2015 Orchard News No Comments

RyanParentIntroducing Ryan Parent, Coordinator, Client Operations

Hi everybody! My name is Ryan and I’m thrilled to be working at The Orchard!

I spent the past few months working part-time in the Video Services department on the Content team and have recently transitioned to the Operations department. I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA (Go PENS) where I went to school at Point Park University studying Cinema and Digital Arts. I had been working in the fashion industry for a few years doing clerical and graphic design work for a wholesale clothing company before moving to The Orchard in September.

My passions are music, film, anime, sci-fi, and especially video games! If you ever want to discuss boss tactics for Dark Souls or argue which Final Fantasy is the best (spoiler, it’s FF6) then feel free to drop me a line in the comments!

What The #&@$ Do You Do, Corey?!?

CoreySheridanCorey Sheridan
Director, Client Relations
Joined The Orchard (via IODA) in March 2012, and started at IODA as an intern in the summer of 2008

You came to us from the IODA merger, and stand guard at our San Francisco office (*cough* jealous *cough*). Please tell us, what the #&@$ do you aside from bask in the glory of the Bay Area?
I oversee a team that comes without coincidence from IODA. Together, we oversee some of The Orchard’s largest distributor clients in the U.S., including Select-O-Hits, Malaco Records, Allegro Media Group, A-Train Entertainment and Burnside Distribution, to name just a few. While these distribution companies are similar to The Orchard in the sense that they represent many labels and artists (and most offer physical distribution too), these partners utilize The Orchard’s Workstation technologies to manage their catalogs as well as our distribution deals across retailers to support and grow their business. Some of these sub-distributors also take advantage of other lines of business from The Orchard, like neighboring rights collections, mechanical administration, and even video to a much lesser degree. My team manages these accounts from a higher level, working with the distributors directly and supporting their growth.

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