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At 70, Our Founder Is Still Making Music Happen!

June 16, 2010 Artist News No Comments

This past weekend, Richard Gottehrer, our illustrious creative leader, turned 70!  There aren’t many 70 year olds who are still so dedicated to their work like Richard is and certainly don’t have the enthusiasm and charisma that he shares with us at The Orchard each day.  70 is a milestone for any adult and most likely provokes a bit of reflection on their journey…

Richard was part of 60s pop group, The Strangeloves who wrote hit singles such as My Boyfriend’s Back and I Want Candy.  Did you know that The Strangeloves pretended to be from Australia?  To step back in time with Richard, watch him perform I Want Candy on YouTube, he’s the one on the right.

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The Orchard ‘Dreams’ With 19 Entertainment

June 15, 2010 Artist News No Comments

New YorkJune 15, 2010 – Today, The Orchard (NASDAQ: ORCD), a global leader in music and video distribution and comprehensive digital strategy, announced it has entered into a partnership with 19 Entertainment and Simon Fuller, creator of “American Idol”,” and co-creator of “So You Think You Can Dance”. The Orchard will handle the worldwide digital distribution of the first two seasons of 19 Entertainment’s new reality series, IF I CAN DREAM (, making the groundbreaking series available for sale at the top digital entertainment outlets, including iTunes and Amazon.

“We are very pleased to be working with The Orchard on distributing our ground breaking show IF I CAN DREAM” said David Ellner, President of Digital and Business Development at 19 Entertainment. … Continue Reading

5 Freestyle Footballers Hunt Down God in “In The Hand Of The Gods”

June 8, 2010 Film/TV News No Comments

An epic documentary for any hardcore soccer fan (or football, depending on where you are), In The Hands Of The Gods follows 5 guys as they journey across the world in search of the greatest footballer that ever lived. A trip filled with ups and downs, interesting cultures, camaraderie and some comedic moments along the way….find out for your self…will they ever make it to the end, will they ever meet the Godfather himself, Diego Maradona. The doc is available for free on Hulu for a limited time around the World Cup (sorry ex-US readers), and you can watch it right here!

Sevendust To Release Deluxe Reissue of Gold-Certified Self-Titled Debut

June 2, 2010 Artist News No Comments

Sevendust has had a brutal grip on eardrums since 1997, when their debut self-titled LP hit stores via TVT Records and propelled them into the spotlight of the metal world. Refusing to rest on their initial success, the Atlanta quintet has stayed extremely busy since then, releasing seven more albums and touring nonstop, including slots with Metallica, Korn and Kid Rock (plus countless festival appearances). Sevendust’s eighth album, Cold Day Memory was released on April 20th of this year, and earned the band the highest chart debut of their career, landing at #12 on the Billboard Top 200.

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Worst Catalog Marketing Ideas Ever

May 27, 2010 Marketing 3 Comments

This one’s for our clients (and anyone else who might find this amazing).  We can’t take credit for coming up with this list, but we loved it so much we had to share it.  Just don’t take it too seriously:

Please don’t call to pitch one of these. Somebody already thought of it, and we said no.

1. We’ve noticed that a competitor’s compilation is selling well, so we spent five minutes creating an almost identical one, and although we are offering no promotional plan or marketing support, we’d like you devise and fund a major retail marketing campaign for it.

2. Wagner for Relaxation

3. You already have this product in stock, but we’ll be sending you a new copy with slightly different artwork. Can you promote it? … Continue Reading


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