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Welcome, Des!

October 22, 2014 Orchard News No Comments

DesFiniganIntroducing Desiree Finigan, Office Administrator, Film & TV, Los Angeles

Hi Everyone, my name is Desiree Finigan, but feel free to call me Des.

I’m a native Californian from the San Francisco Bay Area, which makes me a proud and faithful 49ers and SF Giants fan. I found my way to Los Angeles when I was accepted to Loyola Marymount University, and graduated with a degree in Television Production. I’ve been a Production Coordinator and Associate Producer for multi-camera series for Sony Pictures Television, TV Land and the Disney Channel.

I’m an active member of the Junior League of Los Angeles, a women’s volunteer organization, where my focus has been in Development (fundraising) for the league. I’m chairing my first fundraiser this fall. I also enjoy doing home improvements and hope to add some stamps to my passport!

I’m excited to be joining The Orchard team and look forward to meeting everyone!

BalconyTV, You Are Loved the World Over

294209_10150414581459400_646065572_nThe great, big world of BalconyTV is one that extends all over the globe, from Tel Aviv to Tokyo, from Brooklyn to Barcelona, and about 50 other cities in between. And on top of those kick-ass acoustic performances with gorgeous city backdrops, the phenomenal BTV producers have been so kind as to recreate the shows on their website for all to see. Sounds like a pretty spectacular musical web presence, right?

Abso-freaking-lutely. Which is why BalconyTV (including all of their Balconies around the world) was the winner of not one, but TWO Lovie Awards! The Lovies, Europe’s top-tier awards for online excellence, seek out the web’s best creative innovators. BalconyTV was not only sought after, but also received the Judges’ Silver Lovie (voted on by the Academy) and the People’s Lovie (voted on by the public) for best Music & Entertainment Internet Video.

What does all this awards talk mean? That BalconyTV and its producers have some of the most killer online content in the EU. They’ve been putting out high-quality live music performances on their website since 2006, and the catalog just keeps getting bigger and better.

Check out the full list of Lovie winners (you’ll find that BTV is second only to Bob Dylan!) and get more details in our official press release.

While you’re at it, jump on the BalconyTV Bandwagon and sample Vance Joy‘s session in Melbourne:

Bienvenue, Naïve Records!

NaiveRecordsA very big shout-out today to French label Naïve Records, the newest member of The Orchard family! Naïve is the second largest indie label in France, and is anything but its namesake in terms of music variation. If you’re flipping through their music catalog, you’ll find all sorts of genres: from Pop to Jazz to Classical, and just about every other music style in between!

CEO and founder Patrick Zelnik transitioned from working at major Virigin Records during its growing years, to creating his own label Naïve, one mainly specialized in French Pop and Jazz. Later, though, Zelnik incorporated Classical French label Auvidis and others into the Naïve imprint.

Today, the Naïve name touts a diverse range of artists on its roster, from singer-songrwiter Asa’s Bluesy, Soulful Pop to M83’s Electronic Synthpop; there’s also French Joni Mitchell sound-alike, Carla Bruni, and Belgian indie-Rockers Girls in Hawaii, just to name a few.

We are so excited to be working with Patrick and the gang to distribute such a phenomenal catalog! Be on the lookout for new releases rolling out, as well as all the fab ones already out there (Benjamin Biolay is a personal fave).

To read more about the deal, check out Music Week’s coverage and our official press release. Naïve, glad to have you join us!

Naive Presents (via Spotify):

Oh Hai, Latin Grammy Nominees, We See You!

10646836_10152223625891106_8956298480194290098_nYet again, Orchard artists strike gold in the awards department! This time, it’s for the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards nominations. The Latin Recording Academy honors the industry’s leading talent from the Latin music world with these prestigious awards and, like last year, we’re proud to see so many of our clients being recognized! From Salsa to Ranchero, Brazilian Rock to Classical, and everything else in between, our clients are all across the Latin Grammys board. We love working with all this amazing talent coming from independent labels and artists, and we’re thrilled to see our clients gaining such phenomenal recognition:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Jarabe De PaloSomos [Tronco Records]

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Luz VerdeEl Final Del Mundo Vol. II: Nada Es Imposible [Music Hit Factory]

BEST POP/ROCK ALBUM
Jarabe De PaloSomos [Tronco Records]

BEST ROCK SONG
Jarabe De Palo: “Somos” from Somos [Tronco Records]

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
Los Cafres: Los Cafres – 25 Años De Música! [Pop Art Discos/Sony Music/Instinto Musica]
Siddhartha: El Vuelo Del Pez [Lov/Recs]
Sig Ragga: Aquelarre [Pop Art Discos/Sony Music/Instinto Musica]

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Welcome, Paul!

October 8, 2014 Orchard News No Comments

Paul PhotoIntroducing Paul Hanly, Director of Client Relations, The Orchard & General Manager, Frenchkiss Records

It’s been a long time coming, but I’m finally working with The Orchard. There were times that I came to the office so much throughout the years that I felt I could have just set up shop. I have spent the last 7+ years working with Syd Butler and Frenchkiss Records and I look forward to continuing the success there while playing a larger role inside The Orchard.

Originally, I am from New Jersey (Rutgers grad to boot!) and I have bounced around a few places in the music industry (Astralwerks, Capitol, Kemado/Mexican Summer) before settling in at Frenchkiss where I felt was a great place to grow and be creative. I am super into running (doing the NYC Marathon again this year!) and still obsess about live music, etc.

Looking forward to working with everyone!

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