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The Orchard Takes It to the Streets With “The Motivation 2.0: The Chris Cole Story”

10603458_579610358811382_4330608488478919864_nIf you keep up at all with the big, wide world of skateboarding, you’re gonna be over-the-top stoked to hear our most recent news: we’re releasing director Adam Lough‘s The Motivation 2.0: The Chris Cole Story!

The title may sound familiar to you, as it should: 2013’s The Motivation had massive names behind it (Pharrell Williams and Rolling Stone, off the top of my head). The film followed eight of the world’s top-tier pro-skatboarders as they prepped for NYC’s Street League Championship. Now, Lough takes a close-up look at one of those skaters: Chris Cole.

In this 2.0 version, Lough peels back all the layers of Cole’s life. The all-access documentary sits down with Cole’s closest friends from home, industry vets and family members to recount his improbable, yet successful climb to the very top of the skateboarding world. The Philly-born skateboarder dreamed of going pro as he learned the tricks of the trade on the streets and curbs near his mom’s building complex, and now Lough documents just how Cole turned that dream into a reality.

Expect the big drop to happen this June. For more info, read our official press release here and check out a clip from the movie below!

The Motivation 2.0 Real American Skater – The Chris Cole Story from Adam Bhala Lough on Vimeo.

Welcome, Francesca!

April 15, 2015 Orchard News No Comments

FrancescaFerrariIntroducing Francesca Ferrari, Client Manager, Italy

Hello everyone! I’m Francesca and I’m looking forward to meet all of you (sooner or later)! Something about me… I’m from a city that I’m sure none of you heard before — La Spezia — but it’s worldwide known for its beautiful neighborhood, such as Cinque Terre (The Five Lands) and Portofino. I studied first in Florence, where I lived for almost ten years and where I got my degrees in “History of the Performing Arts” and “Musicology and Musical Heritage.” Then I moved to London where I received a Masters Degree in Music Industry Management at London Met.

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The Orchard Chart Toppers: March 2015

The Orchard Chart Toppers

In our March chart toppers report, we tip our hats to legendary rockers, Toto, who graced the world with brand new music under the title XIV, and dominated the charts in many territories, from the U.S. to Scandinavia as well as Eastern Europe. Two Spanish acts stood out this month: teen Pop artist Calum and Pop/Folk band Blaumut, and Kai Neville’s newest surf film, Cluster, took charge of the Documentary and Action Sports Film charts around the world with several #1 spots. Go see it!

WEEK ENDING MARCH 29, 2015

Billboard Top 200 Albums
#98 — Toto: Toto XIV [Frontiers Records]

Billboard Current Albums
#52 — Toto: Toto XIV [Frontiers Records]

Billboard Independent Albums
#9 — Toto: Toto XIV [Frontiers Records]
#33 — Whitehorse: Leave No Bridge Unburned [Six Shooter / Burnside]

Billboard Tastemaker Albums
#21 — Toto: Toto XIV [Frontiers Records]

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New Analytics Feature: YouTube UGC Matches

The Orchard AnalyticsHot off The Orchard press! You can now view your YouTube UGC Matches (a.k.a. Claims) data in The Orchard Workstation.

Let’s back up for a second: a “UGC Match” is a user-uploaded video that contains your content. It might be audio that’s used in the background, a visual clip, and so on. UGC Matches are identified either automatically by YouTube’s Content ID system, or manually by our Video Services team members.

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The Best, The Weird, The Most Unforgettable of SXSW 2015

Bullethead_Hanly_SXSW2015It’s Thursday (#tbt anyone?) and just about exactly a month since SXSW, so basically: the perfect time to reminisce.

The Orchard was in full effect at SXSW this year and what an amazing time it was! Working at a distributor, there is no shortage of shows, events, panels and meetings to attend. We asked some of our super star Client Relations team members to put together their highlights, be it the best, weird, or most unforgettable.

We’re already looking forward to next year!

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