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Welcome, Corinne!

March 11, 2015 Orchard News No Comments

CorinneFranceschiniIntroducing Corinne Franceschini, Client Relations Manager

Hello everybody! My name is Corinne and I am so excited to be joining The Orchard family! I was born and raised in the north of Italy, but I lived in France for the past 4 years, where I worked for Believe Digital in Paris. I landed in the music industry by chance (my first love is translation) and decided to stay as long as possible, and here I am, making my dream come true.

Musically speaking, I would say that I am quite eclectic, depending on the mood, but if I had to choose a genre I would definitely say Hip-Hop. When I am not working, I am a huge fan of TV series, my favourite one right now is ‘The Walking Dead.’ I love dogs (my best friend Chester is in the picture), reading books in different languages (I am still a translator, after all) and eating (I am Italian, of course I love food!). I can’t wait to get to know you all!

This Little Blind Pig Now Lives at The Orchard’s Brick House

268522_785120568186168_2330939392017342918_nJust in time for the great big music roundup that’s about to happen at SXSW, we thought now would be the perfect time to let you in on some news. We’ve just picked up the Blind Pig catalog, one rich in the best Blues and Roots sounds in the country. And there’s no questioning their lineup. The Blind Pig catalog stems from a deep-rooted understanding of the genres. Before the record label ever began, there was Blind Pig the Ann Arbor blues club that welcomed the likes of Jimmy Rogers, Bonnie Raitt and Hound Dog Taylor to its stage. Once word spread about the who’s who of artists performing at the venue, the owners decided to incorporate a record label into the mix, and so Blind Pig Records was born.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce that co-founders Edward Chmelewski and Jerry Del Giudice, along with their San Francisco and Chicago-based teams, have joined our family. Not only will we be responsible for the distribution of their catalog worldwide (both digitally and physically), we’ve also got new material on deck from the label, including releases from Albert Cummings, Victor Wainwright, Cash Box Kings, Zac Harmon and Andy T & Nick Nixon.

Along with this great new catalog of goodies, we’re ramping up our focus on label acquisitions. Our very own Scott Ambrose Reilly (some of you may also know him lovingly as “Bullethead”) is heading up this catalog specialty division, one designed to acquire, rejuvenate, repackage and market owned content and brands.

Check out more news coverage on the deal from Billboard, and if you’re looking for a home for that music catalog of yours you know where to find us!

The Orchard Chart Toppers: February 2015

The Orchard Chart Toppers

February continued to display some chart topping prowess from our labels and artists, and as always, we love taking the time to give them a shoutout for their awesomeness. Highlights from February include the inimitable Torche (have you played their game, Torche vs Robots, yet?), the supergroup Revolution Saints and their self-titled debut, Dangerbird Records’ Butch Walker, who snagged a #1 New Artists spot on Billboard and a whole lot of other placements, and the Norwegian Folk artist, Tønes. On the film front, Minecraft: Into The Nether is still making itself known week on week, and the moving Documentary Point and Shoot snagged a #1 spot on iTunes’ Top Documentary Movies chart in the U.S.

Well done, folks!

WEEK ENDING MARCH 1, 2015

Billboard Top 200 Albums
#133 — Torche: Restarter (Deluxe Edition) [Relapse Records]
#198 — Revolution Saints: Revolution Saints [Frontiers Records]

Billboard Current Albums
#56 — Torche: Restarter (Deluxe Edition) [Relapse Records]
#84 — Revolution Saints: Revolution Saints: [Frontiers Records]

Billboard Top Album Sales
#61– Torche: Restarter (Deluxe Edition) [Relapse Records]
#99 — Revolution Saints: Revolution Saints [Frontiers Records]

Billboard Independent Albums
#13– Torche: Restarter (Deluxe Edition) [Relapse Records]
#17 — Revolution Saints: Revolution Saints [Frontiers Records]
#27 — Black Star Riders: Killer Instinct [Nuclear Blast]

Billboard Tastemakers
#11 — Torche: Restarter (Deluxe Edition) [Relapse Records]

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Welcome, Emma!

March 4, 2015 Orchard News 1 Comment

EmmaHawkinsIntroducing Emma Hawkins, Digital Advertising Coordinator

My name is Emma and I am so excited to be working at The Orchard as a Coordinator in the Digital Advertising department. A little bit about me: I’m originally from outside of Seattle, WA and moved here six years ago to attend NYU, where I studied English Literature and Art History. Before The Orchard, I worked in digital advertising sales at Tasting Table, an NYC based digital food magazine, and interned at a small book publisher in college. I’m generally obsessed with arts and entertainment and I can discuss David Bowie, Michelangelo and Oscar Wilde with equal enthusiasm. Recent music/film/TV obsessions include HOMESHAKE, D’angelo, FKA Twigs, SOHN, Broad City and anything directed by Richard Linklater. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone and to start learning the ins and outs of The Orchard!

Welcome, Monisha!

February 25, 2015 Orchard News 1 Comment

MonishaGandhiIntroducing Monisha Gandhi, Client Manager, Film & TV

Hey there! I’m Monisha and it’s great to greet you! I’m super excited to be joining The Orchard Team and look forward to getting to know everyone. In the meantime, here’s a little bit about me…

I was born and raised in the suburbs just outside NYC, round about a little artsy village north of the Hudson, called Nyack. Post Nyack, I spent many years living in Buffalo, NY assisting in the management of one of the city’s most legendary indie music venues catering to such acts as, Moe, Jeru the Damaja, Every Time I Die, and Fishbone.

Upon my return to the New York Metropolitan Area, or as Buffalonians like to say, “Downstate,” I was offered the opportunity to continue working in support of my passion for Arts and Entertainment becoming a consultant to a number of film festivals in Venue and Programming Operations, starting and ending with the Tribeca Film Festival as Screenings Operations Manager.

But alas, home is where the heart is and after many years of living a nomadic lifestyle, I am ready and eager to settle down and make a home for myself both personally and professionally. Aside from work, you can find me in my kitchen cooking, in my car singing, in the park playing with my pitbull, at the bar shooting pool, on the phone making reservations, on the dance floor… well, you know, or simply on my couch watching Netflix.

Now that you know a little bit about me, please feel free to drop me a line in the comments to say hello!

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