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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!

The Orchard Chart Toppers: September 2014

The Orchard Chart Toppers

Happy Autumn and welcome to the busiest time of the year for music. In that vein, I’ll keep this short: Huge congrats as always to our charting artists and labels, with shoutouts to Pure Noise Records’ No Bragging Rights, who got some great action with their release The Concrete Flower, Egyptian Pop star Amr Diab, who snagged a #1 World release, and the documentary on Baseball legend Dock Ellis, No No: A Dockumentary.

See y’all next month!

PS. This is only a snapshot of our artists’ chart positions. They’ve also placed in many genre charts on both Billboard and iTunes, but we’ve zoned in on the more general charts for the purpose of this post.

WEEK ENDING September 28, 2014

Billboard Top 200 Albums
#111 — No Bragging Rights: The Concrete Flower [Pure Noise Records]
#141 — Whirr: Sway [Graveface Records]

Billboard Current Albums
#107 — No Bragging Rights: The Concrete Flower [Pure Noise Records]
#130 — Whirr: Sway [Graveface Records]
#161 — Stryper: Live At The Whiskey [Frontiers Records]

Billboard Independent Albums
#26 — No Bragging Rights: The Concrete Flower [Pure Noise Records]
#32 — Whirr: Sway [Graveface Records]
#40 — Stryper: Live At The Whiskey [Frontiers Records]

Billboard Heatseekers
#2 — No Bragging Rights: The Concrete Flower [Pure Noise Records]
#6 — Whirr: Sway [Graveface Records]
#22 — Iron Reagan: The Tyranny Of Will [Relapse Records]
#39 — Trudy Lynn: Royal Oaks Blues Cafe [MDI Distribution / Wiggins Music Distribution]
#47 — Myrkur: Myrkur [Relapse Records]

UK Independent Album Breakers
#2 — JAWS: Be Slowly [Rattlepop Records]

UK Independent Albums
#17 — JAWS: Be Slowly [Rattlepop Records]

Spain Top Albums
#2 — Gemeliers: Lo Mejor está por venir [Pep’s Records]

Portugal Top Albums
#12 – Tony Carreira: 25 Anos [Farol]
#14 – Various Artists: Kizomba Mix [Vidisco]
#15 – Various Artists: Caribe 2014 [Vidisco]
#16 – Various Artists: Piradinha 3 [Vidisco]

Official Denmark Charts — Top Albums
#10 — Marie Fisker & Kira Skov: The Cabin Project [Stunt / Sundance Records]
#17 — Mike Andersen: Home [NMS]

iTunes Top 200 Albums
#176 — No Bragging Rights: The Concrete Flower [Pure Noise Records]

iTunes Portugal Top Albums
#3 – Various Artists: Summer Jam 2014 [Vidisco]

iTunes Turkey Top Albums
#11 — Funky Arabesk: Ebrulimuharrem [3 Adım Müzik] *pre-order
#17 — Cengiz Kurtoğlu: Saklı Düşler [Esen]
#18 — iPhonedo: Süper Ay [Scooter Tunes]

iTunes Top Documentary Movies US
#8 — 509 Films: Volume 9 [509 INC]
#9 — No No: A Dockumentary [Baseball Iconoclasts]

iTunes Top Sports Movies US
#4 — 509 Films: Volume 9 [509 INC]
#9 — No No: A Dockumentary [Baseball Iconoclasts]

iTunes Top Movies CA
#16 – 509 Films: Volume 9 [509 INC]

iTunes Top Documentary Movies CA
#2 — 509 Films: Volume 9 [509 INC]
#12 — Thunderstruck 13 [Thunderstruck Films]
#18 — No No: A Dockumentary [Baseball Iconoclasts]
#19 — Rich Hill [Dinky Pictures]

iTunes Top Sports Movies CA
#2 — 509 Films: Volume 9 [509 INC]
#9 — Thunderstruck 13 [Thunderstruck Films]
#20 — No No: A Dockumentary [Baseball Iconoclasts]

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The Orchard Catches Big Air with Warren Miller Entertainment

It’s pretty cool to be able to tell the world you were the first person to take skiing to the big screen. It’s equally as awesome to hold the world record for the longest running film series; Warren Miller Entertainment has accomplished both. The ski film phenomenon began in 1950 under Warren Miller himself, and we’re psyched to now offer WME a digital distribution home for their massive, ever-growing catalog!

Here at The Orchard, we love a good adventure sports film – just take a look at our campaign around Into the Mind! WME shares our passion: as soon as Miller returned home from WWII, he began his ski-themed filmmaking career; by 1950, Deep and Light hit the big screen, and thus began the biggest film franchise in the world. Every year since, WME has released a ski-related picture with the count going up to 65 this year.

If you’re not familiar with the annual movie drop, you’ll have lots of catching up to do. Where to begin? There’s the flick that launched 64 more to come, mentioned above – it’ll give you a rundown of how the entire WME name began. There’s also #52: Cold Fusion, which includes two ski world records, #49: Freeriders, with plenty of nods to the late 90s, and #58: Playground, featuring the latest and greatest ski parks around the world.

Not only do WME films give you access to the world’s “Best in Show” among skiers, the movies also take you to some of the most exotic snow-capped mountains and top-tier ski resorts you could only hope to visit. Hence why we are stoked to be bringing this long-running and fabulously crafted series to the web for all to see. You can find more info on the deal itself in our official press release and VideoInk’s news coverage.

Check out what’s coming in this year’s No Turning Back below:

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