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The Orchard Chart Toppers: October 2014

The Orchard Chart Toppers

October was a month for the Hard Rockers and Metalheads of The Orchard, with some top positions for Relapse Records, Pure Noise Records, Nuclear Blast and Ipecac Recordings with Obituary, State Champs, Exodus and the Melvins, respectively. That doesn’t mean other genres did get their say: Soul got a good rep there with The Budos Band, and Army of the Pharaohs nailed it for Hip Hop, too. Abroad, Goat made its presence known in the UK and Turkish sensation Cem Adrian hasn’t left the iTunes Turkey Top Albums chart since he hit #1 with even just his pre-order. On the film front, Action Sports doc Days Of My Youth has been a chart staple, and one of our latest theatrical releases, Harmontown deserves a big shoutout too. Hats off, everyone!

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.


Billboard Top 200 Albums
#75 — Obituary: Inked In Blood [Relapse Records]

Billboard Current Albums
#73 — Obituary: Inked In Blood [Relapse Records]

Billboard Independent Albums
#17 — Obituary: Inked In Blood [Relapse Records]

Billboard Tastemakers Albums
#18 — Obituary: Inked In Blood [Relapse Records]

Billboard Heatseekers
#12 — Grouper: Ruins [kranky]
#14 — The Budos Band: Burnt Offering [Daptone Records]
#27 — Abysmal Dawn: Obsolescence [Relapse Records]

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

Portugal Top Albums
#1 — Varios Artistas: Kizomba Mix 2014 – Mixed by DJ Manu Santos [Vidisco]
#2 — Varios Artistas: Mais Kizomba Hits 2 [Vidisco]
#3 — Varios Artistas: Era So Jajao [Vidisco]
#12 — HMB: Sente [ Farol Música, Lda.]
#14 — Leandro: Sou Um Homem Feliz [Espacial]

Italy Top Albums
#10 — Andrea Bocelli: Opera – The Ultimate Collection [Sugar Music]

iTunes Top 200 Albums
#150– Grouper: Ruins [kranky]

iTunes Turkey Top Albums
#3 — Cem Adrian: Sana Bunları Hiç Bilmediğin Bir Yerden Yazıyorum [Dokuz Sekiz Müzik]
#6 — İnsan Nasıl Unutabilir Ki: Cem Özkan [TMC Film Müzik]
#8 — Resul Rindar: Dalgalan Karadeniz [Esen]
#12 — İncir Reçeli 2 (Soundtrack): Çeşitli Sanatçılar [Dokuz Sekiz Müzik]

iTunes Brazil Top Albums
#4 — Suricato: Sol-Te [Som Livre/Globo]
#6 — Malta: Supernova [Som Livre/Globo]
#8 — Varios: Império – Nacional [Som Livre/Globo]
#9 — Henrique e Juliano: Ao Vivo em Brasilia [Som Livre/Globo]
#10 — Sambô: Sambô Em Estudio e Em Cores [Som Livre/Globo]

iTunes Latvia Top Albums
#15 — Dazadi Izpilditaji: Latviešu Teātra Zelta Dziesmas [Mikrofona Ieraksti]

iTunes Czech Republic Top Albums
#1 — Various Artists: Karel Kryl 70 [Supraphone]
#8 — Lenka Dusilová & Baromantika: V hodině smrti [Supraphone]

iTunes Portugal Top Albums
#1 — Various Artists: Summer Jam 2014 [Vidisco]
#3 — Various Artists: Mais Kizomba Hits 2 [Vidisco]
#15 — Various Artists: Kizomba Mix [Vidisco]
#16 — HMB: Sente [ Farol Música, Lda.]
#17 — Various Artists: Era So Jajao [Vidisco]

iTunes Top Documentary Movies CA
#4 — 509 Films: Volume 9 [509 INC]
#6 — Days of My Youth [Red Bull Media House]
#12 — Slednecks 16 [Slednecks Inc]
#13 — Boondockers 11 [Dan Gardiner Films]

iTunes Top Sports Movies CA
#7 — 509 Films: Volume 9 [509 INC]
#8 — Days of My Youth [Red Bull Media House]
#13 — Slednecks 16 [Slednecks Inc]

iTunes Top Documentary Movies AU
#17 — Rich Hill [Dinky Pictures]

iTunes Top Sports Movies AU
#18 — Moto 5: The Movie [The Assignment, Inc.]

iTunes Top Independent Movies AU
#14 — Rich Hill [Dinky Pictures]

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Welcome, Bernardo!

November 5, 2014 Orchard News No Comments

Bernardo ErwesIntroducing Bernardo Erwes, Client Relations & Marketing Manager, Brazil

First of all I would like to thank Liana Brauer for introducing me to The Orchard, and The Orchard for giving me this opportunity to work with the passion of my life that I always dreamed of being involved with somehow, which is music.

I have been a huge fan of Metal since I was around 11, but I also love Classical Music and Rock as well.

I listen to music whenever possible; on the streets, in the subway or bus, car… basically anywhere.

My favorite bands mostly come from Scandinavia, which is home to some of the best Black/Death Metal in the world. It might sound a little strange for someone who is not familiar with the genre, but Metal is founded on incredible sounds and lyrics, some of which focus on ancient History and Myths from Sweden, Norway, Finland and other European countries and also things from our daily life, but in a different “metal” way.

I am also a big fan of History, which was one of the reasons that I chose to study Law at University.

Before joining The Orchard, I worked for several years for an IP Law Office called Dannemann, Siemsen, Bigler & Ipanema Moreira. After nearly 4 years there, I wanted to try to get closer to my passion for music so when I saw an opportunity in an Online Music Agency, I chose to take a chance in this new world.

One thing led to another and now I am part of The Orchard Brazil team and it has already been a pleasure to work for this company which I realized is THE opportunity for me to work with my passion for music.

Looking forward to meeting you all and working together!

The Orchard’s Globetrotting Affair with “Meet Me in Montenegro”

Screen Shot 2014-10-29 at 5.33.54 PMEver have one of those summer study-abroad romances? Those short, stinging flames tend to burn out quickly, never to be though-of again. But Alex Holdridge and Linnea Saasen are a one-of-a-kind couple. Not only did they rekindle the flame, they’ve got a movie to prove it!

Meet Me in Montenegro follows LA-based filmmaker Anderson (Holdridge) and Norwegian dancer Lina (Saasen) as they attempt to revive a once vibrant romance. After another film project falls through, Anderson packs his bags for Berlin for some R&R with friends (played by Homeland’s Rupert Friend and Jennifer Ulrich). While staying in the city, Anderson unexpectedly runs into Lina and the present-day love story unfolds. Although the stars finally align for the couple, Anderson and Lina must ultimately decide if they’re love can survive given the circumstances.

As you might’ve already guessed, the film’s lovers are real-life couple Alex and Linnea, who co-direct and star in the movie. The two met randomly while in Berlin and clicked. But rather than let their chance destiny fall to the wayside, the two decided to quite literally write their own fate by traveling around the world, hand-in-hand, to make a film that reflected their extraordinary romance.

There’s the real love story, and a remarkable one at that! After its TIFF premiere, we decided we needed to reel this one into The Orchard catalog. Lucky for you, we’ll be releasing Meet Me in Montenegro next year in theaters! For now, read the official press release and Indiewire’s coverage to get more details.

Welcome, Alberto!

October 29, 2014 Orchard News No Comments

AlbertoMuerzaIntroducing Alberto Muerza, Client Relations & Marketing Assistant, Spain & Portugal

Hello everyone! Some of you may know me as I’ve been working as a​n intern​ in the Spanish office for over a year now. For the rest, I’m Alberto! Hi!

My first contact with The Orchard was three years ago when I did my internship during the summer of 2011 while I was studying Music & Media Management at the London Metropolitan University. After finishing my degree, I spent a few months getting more work experience at Universal Music Publishing at their UK offices, but as I was missing a lot my sunny Barcelona, I decided that it was about time to come back home. So after a greasy re-encounter with the Spanish Orchardites (we went to a burger place for lunch), I was back on board at The Orchard.

When I’m not at The Orchard, it is quite likely that you can find me running in Montjuic, a mountain close to the city and one of the nicest places in town, or having drinks with my friends at any bar, which at some point in the evening, any bar can also be one the nicest place in town.

Interesting fact: during my last year at college I was one of the winners of the Marketing and Promotional Orchard campaign for the artist Mike Viola.

I hope I get the chance to meet and work with you very soon.

The Orchard Goes Haute Couture for “Dior and I”

Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 12.47.13 PMRemember R.J. Cutler’s The September Issue, the riveting look into the world of Anna Wintour’s Vogue? The documentary brought fashion to a forefront in the entertainment world, but there hasn’t been anything as high-quality or comparable since. That is, until now.

This past April, Frédéric Tcheng premiered Dior and I, his solo directorial debut and the next-big-thing for fashion docs, at Tribeca Film Festival. Tcheng was given a very rare chance to document a pivotal point in the history of fashion institution Christian Dior: Creative Director Raf Simons’ debut couture collection.

The hire of the industry veteran did not go as seamlessly as hoped; Simons is known in the fashion world for his minimalist design, not exactly on par with the elegant extravagance that is Dior. To top it off, Simons had only eight weeks to prepare and produce his debut collection for the fashion house. With that kind of controversy and intensity, you know you’re in for a treat.

Tcheng captures every bit of those eight weeks in his film, which is just as beautiful as the story itself. It’s a glossy and glamorous behind-the-velvet-curtain exploration of Dior’s past and present; it’s picturesque, dreamlike, and romantic, shot in just the style you’d expect to see from a Dior-centered documentary.

So, if you’ve been pining for a true-to-life, artfully distinct fashion film, this is your next go-to. Thankfully, we’ve acquired all US and Canadian rights to this gem, so we’ll be rolling it out your way in the next year! Read the full press release for more information, and check out what folks at The New York Times and Hollywood Reporter had to say about it.

While you’re waiting, check out a sneak-peak below:

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