Introducing Christian Frahm, Marketing & Sales Manager, GSA
Hello everyone, I am very excited to work on a new chapter for The Orchard in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Together with Manlio and the whole Orchard team, I am sure we can do great things here.
Born and raised in Kiel (Northern Germany at the Baltic Sea), I went to University of Lueneburg where I studied Cultural Studies (main focus on Economics & Musicology). During that time, I did several internships at booking agencies, radio stations, labels and played in several bands. I finished up by writing my exam on Sony Music and “The future of the music industry.”
Slayer Makes No Apologies (And Doesn’t Need To) with Repentless
It’s been six years since Thrash legends Slayer have blessed (or cursed) us with an album, but the wait is over on September 11, 2015. Enter Repentless: the band’s first LP since 2009s critically praised, Grammy-nominated World Painted Blood.
Slayer began recording Repentless in March of 2014, recruiting decorated producer Terry Date, a man noted for his work with Pantera, Slipknot and Soundgarden, to help capture the album’s 12 tracks. The group continued recording through January of 2015, taking shelter in LA’s Henson Studios.
Ask a Music Journalist: Which Music Links Do You Prefer in a Pitch Email?
This article, written by Sound Dessert music blog founder, Gillian Driscoll, originally appeared on Sonicbids. We’re excited to be working with them to exchange industry tips and trends for your business!
Humans now have shorter attention spans than goldfish. We’re talking eight seconds to get someone to opt in and listen to your music. (Goldfish, for the record, beat us with nine seconds.) How many seconds does it takes for someone to get to your music? Is audio or video prominently featured on your website and/or Facebook page? Are links discernable in your press releases and newsletters with a clear call to action? If the answer is no, you’re losing out on potential press coverage and fans.
Freeloader Friday: Teen Daze, Jeanne Added & More
I hope you’re ready to throw on that questionable Hawaiian shirt you’ve been eyeing up for the last couple of days, because it’s Friday baby. And, as always, with each Friday comes a shiny new box of tracks, packaged neatly by The Orchard team. Let’s get at it!
You know when you wake up slowly on the weekend and you’re looking for that perfect tune to sip your coffee to? Well the new Teen Daze track will certainly do the job. It’s even called “Morning World!” It’s light, melodic and a perfect summer sway-along song.
Compilations: Breaking Down Musical Barriers Since 2011
The New York Times’ recent article on Spotify revealed what some may view as a marketing revelation but is old news for us at Compilations: that streaming services are moving away from classifying by generic labels and instead embracing new mood or time-based musical recommendations. Considering how easy it is for the average Spotify subscriber to listen to anything they like at a moment’s notice, it is not surprising to see how more and more consumers of all ages are willing to explore musical styles and artists that lie outside of their generic comfort zones.