Welcome, Charlie!

Charlie GeitzIntroducing, Charlie Geitz, Data Operations Analyst

My name is Charlie Geitz, and I am incredibly excited to join the Data Analytics Team as a Data Operations Analyst at The Orchard!

I am originally from outside of Hartford, CT, and I spent my undergraduate years in central Pennsylvania at Bucknell University where I majored in Mathematics and Economics. After college, I did a brief stint in Washington, D.C. working for a small defense contractor to examining the vulnerability of certain Naval Facilities and learning about Cybersecurity, among other things.


The Nucleo Project: A Program To Inspire Young Musicians

Nucleo ProjectIn the last few months I have become a piano teacher as well as a committee member of the BPI’s Classical PR Committee. These activities combined have led me to discover The Nucleo Project, a side project of the charity Sistema England, which is part of the Venezuelan charity El Sistema. The organisation fits perfectly into what we are trying to achieve in the BPI Classical PR Committee, i.e. to expose the opportunities for young people to get into classical music, to recognize the barriers and to develop an understanding of the social and economic benefits of classical music.


Out Today by The Orchard: Jim Gaffigan, Jason Isbell & More

Every weekend is different. Sometimes you want to laugh, sometimes you want to just relax and listen to great new music and sometimes you want to discover a national conspiracy (just me?). Whatever you want this weekend, we’ve got it, from some wholesome comedy to a fascinating documentary.

After streaming on Netflix, Jim Gaffigan’s fifth comedy special Cinco is now available on audio, brought to you by Comedy Dynamics. Master of clean comedy, Gaffigan shares his gift of making just about anything hilarious, poking fun at everything from international travel to family life without relying on dirty jokes for easy laughs. He isn’t afraid to make fun of himself either (food, and his love of it, seems to be a common theme). Featuring bonus material and track commentary, Cinco is a ton of fun, and it’s guaranteed to brighten your day. Watch a clip from the special below, and get the album here.


Russel Dickerson, Brooke Eden & More: Our CMA Music Fest Recap

The Orchard’s artists stole spotlights throughout Nashville during the Country Music Association Music Fest last week. Every year, country fans flock to the Music City to see the best in up and coming country music. A few Orchardites, including our brand spankin’ new Nashville team, headed to the festival to catch some of our biggest names in the genre performing live. Here are a few of our favorites:

Triple Tigers artist Russell Dickerson performed at the packed HGTV Lodge for an energetic crowd (pictured in the image above). In between sets by heavy hitters such as Keith Urban, Darius Rucker and more, Dickerson had the venue singing his hit “Yours” so loud you could hear it from Memphis. (more…)

What’s Here & What’s Next For YouTube TV

YouTube TVThis past March, we introduced you to YouTube TV, an upcoming “alternative cable” service living within the YouTube ecosystem. We now have some big updates as we dive deeper into YouTube’s new monthly subscription service.

Refresher Course: What is YouTube TV?