Freeloader Friday: Paul Gilbert, Cymbals Eat Guitars & More

Paul_Gilbert_I_Can_DestroyHello everybody, vibes are solid in the NYC office as today is the first of our seasonal Summer Fridays and the start of a long Memorial Day weekend! To celebrate, we have a huge helping of awesome music for you this week, so let’s get at it.

We launch this weeks edition of Freeloader Friday with a full album stream from the face-melting, fretboard-burning fingers of Paul Gilbert. For those of you familiar with Gilbert, his new album I Can Destroy is the holy sacrament of soloing you expect. For those of you unfamiliar with this dude, his work on the six string is almost as epic as his lyricism. To give you an idea, Gilbert proclaims on the album’s title track: “I can move the mountains and push them into the sea, fly across the sky and take a bite of the moon.” Please give it a listen. Be careful, but give it a listen.


5 Types of Visual Content You Can Use Right Now to Promote Your Music

640px-Giulietta_Pixelated_music_video_3This article, written by the founder of Power Publicity, Lauren Gill, originally appeared on Sonicbids. We’re excited to be working with them to exchange industry tips and trends for your business.

With the rise of social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat, artists must create high-quality visual content to consistently engage their fans. Great visual content helps to increase your exposure among your target audience, grow your fanbase, and even land major career opportunities. Here are five types of visual content you can use right now to promote your music.  (more…)

Nashville, Alice & Bates Motel: Catch These Syncs on a Screen Near You

nashville-ABCThe Orchard’s Sync & Licensing team has some exciting placements to share, which you can catch starting tonight on the series finale of the beloved music show Nashville, or at a theater near you this Friday, when Alice Through The Looking Glass comes out. Since these tracks are pretty awesome, we’ve included videos for you to enjoy them.

1. Nashville S4 Ep 21 (ABC)

“Wound Up feat. allie” by TOKiMONSTA
Label: Young Art Records

What started as an impressive placement only grew in stature after Nashville was cancelled earlier this month. TOKiMONSTA’s “Wound Up” will play during the series finale which you can watch tonight (5/25) at 10 ET/PT on ABC.  (more…)

The Orchard Dials in on Logan Kibens’ “Operator”

operatorHello operator! We are pleased to announce another SXSW acquisition with the addition of Logan Kibens‘ directorial debut, Operator. The Orchard snagged UK and North American distribution rights to the dark and timely comedy which premiered at SXSW and stars Martin Starr and Mae Whitman. Look out for a digital and on-demand release this November.


Welcome, Shaun!

Shaun SinticIntroducing Shaun Sintic, Coordinator, Owned & Operated

My name is Shaun Sintic, I’m from Denville, New Jersey and I’m a member of the Owned & Operated team. I spend the majority of my free time either playing in my band, Basement Beers, or watching Parks and Recreation reruns.

Currently I’m listening to PWR BTTM, Jank, and Hop Along, who all put out phenomenal records last year. If you want to talk about Kevin James, I’m your man. I also take care of seven cats that were born outside my house, so if you are interested in a kitten, I may have one for you.