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The Orchard Polishes Its Deutsch with Membran Entertainment Group

Guten Tag, Deutschland! And a good day, it is. Today, we announce our new partnership with the renowned and respected Membran Entertainment Group, based in Germany. With them, we kick off The Orchard GmbH, run by Membran CEO, Manlio Celotti. We’ve gotten to know the German market over the years — …

Introducing: The 4 Commandments of Marketing Drivers

Marketing Drivers are the absolute most important thing you must be communicating to your client rep, when working on priority new releases. We’ve already broken down the what, when, why, and overall best practices for marketing drivers. Today, we’re going to introduce you to the 4 commandments of communicating these invaluable assets. …

Sundance Special: We Get Swingin’ With “The Overnight”

Sundance, we have arrived! And in a very big way. Just last night, we nabbed rights to The Overnight in Park City, UT on the 4th day of the Festival. It’s a steamy, sexy comedy that already created sparks on Sundance’s red carpet, and after some intense bidding rounds, we secured it …

Reddit Demystified

A few months ago, I saw Catey Shaw’s music video for “Human Contact” for the first time. It was a flawless concoction: an infectious summer Pop jam mixed with a quirky, aqua-haired girl dancing in street-wear. All I wanted to do was cash in my vacation days, trap my scantily …

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Congrats To Our 2015 Grammy Awards Winners!

RickyKejWouterKellermanGrammysLast night, all music-lovers and creators — well, almost — watched one of the year’s biggest events in music: The 57th Annual Grammy Awards. Some of us were lucky enough to attend in person — here’s lookin’ at you Colleen and Laura, our COO and Latin American Regional Manager who doubles as Chair of the Latin Grammys — while the rest of us watched from our living rooms (or if you’re like me, treadmills).

Of course, at The Orchard, we were rooting for our slew of nominated artists, many of whom didn’t actually get air time last night (there’s a whole score of wins that get awarded pre-prime time!), but who still deserve the highest praise for their accomplishments.

Speaking of, we tip our hats to our four big winners:

Anne Sofie von Otter for her album Douce France [naïve classique], who snagged the Grammy for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Wouter Kellerman & Ricky Kej for their album Winds of Samsara [Raveolution Studios], which took the title of Best New Age Album

Ziggy Marley for Fly Rasta [V2 Records Benelux], which brought home the award for Best Reggae Album

Partch for Harry Partch: Plectra and Percussion Dances, which won Best Classical Compendium

The whole night was full of epic performances, important messages and cringe-worthy moments but honestly, would we expect any less? Check out the full list of winners on the Grammy website, browse through photos and fashion, or just read a nice good recap courtesy of the NY Times.

Freeloader Friday: Cody Simpson, The Black Ryder & More

February 6, 2015 Freeloader Friday No Comments

889176168536How ’bout them Patriots! (Or not…) We’re really getting into the thick of winter. Which (as brutal as it is for some) means we’re even closer to SXSW! 5 weeks and counting… who’re we gonna see there? But let’s not get too ahead of ourselves; we’ve got a Freeloader Friday list to get to first!

Vision Fortune get the party started with their oh-so-lovely crushing House album, appropriately titled, “Country Music.” Gotta love a sense of humor. The sound is lackadaisically warped synth mixed with Drum-n-Bass. These guys know how to get started on a Friday night.

Next up, a plethora of track nuggets! Cody Simpson‘s (think Jack Johnson in Aussie, blonde form, who pals around with Miley Cyrus from time to time) newbie is beachy, breezy Singer-Songwriter goodness. Good ol’ boys The Bright Light Social Hour wind back the clock with their new track, transporting you to the golden age of Psychedelic Rock. The Black Ryder take you down a Shoegaze, melodramatic rabbit hole, while Karl Kling sets the stage for an all-out Disco-Pop dance. Ruby the Hatchet go hard with a fuzzy Rock ‘n Roll sound, Rapper Big Pooh & Apollo Brown team up to create powerful, lyric-heavy Hip-Hop, and Dalton paints a whirlwind dream through melodic guitar strings. Doesn’t get much more varied than that!

Also be sure to check out the latest in music videos, featuring Rock Supergroup Revolution Saints rockin’ out like it’s ’79 and Whitehorse harmonizing their Folk Rock around a campfire.

You’re all set for the weekend, folks. Here’s to having a fab Friday!

Vision Fortune: Full album stream via The Fader
Country Music out February 9 on ATP

Cody Simpson: “Flower” track premiere via Rolling Stone
Flower out now on Bananabeat Records

The Bright Light Social Hour: “Slipstream” track premiere via Consequence of Sound
Space Is Still the Place out March 10 on Frenchkiss Records

The Black Ryder: “Let Me Be Your Light” track premiere via Entertainment Weekly
The Door Behind the Door out February 24 on The Anti Machine Machine

Karl Kling: “Careful” track premiere via Indie Shuffle
Karl Kling out March 3 on Crazy Heart Records

Ruby the Hatchet: “Demons” track premiere via Metalsucks
Valley of the Snake out February 24 on Tee Pee Records

Rapper Big Pooh & Apollo Brown: “Stop” track premiere via 2 Dope Boyz
Words Paint Pictures out March 24 on Mello Music Group

Dalton: “New Time” track premiere (+ Free Download) via NoiseTrade
Dalton out February 24 on Fierce Panda

Revolution Saints: “Back On My Trail” music video premiere via Billboard
Revolution Saints out February 24 on Frontiers

Whitehorse: “Baby What’s Wrong” music video premiere via Pop Matters
Leave No Bridge Unburned out February 17 on Six Shooter Records

Introducing: The 4 Commandments of Marketing Drivers

February 6, 2015 Featured News, Marketing No Comments

driversimage4realMarketing Drivers are the absolute most important thing you must be communicating to your client rep, when working on priority new releases. We’ve already broken down the what, when, why, and overall best practices for marketing drivers. Today, we’re going to introduce you to the 4 commandments of communicating these invaluable assets.

Remember, the questions to ask yourself when you are putting together Marketing Drivers is “why is this a priority?” “why will this album sell?” “who is the artist?” and “what is this album about.” Long story short, we are looking for key sales drivers that will compel retailers to editorially feature a release.

And now without further ado, the 4 commandments of communicating marketing drivers!

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Welcome, Bryan!

February 4, 2015 Orchard News 1 Comment

BlampeIntroducing Bryan Lampe, Localization Coordinator, Film & TV Operations

My name is Bryan. Born and raised in New Jersey, I went to college in Long Island studying Audio Recording. Before The Orchard, I wired recording studios for clients such as Alicia Keys, Metallica, and Jungle City Studios. I even helped wire the studio here at The Orchard NYC! I am a Recording Engineer in Brooklyn at the Brewery Recording Studio. I have worked with artists such as Skrillex, Mr. MFN Exquire, and Flosstradamus. Outside of The Orchard I am either running up and down the Hoboken waterfront, snowboarding, hiking, or biking. I am very excited to help grow our global reach in Film & TV ops. Thanks!

Sundance Special: “Finders Keepers” Finds Its Home with The Orchard

10505615_796594467072545_3409195416410715561_nThis is one of those “stories” that, no matter how you tell it, it will always sound like something straight from The Twilight Zone. Except this is no story — this is real life exposed through narrative. Meet Finders Keepers, Sundance 2015’s weirdest documentary (co-directed by Bryan Carberry and Clay Tweel) that follows the battle over an amputated leg, and just so happens to be our latest film acquisition.

The story begins just as it should: one of the documentary’s producers Ed Cunningham (Undefeated) overhears restaurant-goers talking about a severed foot that had been found in a barbecue smoker bought at an auction. Cunningham, his interest piqued, starts to dig. Ultimately, he uncovers John Wood’s tragic story — the leg was his, he’d lost it in a plane crash (the same one that killed his father), tried to save it for sentimental purposes, and lost it when his drug and alcohol addiction got the best of him, forcing him to sell almost everything he owned. Enter Shannon Whisnant, self-proclaimed entrepreneur and the lucky bidder who lands Wood’s locker-full-of-wonders. Whisnant seizes the “opportunity” to garner fame as “The Foot Man,” raking in his fortune by offering peeks of the severed leg. Ultimately (and perhaps as destiny would have it), the two go head to head in a custody battle over Wood’s leg, winding them up on sitcom-television in front of Judge Mathis‘s audience.

One of the more bizarre stories you’ll ever hear? Probably. Best part? It’s 100% fact. And we’ll be dishing out this stranger-than-fiction film experience to North American audiences later this year. We added the doc to our bag of Sundance goodies yesterday and will have it ready for you shortly! Check out more of the deal news in The Hollywood Reporter’s press coverage, and watch a snippet of the film below:

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