20 Years of Incredible Artists In One Playlist

20th Anniversary PlaylistWith 20 years of music distribution under our belts, The Orchard has grown to amass a huge catalog of funky hits, slow jams, mind-melting metal and everything in between.

The Orchard was founded to share independent music with the world. These releases power The Orchard and inspire the future of the industry. To celebrate our long history of servicing talented creators, our playlist aficionados have put together a list of tracks to exemplify our talented family of artists and labels.


Welcome, Clint N.!

Clint NewsomIntroducing, Clint Newsom, Software Engineer, Physical Distribution

Hi, my name is Clint Newsom and I’m joining The Orchard as a Software Engineer on the Physical Distribution team. I’ve worked in software development professionally since 2008 and have developed web applications for a number of New York institutions including the American Museum of Natural History, The New York Public Library and Columbia University. My most recent projects include rebuilding Beatport.com and a wide array of engineering projects at Food52.com.


The Orchard Jumps On Jordan Ross’s “Thumper”

The Orchard’s film team won a gem at Tribeca, taking home the full North American rights to Jordan Ross‘s star-studded directorial debut Thumper

Written and directed by Ross, Thumper stars Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is The New Black, The Wire), Eliza Taylor (The 100), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) and Ben Feldman (Mad Men) to name a few. Luckily you won’t need to wait too long to see this crew in action as the film is slated for a 2017 release. (more…)

The Orchard Broadens Worldwide Reach

Red distribution

After 20 years of “distribution done right,” The Orchard is making its biggest move yet.

Sony Music Entertainment has combined all regional distribution efforts under The Orchard name. What does this mean for us? An increased global presence, a united team of industry professionals and a network of local support stronger than ever before with offices in over 30 territories worldwide.

We are extra excited in the NYC office as we welcome the RED Distribution team under our roof. As The Orchard, the unified company will offer unparalleled levels of comprehensive service to the independent community. (more…)

Out Today by The Orchard: Sasheer Zamata, Donald Cried & More

Happy June everyone! We’ve officially made it to the first month of summer, so it’s time to hang on for dear life to the last few days of great weather and let loose this weekend. Lucky for you, we’ve got the latest on this week’s releases including the perfect mix of comedy, music and film to kick off the summer fun.

If you’re a comedy fan like me, you wish SNL could run all year. If you’re also like me and are already having withdrawals, get your comedy fix with cast member Sasheer Zamata’s very first special: Pizza Mindbrought to you by Comedy Dynamics. Zamata is refreshingly unconventional, breaking the traditional mold of a standup special by incorporating animated shorts, sketches, and even a choreographed musical number proving herself to be much more than a member of an ensemble. Furthermore, she is equally engaging discussing everything from her experiences with racism to her experiences with psychedelics. The hilarious special pulls out all the stops showing nothing is off limits to Zamata. Check out a clip below and stream the album here.