What The #&@$ Do You Do, Mamuna?!?
Senior Director, Product Marketing & Design
Joined The Orchard in March 2014
We always see you running between the third and fourth floors with the product team, what the &%$* do you do?!!?
I do run around a lot, primarily to get my Fitbit steps in (j/k). Throughout the day, I’m tackling various tasks. At a very high level on the design front, my team and I work to establish a center of excellence for user-centered design vision and standards across all of The Orchard’s products.
In a broad sense, a product is anything that affects our customers.
Out Today by The Orchard: March 17th, 2017
Welcome to the second installment of The Orchard’s weekly Out Now series, where we break down a few new releases in music & film. This week, we’re going to span from metal, to pop, to a little standup comedy. Prepare to head bang, hum along and laugh out loud.
Florida metal legends and self-declared “cavemen of metal” Obituary roared back to life this week with a self-titled record. Obituary, the band’s tenth record, is a mix of old school hardcore and kickass rock & roll that fans love them for. In self-titled fashion, Obituary comes from the core, exploring the band’s history and exposing their rock solid foundation in a culmination of 10 tracks. Check out “A Lesson In Vengeance” and get the album here. (more…)
Catalog Time Capsule: Nancy Sinatra “Boots” (1966)
Welcome to Throwback Thursdays, a monthly spotlight on a gem from The Orchard catalog that was released a long, long time ago.
Artist: Nancy Sinatra
Released: March 1966
Introducing Joey Lafyatis, Account Manager, Performance Rights Services
Hi, all — my name is Joey Lafyatis and I’m joining The Orchard as an Account Manager with the Performance Rights Services team.
Despite the Greek last name (thanks dad), I was born in France (thanks mom) and moved to the Boston suburbs at a young age when my he had given up learning French. I initially attended Northeastern University for Music Composition but graduated with a degree in Music Industry with a Business minor. I worked with a number of music start-ups and small businesses in Boston before accepting a data position with HFA / SESAC in New York to try out the big city, corporate thing. I accidentally fell in love with the music metadata space and I’m excited to leverage some self-taught SQL to poke around and learn more about The Orchard’s database infrastructure.
Bring Your Followers On The Road With YouTube Live
This month YouTube rolled out it’s long anticipated mobile live-streaming feature which aims to help content creators better connect to their audience. According to recent data from Cisco, live mobile video will account for 5% of all mobile video traffic within 5 years, so it is to be expected that YouTube throw their hand in such an expanding market.
To be eligible for streaming on YouTube, content creators must have at least 10,000 subscribers to their channel. So while not quite reserved to only the most “elite” of YouTube channels, you will still have to prove that your brand page has a solid foundational following before being able to beam yourself in real-time to your audience.