Out Today by The Orchard: Kadavar, Cecile McLorin Salvant & More

As September comes to a close, this weekend lends itself to pumpkins galore and skeleton styled everything for the next month. But before you get trapped in your favorite horror movies on constant rotation, let’s take a dive into some new sounds. Get lost in a constant head banging experience, fall numb to a sultry R&B sound and ease the soul with the truth of a country sound veteran, all Out Today.


The Orchard 2017 Latin Grammy Nominees

Latin Grammy AwardsThe Orchard’s vast Latin catalog of impressive labels and artists has pulled in a whopping 48 nominations for the 2017 Latin Grammy Awards. With hits from top recording artists including J Alvarez and Luan Santana to first time nominees, this year’s list is packed with the best from every corner of the Latin spectrum. The Orchard sends their biggest congratulations and best wishes to all nominees!


A Continental Journey of Acquisition

Journey toy airplane on the continental USAI recently hit my three-month mark in Digital Content Acquisitions here at The Orchard, and in the span of those jam-packed 90 days, our team has been working nonstop to seek out and close deals on top-tier cinematic fare for release on our myriad of digital channels.

Late summer is traditionally considered a slow period for film acquisitions thanks largely to a drought in major film festivals and a tendency for most film folk to take lengthy vacations—this is not so for The Orchard team. An increased demand for high-quality non-theatrical content (in addition to our dozen or so theatrical titles) means our small department has been hard at work during the summer months, combing through a wealth of submissions. Seeing as our film team has doubled in size within the course of several months, our strategy this year is to divide and conquer.


Welcome, Nate!

Introducing Nate Snyder, Associate Director, Data

I am The Orchard’s newest Associate Director of Engineering for the Data squad. I’m joining after six years at 2U, in the EdTech space, where I built pipelines for registrar data and a gradebook, among many other things.

I grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania. (Yes, the town once smelled like chocolate, but they have since torn down the original factory so it unfortunately does not anymore.) I studied Philosophy and Economics at the University of Rochester and spent a year teaching English in China.


BandPage Integrates with New YouTube Artist Center

In February 2016, YouTube acquired BandPage, a service that more than 500,000 musicians were using at the time to control how their profiles displayed on different music services like Shazam, Vevo, Napster and Deezer. BandPage provided a central space where bios and photos could be saved and updated across these platforms.

Since this acquisition, YouTube has been working to incorporate BandPage’s functionality into it’s platform. This has taken the form of the YouTube Artist Center. This feature, located within YouTube’s Creator Studio, is currently only available to previous BandPage members, but YouTube is working on bringing it to all artists across their platform.