Become A SoundCloud Master and A Master Of Your Rights On SoundCloud

Between updating their subscription plans and experimenting with more visual profiles (still in early beta), SoundCloud has been on fire lately. ComScore even recently reported that their traffic increased by 26% in one month, making SoundCloud the 8th fastest growing site in the U.S. Though it’s certainly evolved since its launch in Berlin in …

The Team Behind The Orchard Machine [Infographic]

You might know The Orchard as a global music and film distribution company but do you know much about the people behind the name? We have over 175 employees worldwide all hailing from different backgrounds, boasting different lines of expertise, and coming from all walks of life. We thought it’d be fun …

Use YouTube To Go Beyond The Music Video

Videos are by far the most engaging form of social content. This isn’t exactly a new discovery, but there’s a lot of missed potential by bands that claim to have a YouTube presence. The common misconception is that your music videos go up on YouTube and you’re done. Although MTV …

Get In On The Crowdfunding Action with RocketHub

Between Amanda Palmer and Veronica Mars, crowdfunding has proven its worth beyond the shadow of a doubt. In one year alone, global crowdfunding initiatives grew 81% to generate a reported $2.7 BILLION. Of that, music-related projects represented a very respectable $202.5 million, i.e. 7.5% of all raised funds and 4th most …

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Rediscover the Elements with Kina Grannis

Kina-Grannis-ElementsKina Grannis is primed to take over the Pop world once again with the announcement of her sophomore album, Elements, out May 6 on Kina Grannis Records/One Haven Music. With the help of Aqualung’s Matt Hales, who recorded and produced the album, Elements showcases a decidedly more mature sound, with layered vocals and harmonies and lush, intricate soundscapes.

Born and raised in Mission Viejo, California, Kina has always been a natural performer. After blowing up from winning the Doritos’ Crash the Superbowl contest, she instantly became a YouTube sensation and Pop star with hundreds of thousands of dedicated fans and followers (currently over 825,000 YouTube subscribers and rapidly growing). Kina’s debut album, Stairwells made a number of Billboard chart entries, peaking at #2 on the Heatseekers chart. Her album campaign was in part fueled by her clever and unique music videos, like those for “Valentine” and “In Your Arms,” the latter of which earned her appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Jimmy Kimmel LiveKina also supported Stairwells with a worldwide tour, growing her fan base while making sure to stay true to those that got her there.

Kina plans on supporting the release with a few intimate shows before embarking on a full U.S. tour in the fall. Check out her album trailer below, featuring the track “My Dear,” and be on the lookout for the first single, “The Fire,” released today.

Freeloader Friday: We Were Promised Jetpacks, Friend Roulette, Nothing, Tycho, R3HAB, Eaters, Honeyblood, Jean Jacket, The Glitch Mob, Sam Roberts Band and Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas

February 21, 2014 Freeloader Friday No Comments

wewerepromisedjetpacks_ereyHappy Friday, Freeloaders! We know you’re itching for the end of the workday and your two-day hiatus so to help you in the final stretch, we’ve got a massive list of goodies for your perusing pleasure.

We’ll start with the rockstar Scottish lads of We Were Promised Jetpacks. These fellas recorded the final show from their 2012 US tour and are releasing it to the world next week. Then spend the next 20 minutes with Friend Roulette’s full EP. This one’s a doozy — chock-full of different instruments and variations of sound, this sextet combines Chamber-Pop with Electro-Rock.

You know what’s up next —  the tracks. First, we have the Shoegaze rockers of Nothing whose latest track is more ghostly and anthemic in style. It’s a loud one in terms of sound, but more like a lullaby with its slow-moving beat. Next up is Tycho, with a highly infectious and ambient new one to get your feet moving in a danceable groove. But for a dance-club rager of a tune, check out R3HAB’s newest Rave-Pop track. Once the flashing lights have subsided from that one, switch it up with Eaters, who’ve offered up a scratchy and mesmerizing new beat of a track. Enough with all these guys, though! We’re in need of some chicks — so take a listen to Honeyblood’s Garage-Rock jam and Jean Jacket‘s a wildly moody Electronic/Trance-Dance tune.

Last but not least, we’ve got those videos you’ve been hankering for. Watch the ENTIRE new Glitch Mob album — yes, the whole thing, because every single track has a corresponding cymatic video on YouTube to go along with it. Then dance with Sam Roberts Band down New York streets with real-life shapeshifters. And finally, round out your freeloading with Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas’ Dance-Rock hotel room witchiness. This lady rocks.

That’s a wrap for your weekly freebies. Now get out there, and have some fun this weekend!

We Were Promised Jetpacks: Full album stream via Noisey
E Rey Live in Philadelphia out February 25 on FatCat Records

Friend Roulette: Full album stream via Stereogrum
Grow Younger EP out February 25 on Goodnight Records

Nothing: “Endlessly” track premiere via Rolling Stone
Guilty of Everything LP out March 4 on Relapse Records

Tycho: “Spectre” track premiere via Death and Taxes
Awake out March 18 on Ghostly International

R3HAB: “Androids” track premiere via DJ Mag
Androids out February 25 on Dim Mak

Eaters: “Far” track premiere via FADER
Eaters LP out April 15 on Driftless Recordings

Honeyblood: “Choker” track premiere via FADER
Honeyblood out May 20 on FatCat Records

Jean Jacket: “Super Party Cups” track premiere via PopMatters
Jean Jacket out March 25 on Decades Records

The Glitch Mob: Full album cymatic videos via YouTube
Love Death Immortality out now on Glass Air

Sam Roberts Band: “Shapeshifters” music video premiere via VEVO
Lo-Fantasy out now on Paper Bag Records

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas: “Caught Up” music video premiere via LADYGUNN
Demons out now on Instant Records

Get Your Bachata On: The Orchard and Premium Latin Music Expand Partnership

premium-latin-music-logoThe Orchard and Premium Latin Music have entered into a new, long-term license which expands the companies’ relationship to collection of neighboring rights monies and manangement of the Aventura You Tube channel.

Dormant for several years, Aventura’s You Tube channel nevertheless has 392,000 subscribers. Beginning in 2014, The Orchard and Premium Latin will partner to offer never-before-seen content associated with the multi-platinum bachata act Aventura. Anthony “Romeo” Santos, Aventura’s lead singer and an international superstar in his own right, will release his new solo record, Fórmula, Vol. 2, on February 25 via Sony Music Latin.

Premium Latin is once again in the artist development business, and recently released the single “With or Without You” by Johnny Sky, which recently hit #1 on the Billboard Tropical Airplay chart. Check it out below:

We’re excited to see more top hits from this label and look forward to our continued partnership.

Tune In for Music from The Orchard on TV

The MentalistAfter a long day’s work, there is nothing better than curling up on the couch to catch up on your favorite program, especially during this snowpocalypse. But did you know that while you were flipping though channels, you might have caught several Orchard artists? Believe it!

Into badass women? Or crime dramas? How about both? Check out ABC’s Killer Women, Sofia Vergara’s first venture as an executive producer, which stars Tricia Helfer as a lone female Texas Ranger. While watching episode 4, listen for “Outlaw” by Texas Hippie Coalition off of Carved Records. Or tune in to The Mentalist on CBS and keep an ear out for “Lower Manhattan Junction” by Big Swede (Big Swede Studios) in the White Lines episode. If you haven’t watched the show, it stars Simon Baker as a retired psychic who is out to kill the man who murdered his wife and daughter. Pretty heavy stuff.

If you’re not into dramas and you just want to watch people wipe out on national television, then you should tune into Ridiculousness. It’s basically an R rated version of America’s Funniest Home Videos but without Bob Saget. The charming Rob Dyrdek hosts the show’s fourth season on MTV.  Who knows, maybe you will catch “No Parking Here” by Jimmy Littlejohn on Cleopatra Records.

So there you have it folks, finally an excuse to turn on the tube!

Hey Girl, Pre-Order That Record at Amazon MP3

February 20, 2014 Featured News, Marketing No Comments

AmazonMP3_logo_final_RGB_300 blog copy copyWhen I think of technologies I once lived without, I dig deep and I ponder the endless possibilities. My first thought is the internet. How did we live without email and Gchat and Ryan Gosling memes  (thanks Al Gore?)? I hear people used label makers and fax machines to send each other GIFs. My next thought goes to online shopping. The idea of walking into an actual store is frightening with its track lighting and people and stuff. Now you can buy whatever you want online, whenever you want it. Heck you can purchase milk on the Internet at 4AM.

Now, we have something even better — the long awaited Amazon MP3 pre-order. You can buy that ‘hey girl’ Ryan Gosling pillow case, cookies to dip in your milk, and that new record that drops next week all in one fell swoop.

The pre-order functionality launched just this week at Amazon MP3 in the U.S., and all upcoming releases from your favorite artists will sport the easy-to-use “pre-order” button on the release page as soon as they are live on the site. For the time being, you can only take advantage of this in the U.S., but we promise those of you living elsewhere will be able to pre-order that record you’ve been waiting for along with a label maker for your ‘old school’ memes real soon. Like really really soon.

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