The Orchard is excited to share that we have partnered with Play MPE, one of the leading players in promotional digital music delivery. Through this relationship, clients of The Orchard will enjoy preferential pricing to service their music through Play MPE. With over 80,000 industry contacts in radio and press, Play MPE has been working closely with industry influencers since it was founded back in 2003. We all know relationships are everything in the biz, so we’re confident our clients will see new doors open up to them through the service.
The Orchard adds another heavy hitter to the early 2017 line-up with the acquisition of filmmaker Josh Locy‘s debut, Hunter Gatherer. Starring Andre Royo (The Wire, Empire) and George Sample III, you can expect the 2016 SXSW award-winner on digital platforms this January.
In what USA Today described as “… a gorgeous (and horrifying) masterpiece, the most anticipated action sports film ever to be released has just touched down and is breaking records across the board. The Fourth Phase is the follow-up film to the 2011 blockbuster hit The Art of Flight, featuring iconic snowboard legend Travis Rice and friends as they plot a 16,000 mile course to follow the hydrological cycle around the North Pacific.
What’s goin’ on Freeloaders? I’m sure you’re ready for the weekend after a packed week of industry news, namely the introduction of a(nother) new streaming service. Similarly, we have a packed batch of eleven tracks for you right here! Let’s get into them, shall we?
Red Fang rips. They are a bad ass, beer-drinkin’ guitar-riffin’ four piece with a stranglehold on rock and roll. The band’s gnarly new album Only Ghosts finally arrived this week and it’s exactly what we were hoping for. The album feeds a strict diet of nasty licks, anthemic lyricism and hard breakdowns that are sure to provide the satan seal of approval. If you’re not already compelled to listen to this record by my flawless description, you’ll have to check out the band’s hilarious promo. On top of the simply absurd video for “Shadows,” Red Fang just put out a Tetris-style game surrounding Only Ghosts called Fangtris. To give you an idea, the game’s home screen begs the question: “Can you help Red Fang stack their gear on stage before the gig starts?” To be honest, I’ve gotten very little work done this week because I’ve been trying to beat our office’s high score currently held by Marissa. Anyways, check out a full stream of Only Ghosts here and good luck with Fangtris.
If you take a look at the picture above, you’ll notice a few things about Sabaton [Nuclear Blast]. First, these dudes are obviously a metal band. Second, you can deduce from this image that Sabaton is entirely and wonderfully epic in every sense of the word. The band’s August 2016 release The Last Stand was no exception. With each song elaborately illustrating a heroic battle throughout history’s great societies, The Last Stand‘s dominating thematic elements gave our interactive marketing team an opportunity to get crafty/creative with the art of war. Along with fueling social activity and creating buzz for the new record, our team’s overarching goal was to engage Sabaton‘s massive and active fanbase in new and exciting ways.