YouTube Playlists: Automate and Collaborate

playlist2Playlists are an excellent form of engagement on YouTube. They can be used to provide that laid-back ease of continuous play or cross-promotion of your favorite brands, artists and shows. Users also curate playlists to create a “visual mixtape” and inject their personality into it. Playlists can be sorted based on themes, genres, fan videos and more.

What if you could also automate or allow friends to collaborate on this experience? Read on, and find out! (more…)

Take Your Data To Go with The Orchard’s Mobile Analytics App

Analytics_BlueQuick! Now! Instant! Easy! In the fast-moving world that has become our normal, effortless access to information is key. At The Orchard, we’ve always promoted transparency and prioritized the communication of actionable and informative analytics in our client dashboard, The Orchard Workstation. Now, for the first time, we’re bringing one of our most popular tools to Music and Film/TV clients’ fingertips with the launch of our Mobile Analytics application.


Freeloader Friday: Open Mike Eagle & Paul White, Dowsing & More

Welcome to another edition of Freeloader Friday! Charlotte here with you again, happy to provide you with The Orchard’s best new releases. Let’s get right to it.

Opening up this Friday’s list is “Admitting the Endorphin Addiction”Open Mike Eagle‘s latest track from his new LP Hella Personal Film Festival out March 25. Recorded in London, the album is a collaborative work with producer Paul White. The song boosts a heavy funk instrumentation, sweet guitars licks and punchy drums. The L.A. based art rapper keeps things addictive, his mellow deep voice carrying us through all different phases and forms of addictions.


The Orchard Stays Up With Latest Acquisition “All These Sleepless Nights”

all-these-sleepless-nights 2It’s been a minute since we had some film news to share, but that’s about to change. We are thrilled to announce that we’ve picked up All These Sleepless Nights for North American distribution! The film, directed by Michal Marczak, won the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Direction Award in the World Cinema Documentary competition, and was also shown at True/False 2016 where it was warmly received. This is our second acquisition of 2016 to have won a Direction Award, the other being Life, Animated(more…)

The Musician’s Essential Guide to Merch: What to Get, How Much to Charge, and Where to Buy

Merch_SonicbidsThis article, written by Founder of New Artist Model, Dave Kusek, originally appeared on Sonicbids. We’re excited to be working with them to exchange industry tips and trends for your business.

Merch is something any musician can (and should!) use to drive revenue and spread awareness for their music. But there are definitely a lot of merch options, and it can be totally confusing and overwhelming to figure out which is best. To help you out, I’m going to go through them all and give you some tips and pricing ideas.