When people ask me “what do you do for a living?” I always take few seconds to ponder my words. It’s a cool job indeed, it’s just that when people hear “I work for a musi…” I can’t even finish my sentence before the inevitable “Wooow music? That’s sooo cool!” as the person before me pictures me going to concerts every night, drinking booze with artists backstage and going to exclusive parties.
The 17th edition of the “Premios Gardel a la Música” were held on June 2nd in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We are very proud to announce that The Orchard won 16 ‘Gardel’ out of 42 total categories.
The Gardel Awards are the most important in Argentina, and besides the Latin Grammys, are the most influential of the region. They are organized by CAPIF (Argentina’s Chamber of Record Producers) and distinguish the best national talents in a wide array of categories. The jury consists of musicians, journalists, producers, sound engineers and various notable figures related to the industry, and the “Gardel de Oro” is awarded to the Best Album, which in recent years has gone to artists from The Orchard twice: Babasónicos’s Infame in 2004 and Escalandrum’s Piazzolla Plays Piazzolla in 2012.
Hi Everyone! Born and raised in Los Angeles, I went to Loyola Marymount University where I studied Business Marketing. My first job out of college was for Filter Magazine working on the Toyota account. After gaining a couple of years of experience, I transitioned to do Tour Marketing for AEG Live. My favorite part about this position was checking out up-and-coming bands at the local venues. The past two years, I worked at Lionsgate within the Worldwide TV and Digital Distribution group. I found my passion working within a fast-paced and ever-evolving industry. During my spare time, I enjoy being at the beach, traveling (where I just got back from Eastern Europe) but most of all playing hockey (Go Kings!). I’m excited for my next adventure with The Orchard and look forward to getting to know everyone.
Oh what an exciting month May was! Bringing #1s from around the world and running the gamut in genres and formats, we couldn’t be happier to salute local stars like Ukraine’s Океан Ельзи, Turkey’s Ceza, Latvia’s Prāta Vētra, Brazil’s Jorge & Mateus and Luan Santana, Portugal’s DJ Manu Santos and Spain’s regular chart toppers, Gemeliers. The legendary Whitesnake didn’t disappoint either, with The Purple Album hitting Top Official, Hard Rock, Rock, Independent, Tastemaker charts from the U.S. and U.K. to Sweden. On the film front, our roster kicked butt: the hilarious New Zealand mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows dominated the Top Movies, Independent, Comedy and Horror U.S. charts, hitting #1 in the latter three. Propeller: A Vans Skateboarding Video accomplished a similar feat worldwide with #1s in Documentary, Sports and Independent and #3 in Top Movies. And there’s more… we’ll let you explore the list to find out.
Music ranking and charts have been evolving ever since digital became a viable consumption method. From physical to downloads and downloads to streaming, video is now taking hold as a strong indicator of chart ranking among labels and artists. YouTube’s definitively made itself the premier destination for streaming video, but also one of the best sources of music discovery. Billboard has been including YouTube rankings in its weekly top charts for the past couple of years now, and SiriusXM has entered the fray with its YouTube 15 radio show. Now YouTube has launched its own take on music charts with Music Insights, bringing with it some interesting opportunities.