To highlight our team, we’ve put together an infographic to share all the fun facts that make up the people behind The Orchard. Our squad has a combine 2,806 years in the entertainment industry across over 30 countries and has dedicated over 776 years to sharing independent music and films alongside The Orchard. Many of us favor Chill Vibes and first began listening to our favorite tunes on classic cassette tapes. Our team is full of active volunteers and families that continue to grow. From fur babies to real babies, check out the infographic below for more details on what makes us, us. With this group of talented and hardworking individuals, it’s no surprise The Orchard has become a leader in global distribution.
It’s December and you know what that means — holiday season is officially underway. It is going to be quite the challenge avoiding those contagious jingles in the short time remaining in 2017. Put your favorite holiday jams on pause and cherish your last moments of the year with a few new releases. Find a sense of peace with a soulful blues artist, indulge in the beautiful sounds of violin and get deep with a favorite rock band, all Out Today.
Picture a dark bar with dim candle light and a glass of scotch. The voice of Philipp Fankhauser provides a parallel setting. His deep tone balances out with the mellow production of each track. Fankhauser sings about the truths of life; whether it’s the happy moments or the shameful ones we hate confronting. This Swiss music vet is no newbie to getting his listeners in their feels; a common theme of his new album, I’ll Be Around via Funk House Blues Production. Get a taste of his soulful sound and honest lyrics in “Homeless.”
Introducing, John Getter, Senior Director, Technology
In the summer of 2003, I met my friend for lunch and he gave me the napkin pitch for what was to become IODA. At the time, I wasn’t so sure digital music would catch on, but I told him it sounded fun and I quickly joined the company. Fast forward to 2012 and IODA became part of The Orchard family. I was part of the integration team and I was very impressed with everyone I worked with. Ever since, I’ve followed the successes of The Orchard and watched it continue to grow and be a big part of the music industry. Now, I’m happy to say, I’m returning to one of my favorite places to work.
2017 has been quite a year for The Orchard and as things come to a close, we could not think of a better way to put a bow on it than with FIFTY Grammy nominations, the most in our 20-year history. As we celebrate the success of the amazing artists and labels we work with, let’s have a look at a few of those that will be headed to NYC on January 28th with hopes of grabbing a golden gramophone.
When Nothing More‘s The Stories We Tell Ourselves hit the shelves this year, there was an undeniable buzz surrounding the band’s first record in four years. Soon enough, the album soared and stayed on the charts, quickly surpassing anything they’d done before. If that wasn’t validation enough that The Stories We Tell Ourselves kicks ass, the band now has three grammy nominations under their belt for their fifth studio album. Catch them on the ballot for Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song.
It is important to diversify in a music economy that is constantly changing, especially where licensing is concerned. While television and commercials are still great placements, it helpful to keep your eyes and ears open to finding the next best thing. Think of all the games, apps (not just music centered), experiences and even workouts that set the stage with incredible soundtracks. After all, we truly live in a world of screens lending itself to unlimited potential possibilities for sync and licensing.
Fairly licensing music to companies at an appropriate value will generate a higher ROI to rights holders, and will be protected if (and when) new legislation takes place. Here are three positive trends and companies that you should be licensing your music to. (more…)