When TV and Vinyl Come Together, Starring Orchardite Ben Liemer
In recent years, The Orchard has diversified — our Film/TV department has been steadily staffing up offices on two coasts and raising its film industry profile in acquiring larger, more mainstream indie films. Even as we adjust to the new streaming-oriented musical landscape and how to best monetize it, our Film division is scoring big with new distribution deals on the film festival circuit. Will television be the next distribution frontier? And why would a member of the Physical Music Distribution department blog about Movies & TV?
Because I got cast as an extra in Martin Scorsese/Mick Jagger/Terence Winter‘s upcoming HBO series “Vinyl”! (See pictured left, in a vintage Nino Cerutti 3-piece suit on set.)
Tell Your Story with Flipagram
Flipagram is a fast growing social network that allows anyone to create visual stories with photos & videos, set to music. “Flipagrams” are unique in their length — the average is about 30 seconds, but there is no time limit. You are able to add links to the caption, which is not supported on platforms like Instagram, and any music used in a Flipagram is also automatically linked to iTunes and Spotify to download or stream. Flipagrams can also easily be shared to other social platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Tumblr, etc.
What makes Flipagram unique is the engagement it spurs: it empowers fans to create and share their stories with music and in turn allows the artists to like, comment and “reflip” that content. The result: a platform of fans creating mini-music videos that promote your music.
Introducing Victoria Morris, Interactive Marketing Coordinator
I am incredibly excited to be the new Coordinator for the Interactive Marketing team in the New York office. As an intern here the past couple of months, The Orchard quickly became a company I truly admire and I could not be happier to be part of the family full time!
Freeloader Friday: Blank Realm, Perez Patitucci Blade & More
Happy Friday, Freeloaders! My name is Adam DeAscentis and it looks like I’ll be taking over the weekly responsibility of delivering the latest and greatest from The Orchard. We’ve got a lot of listening to do this week so let’s get to it!
Blank Realm’s latest album, Illegals in Heaven, has been streaming on Stereogum this week and, by the time you read this, it’ll be fully out in the world thanks to Fire Records. An upbeat, opening track with a Punk edge busts down the gate, but eventually the album settles into feel-good, danceable Synth-Pop territory. Make sure to add “Palace of Love” and “River of Longing” to your weekend party playlist for some extra cool points.
The Orchard + Membran Take On Reeperbahn 2015
Earlier this year, The Orchard and Membran entered into a global strategic partnership. At the 2015 Reeperbahn Festival taking place this September, we are excited to introduce both companies as one strong global distribution team.
Between The Orchard, a pioneer of digital music, video and film distribution and top-ranked Multi Channel Network and Membran Entertainment Group, established in 1968 as one of Europe’s most established independents, we’re poised to really make a difference in the indie world. Together, we lend a combined expertise in label services, worldwide digital and physical distribution, marketing, sync licensing and more across more than 25 countries across the globe.