Welcome, Meredith!


Introducing Meredith Nadeau, Manager, Corporate Marketing

Before joining The Orchard I worked previously as the Office Coordinator at Wind-up Records after a stint in cable advertising at NCC Media. In my heyday as a Hofstra University student I interned within the Sony Music Entertainment college marketing department, worked as the ‘stache Media Alt rep in Long Island and hosted a number of incredible shows with Hofstra Concerts.

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6 Keys To Enhance Your Instagram Content


InstalogoWe all know the key to Instagram is an engaging composition that tells a story but, beyond the basics, how can we make our content stand out amongst a constantly changing sea of posts?

Here are six easy steps within Instagram to instakick any post up a notch:

Adjustment

When taking a photo your hands are no tripod, and a slanted photo can be unpleasant to the eye. With a slight move in the Adjustment edit you can make sure your images are completely straight and centered. Breaking into three grid levels, Adjustment lets you get as drastic as you need from slight shifts to full twists.
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The Orchard’s Night at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards


Last night’s 59th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was definitely one for the books. From golden tributes to all-gold outfits, the bright lights of music’s biggest night shined on politically righteous performances, heartfelt acceptance speeches and Adele. Mostly Adele. The evening was exceptionally exciting for a few familiar faces at The Orchard, so we thought we’d give you a recap of our favorite moments.

Boy jazz wonder Jacob Collier took home two golden gramophone awards: One for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella and another for Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals. Made famous by his mind-blowing loop videos on YouTube and taken under the wing of jazz icon Quincy Jones, Collier’s anticipated 2016 debut In My Room is something to behold. Congrats to Jacob and Membran for the much-deserved win!

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Freeloader Friday: Hand Habits, Red Baraat & More


Hey everyone, welcome to this week’s edition of Freeloader Friday. I’m sure you’ve had a long week in anticipation of the Grammys this weekend. We’ll have our fingers crossed on Sunday hoping that all 30 of our nominations come to fruition! But enough bragging, let’s get down to brass tax and new tracks.

Leading off this week’s celebration is a full stream of Hand Habits‘ divine debut LP Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void)The brain child of eclectic indie songwriter Meg Duffy, Hand Habits has the intimacy of a solo act but the expansiveness of a full band effort. Wildly Idle is gentle and melodic yet disruptive and unpredictable. Guitars shimmer and vocals float lightly throughout, but lyrically the album is declarative and thought-provoking. It’s perfect for your end of week reflection. Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) is out today on Woodsist.

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Welcome, Richard!


Richard Matson WelcomeIntroducing Richard Matson, Vice President of Theatrical Distribution

I hail from the glorious metropolis of Little Rock, AR in the verdant foothills of the mighty Ouachita Mountains (top peak 2753 ft!). From there, I bounced around for college stints at Hampshire, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, then Columbia College. I made my way to NYC to start my career directing epic, Fellini-esque movies. Filmmaker friends told me that if I wanted to direct I should avoid the industry, get a bartending job and dedicate all of my free time to writing… so I immediately took a job running a production/distribution company.

Luckily for me, the two ad agency guys who started the company knew even less about the film business than I did. We had a fantastic time and I learned so much from them about taking risks in an established industry, following your customer/audience, and recognizing the needs and values of all parties along the way. In 4 short years we produced and distributed Adrien Brody’s first 2 starring roles and a political doc with Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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