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The Orchard Polishes Its Deutsch with Membran Entertainment Group

Guten Tag, Deutschland! And a good day, it is. Today, we announce our new partnership with the renowned and respected Membran Entertainment Group, based in Germany. With them, we kick off The Orchard GmbH, run by Membran CEO, Manlio Celotti. We’ve gotten to know the German market over the years — …

Introducing: The 4 Commandments of Marketing Drivers

Marketing Drivers are the absolute most important thing you must be communicating to your client rep, when working on priority new releases. We’ve already broken down the what, when, why, and overall best practices for marketing drivers. Today, we’re going to introduce you to the 4 commandments of communicating these invaluable assets. …

Sundance Special: We Get Swingin’ With “The Overnight”

Sundance, we have arrived! And in a very big way. Just last night, we nabbed rights to The Overnight in Park City, UT on the 4th day of the Festival. It’s a steamy, sexy comedy that already created sparks on Sundance’s red carpet, and after some intense bidding rounds, we secured it …

Reddit Demystified

A few months ago, I saw Catey Shaw’s music video for “Human Contact” for the first time. It was a flawless concoction: an infectious summer Pop jam mixed with a quirky, aqua-haired girl dancing in street-wear. All I wanted to do was cash in my vacation days, trap my scantily …

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Mo Data, Mo Problems (but Mo Performance Royalties)

April 13, 2015 Featured News, Rights No Comments

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ISRC, UPC, Song Title, Version, Artist, Composer, Release Name, Duration, Label, Imprint. These are just a few of the pieces of data that identify your songs. How about Country of Recording? Nationality of First Producer? Gender of drummer’s first born?!! Ok, I made that one up… but it probably couldn’t hurt to include it.

In the world of collecting performance royalties on master or neighboring rights, data is EVERYTHING. And the better your data, the better chance a collection society has of matching money to you. So clean it up people!

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New Analytics Feature: YouTube UGC Matches

The Orchard AnalyticsHot off The Orchard press! You can now view your YouTube UGC Matches (a.k.a. Claims) data in The Orchard Workstation.

Let’s back up for a second: a “UGC Match” is a user-uploaded video that contains your content. It might be audio that’s used in the background, a visual clip, and so on. UGC Matches are identified either automatically by YouTube’s Content ID system, or manually by our Video Services team members.

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Freeloader Friday: Dfalt, RJD2 & More

612651017728Has everyone adjusted back to office life after a wonderfully slow Easter/Passover holiday last week, or after those March Madness pools, I should say? Hopefully you had the luck of that 12-year-0ld ESPN-pool winner. Either way, it’s Friday. Which means one thing: Freeloading time.

For all those out there down for some dusty drum Hip-Hop samples atop Electronic pulses, then Dfalt‘s your go-to. Try out his EP in full for some bass-heavy beats and Industrial scratches.

Speaking of Hip-Hop, RJD2‘s back on the scene with his latest, this time calling on rapper STS to bring you a lyrically indisputable masterpiece, backed by Soulful horn blasts. And Lyrics Born‘s similarly Soulful tune with Galactic is the cherry on top of this Groovy, Jazzy, laid-back style.

Now this music video you’re gonna catch from Say Lou Lou is one for the books. The 8-minute-plus video (AKA “short film”) takes you to the deep, dark jungle depths to urbanscapes all the way to an isolated subdesert, all while detailing a dreamlike drama. Gotta see it in full.

Check out these and all the rest below in this week’s Freeloader Friday!

Dfalt: Full EP stream via Complex
Blackbook out April 21 on Plug Research

RJD2: “Hold On, Here It Go (ft. STS)” track premiere via Rolling Stone
STS x RJD2 out May 5 on R J Electrical Connections

Lyrics Born: “Rock-Rock-Away (ft. Galactic)” track premiere via Relix
Real People out May 5 on Mobile Home Recordings

Cody Simpson: “Thotful” track premiere via MTV
Free out June 23 on Bananabeat Records

Fickle Friends: “Could Be Wrong” track premiere via Earmilk
Could Be Wrong out now on Killing Moon Records

Rainer: “Marry” track premiere via Fader
Water out May 18 on Kissability

CZARFACE: “Deadly Class (ft. Meyhem Lauren)” track premiere via Ambrosia for Heads
Every Hero Needs a Villain out June 16 on Brick Records

Say Lou Lou: “Nothing But a Heartbeat” music video premiere via Noisey
Lucid Dreaming out now on Cosmos

Oddisee: “Counter-Clockwise” music video premiere via Billboard
The Good Fight out May 5 on Mello Music Group

The Best, The Weird, The Most Unforgettable of SXSW 2015

Bullethead_Hanly_SXSW2015It’s Thursday (#tbt anyone?) and just about exactly a month since SXSW, so basically: the perfect time to reminisce.

The Orchard was in full effect at SXSW this year and what an amazing time it was! Working at a distributor, there is no shortage of shows, events, panels and meetings to attend. We asked some of our super star Client Relations team members to put together their highlights, be it the best, weird, or most unforgettable.

We’re already looking forward to next year!

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Welcome, Samantha W.!

April 8, 2015 Orchard News No Comments

SamanthaWolffIntroducing Samantha Wolff, Content Acquisition Coordinator

My name is Samantha and I am so excited to become full-time here at The Orchard as Coordinator for the Content Acquisition team! I have been a part of The Orchard since September, working part-time for BalconyTV, and it has been such a pleasure working here.

I grew up north of the city in Rockland County, specifically New City, and I graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans this past May, where I studied Business and Political Science. I can’t wait to work with and get to know everyone here. I am always down to go to see live music which is where I will be almost every weekend. Please feel free to reach out at any time!

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