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Working with a Living Legend: Richard Gottehrer

On my very first day at The Orchard almost three years ago, my boss took me around the office in typical Orchard tradition and introduced me to every single person sitting at his or her desk, from our accountants to our developers and everyone in between. Was anyone off limits? …

The Marketplace Presents: Klick Push

If you had the opportunity to get your music featured in more places, why wouldn’t you take it? And if those places were high-engagement areas, it’d really be a no brainer. Well listen up then, because our latest Marketplace partner, Klick Push, has just the thing for you. With access …

Use YouTube Annotations to Create an Album Preview Video

So you’ve got a new album coming out and you want to give fans a taste of what to expect. Try creating an album preview video and uploading it to your YouTube channel! We’ll walk you through how to set this up. Prepare Your Content We’re not going to go …

Become A SoundCloud Master and A Master Of Your Rights On SoundCloud

Between updating their subscription plans and experimenting with more visual profiles (still in early beta), SoundCloud has been on fire lately. ComScore even recently reported that their traffic increased by 26% in one month, making SoundCloud the 8th fastest growing site in the U.S. Though it’s certainly evolved since its launch in Berlin in …

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Control Your TV with YouTube

October 15, 2014 Featured News, YouTube No Comments

YouTube for TVI don’t know about you, but sometimes I like to just kick back in my living room and watch TV. That’s right, good ol’ television. I just flip on my TV and begin watching whatever’s on. One thing I’ve noticed, though, is that the way I watch television now is drastically different than a few years ago, before Smart TVs and apps. These days I often find myself browsing infinitely, sifting through minutes of entertainment. I do this a lot in my spare time with YouTube. Thanks to my handy smartphone, I can send videos directly to my TV while also Facebooking, Instagramming and Snapchatting.

Don’t get me wrong, if I want to sit down and commit to something for an extended period of time, I go to Netflix to stream a good 2-hour long movie, or HBO Go to powerwatch episodes of Game of Thrones. However, if I just want to be visually stimulated, have a general idea of what I want, but nothing too specific in mind, then YouTube is likely to fit the bill.

I’m not alone in this behavior. A new survey from Frank N. Magid Associates found YouTube to be the #1 destination for watching TV online. About 38% of 2,400 consumers surveyed claimed they visit YouTube for TV shows, versus Netflix at 33%, Hulu at 17% and Amazon Prime Instant Video at 14%, according to results reported by CNET.

Are we surprised by these results? Mmm…not entirely. We already know that YouTube is the second most trafficked online search engine. With the proliferation of smart phones, tablets, game consoles with internet apps, and other smart gadgets, it was only a matter of time before YouTube made its way to your TV screens. YouTube is certainly paving the way to taking on traditional television and catering toward a more leanback experience. Check out the video below for an introduction to the new and improved YouTube for TV interface already available on Xbox One.

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Freeloader Friday: Exodus, PROM, The Budos Band & More

October 10, 2014 Freeloader Friday No Comments

888831773955Happy three-day weekend, folks! Well, for some. Our offices are closed this Monday, so things are a little quiet around here today. That’s not gonna stop our weekly music sampler, though! And we’ve got the perfect one to last you all the way ‘till next Tuesday.

Kicking the weekend off right, Exodus premiered their upcoming full length today, and it does not disappoint. Get ready to be slammed up against the wall with this one: right out of the ringer, the dudes go buck-wild Metal style. Following suit, Inter Arma’s out with a full album stream full of anthemic hard Rock, backing the ferocious Metal vocals.

As for tracks, we’ve got plenty of those this week! Get started with PROM’s latest, a song that’ll have you reminiscing of the olden, golden days of youth and… maybe even your first prom night. Switch from the Electro-Pop to something more Acoustic. Actually, totally Acoustic. It’s State Champs with a sweet little guitar-only ditty for all you Alt-Rock lovers. There’s also a free downloadable track from your fave club DJ Dave Luxe and a whirlwind of Garage Rock that’ll eat you up and spit you right back out faster than you can say Bad Cop, the actual talent behind the jam.

Now, to really get you out of the office and well on your way, there are FOUR fantabulous music videos for your viewing pleasure. The Budos Band give you a B&W teaser of the new album; some breakout WWE wrestlers make their way into an Army of the Pharaohs video; the dapper lookin’ gents of Elliott Brood sit down for a sweet-sounding acoustic session; and Afrikan Boy takes to the streets for an ode to YAM.

There it is, Freeloaders! All the music you need to get you through the weekend. Happy Columbus Day!

Exodus: Full album stream via Yahoo
Blood In Blood Out out October 14 on Nuclear Blast

Inter Arma: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
The Cavern out October 14 on Relapse Records

PROM: “Switch On” track premiere via Earmilk
Keeping Company EP out October 14 on Crazy Heart Records

State Champs: “If I’m Lucky” track premiere via YouTube
The Acoustic Things out now on Pure Noise

Dave Luxe – Give U Everything Free track download via Trapdoor Records
Volume Two Label Compilation out October 13 on Trapdoor Records

Bad Cop: “Wish You Well” track premiere via Noisey
Wish You Well…And Goodbye out October 28 on Jeffery Drag Records

The Budos Band: “Burnt Offering” official music video via Dangerous Minds
Burnt Offering out October 21 on Daptone Records

Army of the Pharaohs: “Terrorstorm” official music video via YouTube
Heavy Lies the Crown out October 21 on Enemy Soil

Elliott BROOD: “Little Ones” Paper Bag Sessions Video premiere via No Depression
Work and Love out October 21 on Paper Bag Records

Afrikan Boy: “Y.A.M.” official music video via Vevo
The ABCD out now on YAM Records

Oh Hai, Latin Grammy Nominees, We See You!

10646836_10152223625891106_8956298480194290098_nYet again, Orchard artists strike gold in the awards department! This time, it’s for the 15th annual Latin Grammy Awards nominations. The Latin Recording Academy honors the industry’s leading talent from the Latin music world with these prestigious awards and, like last year, we’re proud to see so many of our clients being recognized! From Salsa to Ranchero, Brazilian Rock to Classical, and everything else in between, our clients are all across the Latin Grammys board. We love working with all this amazing talent coming from independent labels and artists, and we’re thrilled to see our clients gaining such phenomenal recognition:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Jarabe De PaloSomos [Tronco Records]

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Luz VerdeEl Final Del Mundo Vol. II: Nada Es Imposible [Music Hit Factory]

BEST POP/ROCK ALBUM
Jarabe De PaloSomos [Tronco Records]

BEST ROCK SONG
Jarabe De Palo: “Somos” from Somos [Tronco Records]

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
Los Cafres: Los Cafres – 25 Años De Música! [Pop Art Discos/Sony Music/Instinto Musica]
Siddhartha: El Vuelo Del Pez [Lov/Recs]
Sig Ragga: Aquelarre [Pop Art Discos/Sony Music/Instinto Musica]

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Welcome, Paul!

October 8, 2014 Orchard News No Comments

Paul PhotoIntroducing Paul Hanly, Director of Client Relations, The Orchard & General Manager, Frenchkiss Records

It’s been a long time coming, but I’m finally working with The Orchard. There were times that I came to the office so much throughout the years that I felt I could have just set up shop. I have spent the last 7+ years working with Syd Butler and Frenchkiss Records and I look forward to continuing the success there while playing a larger role inside The Orchard.

Originally, I am from New Jersey (Rutgers grad to boot!) and I have bounced around a few places in the music industry (Astralwerks, Capitol, Kemado/Mexican Summer) before settling in at Frenchkiss where I felt was a great place to grow and be creative. I am super into running (doing the NYC Marathon again this year!) and still obsess about live music, etc.

Looking forward to working with everyone!

Tell a Story With Google Maps

Google-Maps-iconThis year, we’ve seen artists take to Yelp and Craigslist to tell the stories behind their songs. If you’re looking for another way to share the places and experiences that influenced a record, try making a custom Google Map. A custom map will allow you to include points of interest with your own names and descriptions. All you’ll need to get started is a Gmail account.

Create a new map by opening maps.google.com, clicking on the empty search bar and selecting My Maps. You’ll see the option to then create a new one. Google Maps work in layers. The base map layer will change how the map itself looks. If you want to remove standard Google Maps features (like the names of businesses or public transit stops), change the base map to something simple. You’ll automatically have an “untitled layer” – use this to add your places. Add some icons to locations you’d like to highlight by clicking the marker icon under the search bar. Icons will default to your standard red Google Maps icon, but each icon can be a different shape or color. There are preset images for things like restaurants, bars, music venues, and more. There’s even an option to use your own custom icons, although you’ll need a “pro” account.

Google Map Layers

Try highlighting the places songs are about, where they were written, or the venues where they were first performed. You can even create separate layers for different categories, like in the example above (Songwriting Spots and Inspiration). Description text supports links, so you can add a purchase link. There’s also the option to embed a video or image. Try adding YouTube videos to stream within the map!

Description with Video

When you’re ready to share your map, click the green Share button and make sure your settings are at “Anyone who has the link can view.”

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

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