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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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The Orchard Chomps Down on “Crocodile Gennadiy”

Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 1.23.33 PMHere’s a documentary to put on your #mustsee list: Crocodile Gennadiy. Filmmaker Steve Hoover (Blood Brother) has gone up against many odds to bring audiences the truth behind what’s happening to Ukraine’s homeless youth, and how a man named Gennadiy Mokhnenko is trying to shake things up for the better.

Amid political turmoil following de-Sovietization, Ukranian city Mariupol is wrought with homeless, drug-addicted children. Pastor Gennadiy, known throughout the city for his actions, seeks after these children by night, fully intending to kidnap them and take them under his wing. Many have questioned his extreme methods; others praise his actions, pointing to his life-changing results.

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Celebrating the Warm Weather with Compilations

Screen Shot 2015-04-14 at 4.28.12 PMIt’s beginning to look like spring has sprung, and now is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on our vast warm weather Mexican, Latin and Caribbean catalogs. As winter thaws, the Compilations Department has been working hard to highlight world class artists from across Latin America and the globe.

In addition to our already robust offerings of regional Mexican music and Cumbia, in recent weeks we’ve had our eyes set on exploring the worlds of Soca, Bachata and Reggaeton, among others.

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Freeloader Friday: OOFJ, Mt. Wolf & More

889176427039It’s been a crazy-busy week here! We had a #MusicTech meetup in-house last night, a #RadialLive session yesterday afternoon… and, well… there’s that Star Wars trailer that dropped. That just about takes care of things. But, alas. The weekend hasn’t hit yet, which means we’ve still gotta take a look at our Freeloader Friday list.

So there’s this adorable couple AKA OOFJ that’ve teamed up to make some… music, among other things. You’ll have to read the actual article to figure out how they met — it’s super adorable (albeit in a twisted, Lars Von Triers) kind of way. They’re out with their second release which, judging by how they met, makes perfect sense. It’s glaringly brutal Dark Wave Electronica, so prepare yourselves. The album may take you down a very thought-provoking, introverted road.

In track premieres, be sure to catch Miniboone‘s riotous 90s Fuzz Pop that’s got a very chilled-out, almost melancholic (but in a good way) vibe. On a completely different musical note, everyone’s all-time favorite Doom-Thrash Metal band Slayer is back for the first time since 2009 with a truly gruesome track. Get excited.

In video news, Mt. Wolf (stay on top of these dudes — they’ve truly got something here) premiered a gloriously beautiful story for their “Hamburg” track. Perhaps a metaphor alongside actual events of a relationship gone astray? You be the judge.

Sit back & enjoy ‘em all!

OOFJ: Full album stream via Noisey
Acute Feast out May 4 on Ring the Alarm

Heath: Full EP stream on GoldFlakePaint
February out now on Killing Moon Records

Gruesome: Full album stream via Decibel
Savage Land out April 21 on Relapse Records

Miniboone: “Any Other City” track premiere via Impose
Bad Sports out April 21 on Ernest Jenning Record Co.

Slayer: “When the Stillness Comes” track premiere via Rolling Stone
When the Stillness Comes out May 18 on Nuclear Blast

Big Freedia: “Ol’ Lady Remix (ft. Lazerdisk)” track premiere via Thump
Just Be Free out now on Queen Diva Music

Set It Off: “Why Worry” music video premiere via YouTube
Duality out now on Rude Records

Mt. Wolf: “Hamburg” music video premiere via YouTube
Red EP out now on X Novo

Breakage: “Future” music video premiere via YouTube
When The Night Comes out May 25 on Digital Soundboy

The Orchard Takes It to the Streets With “The Motivation 2.0: The Chris Cole Story”

10603458_579610358811382_4330608488478919864_nIf you keep up at all with the big, wide world of skateboarding, you’re gonna be over-the-top stoked to hear our most recent news: we’re releasing director Adam Lough‘s The Motivation 2.0: The Chris Cole Story!

The title may sound familiar to you, as it should: 2013’s The Motivation had massive names behind it (Pharrell Williams and Rolling Stone, off the top of my head). The film followed eight of the world’s top-tier pro-skatboarders as they prepped for NYC’s Street League Championship. Now, Lough takes a close-up look at one of those skaters: Chris Cole.

In this 2.0 version, Lough peels back all the layers of Cole’s life. The all-access documentary sits down with Cole’s closest friends from home, industry vets and family members to recount his improbable, yet successful climb to the very top of the skateboarding world. The Philly-born skateboarder dreamed of going pro as he learned the tricks of the trade on the streets and curbs near his mom’s building complex, and now Lough documents just how Cole turned that dream into a reality.

Expect the big drop to happen this June. For more info, read our official press release here and check out a clip from the movie below!

The Motivation 2.0 Real American Skater – The Chris Cole Story from Adam Bhala Lough on Vimeo.

YouTube Playlists, The Other UGC

K7-DrawnThe mixtape has long been a part of music culture. Ever since the 8-track and the cassette, fans have spent countless hours compiling tracks into audible lists that vary from a simple top favorites to highly conceptual themes. For some, mixtapes are creative outlets that can hold deep meaning. For others, they are simply a means to carry their favorite music wherever they go. Regardless of complexity, mixtapes always serve as a way to discover new music. From an artist standpoint, this is great because it promotes your music. So, what if you could track how many times your songs make it to a mixtape?

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