Get Inspired by The Orchard’s Latest Acquisition, “Life, Animated”


life-animatedWe had an absolute blast at the Sundance Film Festival this year. As reported earlier, we picked up a great new action/comedy, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and now there’s more news from Utah — we are teaming up with A&E IndieFilms and director Roger Ross Williams to bring his inspiring documentary Life, Animated to North America!  (more…)

Welcome, Liz!


LizCurtisBeyIntroducing Elizabeth Curtis-Bey, Manager, International Client Relations 

Hello All! My name is Liz Curtis-Bey. I’m joining the Client Relations Team at The Orchard after working with Rent the Runway as a manager on their Client Insights Team. Prior to RTR, I lived in Madrid while I studied visual media communications, worked in New York City schools as a consultant in leadership training and grants management, and in D.C. in client relations for entertainment and politics.

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Creating a YouTube Strategy Without Official Music Videos


Screen Shot 2016-01-28 at 3.26.14 PMYouTube has become the most accessible resource for rich media and drives our demand for variety in unprecedented ways. Over the years, music has cemented itself as a pillar of the YouTube ecosystem, and we expect that same level of variety to suit our listening habits. It was never enough to search for an artist and be served a random list of music videos completely out of context.

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Meet Multi-Talented Breakthrough Artist, Anderson .Paak


885150341414-andersonAnderson .Paak is a singer-songwriter, rapper, producer and drummer. He’s blowing up right now, and for good reason. Besides his unique songwriting and producing skills, this man is also a great entertainer. See for yourself in this live @ Canal + in France performance and most recently on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

His story is overwhelming: coming from homelessness, Anderson overcame all odds and is now critically acclaimed by Rolling Stone and Fader Magazine as “one of the most amazing vocalists in R&B” and a hot up-and-coming artist to watch out for. In 2015, Anderson .Paak landed his big break by getting featured on 6 out of 16 tracks on Grammy Award-winning artist and producer Dr. Dre’s latest and highly buzzed about album Compton, crowning him the most featured artist on the album, and the only artist with a solo track.

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Freeloader Friday: Miranda Lee Richards, Last In Line & More


61dxGVbNLsL._SY355_It’s Friday again. It happens every week! I know, pretty crazy. I heard Bernie Sanders actually gets all his recommendations for new music through Freeloader Friday, so let’s not disappoint him this week.

First up, we’ve got the new album Echoes of the Dreamtime from LA-based singer/songwriter Miranda Lee Richards. Echoes is her 4th studio album, so she’s no stranger to the scene (Richards also used to be a vocalist for Brian Jonestown Massacre). This album is a glimmering ray of bluesy light, but another one of those albums where the saddest songs are masked by some more beautiful, airy guitar parts and harmonies. Hmm… maybe I’m just making a realization about the kind of music I like. My favorite track on this album is “First Light of Winter.” Don’t miss this one.  (more…)