Welcome, Jake!


JakeRoggenbuckIntroducing Jake Roggenbuck, Rights Management Coordinator

Hi everyone! I am beyond thrilled to join the Video Services department here at The Orchard as part of the Rights Management team!

LIFE BEFORE THE ORCHARD: I was born and raised on a farm in a small town off of Lake Huron in Michigan’s “thumb” (because Michigan is shaped like a mitten, obvs). In 2013, I graduated from Ferris State University with a Bachelors of Science in Business with a major in Music Industry Management.

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5 Times You Should Use Facebook Live to Engage Your Fans


Facebook LiveThis article, written by Angela Flores, a writer for Infectious Magazine and That’s Why We Musyc, originally appeared on Sonicbids. We’re excited to be working with them to exchange industry tips and trends for your business.

Social media is a powerful tool for musicians. Sure, it’s easy to log onto Facebook and post a picture of your upcoming tour, share a link to your latest music video, or send out mass event invites to all your friends. But, believe it or not, there are several more effective ways to engage your fans on Facebook.

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Hone Your Craft with the YouTube Music Foundry


youtubeEarlier this year, we heard about YouTube’s new initiative to assist artists and the music industry in producing and optimizing content. The initiative is called YouTube Music Foundry and was kicked off with live recording sessions in three two-day Foundry sessions — one in Los Angeles in September, another in London in December, and most recently in New York in April.

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Freeloader Friday: Dentist, Ugly Heroes & More


Dentist-Ceilings-CoverHi there, my beautiful freeloaders. We’re back with your favorite part of Friday, a slew of new tunes for zero dollars. We have a diverse crew of genres for you this week, from homegrown hip-hop to Italian heavy metal. Here we go!

Leading off for this week, we’ve got a new track from Dentist – a surf-rock band from our Northeast neck-of-the-woods, Asbury Park, NJ. Their track “Joel” is off of their sophomore LP Ceilings and is the musical equivalent of a dreary day that becomes bright and sunny several hours later. If you listen to the song’s beginning and immediately write it off as a grungy ballad instead of a catchy, upbeat tune, don’t you worry – give it a full listen and you won’t be disappointed. The sludgy guitars become thin and bright, the tempo nimble and quick, and lead singer Emily Bornemann’s voice is the airy, light glue that holds it all together. Clocking in at a short 2:56, this track is certainly not to be missed.

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Digging Through The Archives: Ghetto Brothers


GhettoBrothersWelcome to Digging Through The Archives, a new recurring Daily Rind feature from the Creative Services department that will explore cool vintage obscurities, under-the-radar sleepers, catalog albums in the news, and more.

My first entry was inspired by both National Puerto Rican Day and a recent viewing of the fantastic documentary Rubble Kings. The film chronicles the explosion of gangs in the Bronx in the late ’60s and early ’70s, and how the 1971 murder of Cornell “Black Benjie” Benjamin, a widely respected peace counselor from The Ghetto Brothers, a gang more interested in community activism than street violence, ultimately led to a borough-wide gang truce. Central to this story are Nuyoricans Benjy “Yellow Benjy” Melendez and his brothers Robert and Victor who, along with several other musicians, also performed music as the Ghetto Brothers.

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