Label Spotlight: Wyld Pytch Rekords/51 Lex
Picture London, Soho, the early 90s. Vinyl record stores were still the go-to hot spot to pick up your essential sounds. Soho was littered with record shops, each with their own identity, each standing out with their very own characters. Berwick Street, Poland Street, D’Arblay Street, all a stone’s throw from each other and DJs would spend hours flipping through vinyl and checking out the latest imports. Occasionally there would be in-stores where artists would spend a few hours meeting fans and signing records.
To name a few alongside The Orchard’s our very own Wyld Pytch Rekords/51 Lex was Catch-A-Groove, Reckless Records, Groove Records, Record Shack, Unity and Black Market Records. All vinyl specialists and London was seriously thriving with the most passionate music enthusiasts in the world.
Pre-Plan These 5 Things on Your Band’s Twitter
This article, written by freelance pop music journalist, Hugh McIntyre, originally appeared on Sonicbids. We’re excited to be working with them to exchange industry tips and trends for your business.
As I’ve mentioned time and time again, pre-planning your social media posts is one of the best things you can do to make your life easier as a musician, especially while on the road. You need to keep up your presence on social channels, with Twitter being the toughest to work on constantly, and thus, the platform that’s best served by those programs that allow you to schedule missives to send while you’re busy thinking about other things.
Freeloader Friday: Slow Club, Drowners & More
Hey there freeloaders, my name’s Melissa and I’m going to be taking over Freeloader Fridays for the summer. I’m stoked to be bringing you the latest and greatest that the wide world of music has to offer! Now that we’re no longer strangers, let’s get down to the tunes, shall we?
First off, folk-rock aficionados Slow Club have released “Ancient Rolling Sea,” a track off of the band’s fourth studio album, One Day All of This Won’t Matter Anymore. “Ancient Rolling Sea” surely lives up to its name, as the beautifully haunting bass and vocal harmonies meander through surprisingly light guitar licks to create a slow, rolling sea of sound. Each long vocal melody, contrasting with the pulsing bass, creates a wave that proves to be as calming as the real thing. With a hectic, beach-filled summer ahead, “Ancient Rolling Sea” offers a perfect escape from the fast-paced synth-pop currently filling up the radio waves. So sit back, relax, and allow Slow Club to serenade the night away.
“Günah Benim,” a Turkish Rap Phenomenon
The industry has its own ways of creating big stars and big hits. Producers try to get their musicians to the top using everything in their arsenal and sometimes, it works. But sometimes, a couple of happy accidents work wonders to drive someone’s inconspicuous tune to the forefront. Propelled by well-written lyrics and the proper production and marketing management, these works are unstoppable.
Introducing Meghan McGovern, Rights Management Coordinator
Hi, everyone! My name is Meghan. Born and raised just outside of Philadelphia, I graduated this year from Drexel University with a degree in Music Industry. Prior to joining the wonderful Rights Management team, I spent time interning at SONGS Music Publishing in LA, working as a Tour Marketing Rep for UMG in Philly, and most recently, interning at ATO Records here in New York. This city has stolen my heart, and I’m so excited to now be here full time with The Orchard!
Outside of work and music, I love baking, yoga, binge watching Netflix, and spending time with my two Havanese puppies — who are sadly still in Philly, but that’s what FaceTime is for, right? Looking forward to working with all of you!