Welcome, Mike!

MichaelCimicataIntroducing Mike Cimicata, Associate Producer, Special Products

It’s great to be at The Orchard as Associate Producer, producing soundtrack albums, compilation albums, and playlists for the Special Products department.

Recently I wrapped up an extended consulting role at Legacy Recordings, where I launched a few successful product lines and developed content for more than 125 new releases in the acclaimed The Essential series, including key titles by The Kinks, R. Kelly and James Taylor. I also produced compilation albums for Matthew Sweet, Shawn Colvin and Fishbone, along with multiple collections of ’80s hits.


Rock Your April with Frontiers Rock Festival III, Sponsored by The Orchard

frontiers rock festivalNot just your average distribution company, The Orchard has some exciting news to share: for the first time, we’re becoming a music festival sponsor.

Taking a long-standing relationship with label partner Frontiers Records to another level, we’ve signed on as the leading sponsor for this year’s Frontiers Rock Festival III — get ready to rock and roll!


Freeloader Friday: The Mystery Lights, Young Rival & More

Cf7nCG_UYAAe-F7.jpg-largeHey freeloaders, how about we get a little fuzzed up in this week’s edition? The world supplied us with a wonderful array of rock tracks this week, and I don’t know about you, but I could use a nice face-melting this Friday. Let’s plug in and tune out.

Up first is “Follow Me Home,” a first taste of The Mystery Lights‘ upcoming self-titled album. Signed to Wick Records, Daptone Records’ rock imprint, the New York five-piece garage outfit is set to teleport you 50 years back with this hard-hitting rock n’roll track. The song’s contagious energy comes from raw leads and backing vocals, punchy drums, and guitars dipped in psychedelic blues. You can feel Daptone’s fingerprints all over this recording — who knew the experts of soul could do rock this well?


Bon Appétit! The Orchard Puts “Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent” On the Menu

jeremiah-towerThe Orchard has teamed up with CNN Films to serve up the mouthwatering documentary Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent to the world. A film that follows the pioneer of American gastronomy, Jeremiah Tower, the documentary will be released in theaters worldwide via The Orchard in early 2017, followed by North American broadcasts by CNN.