Have a Fiesta with CODISCOS & Magisto

magisto codiscos tropisounds contestThere’s no better time than the summer to think fiestas, hip-shaking bambas and sharing it all with friends on the interwebs. Enter: Magisto, or to be specific, our partnership with the video storytelling app that pairs music with images to create engaging mini-movies you can share ’til your heart’s content.


The Orchard Chart Toppers: June 2015

The Orchard Chart Toppers

Our chart topping artists had a penchant for Rap and Hip Hop this past June, with underground Hip Hop duo Jedi Mind Tricks, collaborative group CZARFACE and soulful East Coaster Pete Rock all making a dent on the Independent and Heatseeker charts, as well as their respective genres. Internationally, Brazilian brothers Henrique & Juliano dominated their local charts and Portuguese legend Tony Carreira showed that even a 2014 release can still make a killing a year later. Our film hits included the not-to-be-missed The Yes Men Are Revolting and skateboarding documentary Motivation 2: The Chris Cole StoryEnjoy the full list of chart toppers below, and let us know what your faves are in the comments!


Freeloader Friday: Fear Factory, Homeshake & More

Fear Factory - GenexusIt’s time for that weekly round-up of free listening for the world to hear! As always, we pulled the best from a bounty of genres to give you what you want to hear. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Hardcore veterans Fear Factory are on a tear recently in anticipation of their new album, Genexus. This week, the band debuted a new track, “ProtoMech,” via lyric video. Metal heads rejoice: it’s killer. The music is signature Fear Factory, as broken down verses lead effortlessly into melodic choruses. The video follows the band’s everlasting man vs. machine motif, aligning itself perfectly with the lyrics of the song. It’s everything you could ask for in classic Fear Factory fashion.


Case Study: The Bright Light Social Hour “Space Is Still The Place”


When we met Austin-based Psych Rock band The Bright Light Social Hour (TBLSH), they had already piqued the interest of many in and around Texas following their self-titled, self-released debut album in 2010. For TBLSH’s second album and their first with Frenchkiss Records, our goals were simple: to excite existing fans while simultaneously growing the band’s audience beyond the Southeast by creating meaningful promotions that would ultimately drive sales.


Welcome, Josh!

JoshWisemanIntroducing Josh Wiseman, Coordinator, YouTube Content

I am very pleased to now be the new Coordinator for YouTube Content. I received my undergraduate degree in Marketing from Rutgers Business School. I’ve had the opportunity to tour North America throughout my twenties in two bands, the latest being Trophy Scars. My professional background includes experience with Live Nation, Columbia Records and most recently producing Think Events and Product Launches for Google.