Introducing Olivia Hansen, Coordinator, Digital Advertising
Hi, my name is Olivia Hansen and I just graduated from college. This is my first job, and I’m really excited to be working at The Orchard. I like music, and to cook and eat. My favorite artists are Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Billy Joel, and Leon Russell, and my favorite television show is All In The Family. My favorite food is probably fried plantains because I eat those a lot, and one of my favorite authors right now is Alexander McCall Smith. I perform with a choir called the Oratorio Society of New York around Christmastime, so if you ever want tickets, let me know!
Amp Up Your Production Value with YouTube Spaces
Just like any business operation, the basic workings of YouTube come down to the concept of “give and take.” While YouTube is indeed a transcending, real-time platform for content creators to share their videos with millions of viewers internationally, the video sharing site would ultimately fade into oblivion if it wasn’t for the creators providing engaging content.
Have a Fiesta with CODISCOS & Magisto
There’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
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 Story. Enjoy the full list of chart toppers below, and let us know what your faves are in the comments!
Freeloader Friday: Fear Factory, Homeshake & More
It’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.