2017 Billboard Latin Music Award Nominees: Aventura, Premium Latin & More


BillboardLatinMusicAwardsThe nominations for the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards have been announced, and The Orchard’s 2016 release Todavía Me Amas: Lo Mejor de Aventura by the Latin music group Aventura has been nominated for Tropical Album of the Year! Not only that, but Aventura is also nominated for Tropical Albums Artist of the Year, Duo or Group and The Orchard’s own Premium Latin label is nominated for Tropical Albums Imprint of the Year as well.

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Welcome, Ashley!


Welcome Ashley HallIntroducing Ashley Hall, Client Services Coordinator

Hi everyone! If we haven’t already met, my name is Ashley Hall, and I’m beyond thrilled to join The Orchard family as the newest Client Services Coordinator.

I grew up attending Catholic school in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from a public university, Baruch College, last year. Below are five fun facts about me that I would like to share with you!

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Four Reasons You Should Collaborate With Someone New


SoundBetterWriting a guest post for us this week is Marc Plotkin, an American Songwriting Award-winning artist, Grammy short-listed Producer and Assistant Professor at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. He regularly collaborates with clients worldwide on their music via SoundBetter. We’re excited to welcome him to The Daily Rind to share his knowledge.

It’s said that you become the average of the five people you most associate with. If that’s true, why are you limiting yourself to collaborating with the musicians and music production pros that are right next door? Let’s explore a few of the benefits of making music with talent around the world.

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Twitter Tips, Tricks & Best Practices: 2017 Edition


Twitter best practices on BlueIf Twitter was a country, it would be the 12th largest in the world. Let that sink in.

There are 313 million monthly active users on Twitter and 100 million users logging in daily. With numbers like that, there’s no doubt it is a powerful platform to reach your fans as well as potential fans outside of your typical demographic. People are more likely to check out something new if they see their friends are interested. That is why Twitter’s interactive platform which encourages users to like and share content, is something to take advantage of.

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Freeloader Friday: Career Suicide, Diet Cig & More


Happy Friday everybody! We’re especially excited for the weekend because of Sunday’s big night, the 89th Academy Awards. Our beloved documentary Life, Animated is up for Best Documentary Feature, so be sure to keep an eye on The Daily Rind for Oscar updates. Enough about that, we have some great tunes for you this week.

No matter who you are, everybody needs a little punk rock purge every once in a while. If you haven’t heard of them, let me introduce you to your new favorite punk band Career Suicide and their record Machine Response. In the crosshairs of Fugazi and Descendents, this Toronto troupe has mastered the traditional fundamentals of the genre while adding their own tight-knit twist to things. Rhythm changes are serious and far from sloppy, while the melodies are brash yet hook-driven. Ultimately, this band knows what they’re doing. Check out a full stream of Machine Response here.

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