The Orchard Picks Up TIFF’s Devilish ‘Demon’

DemonNow that “wedding season” is winding down and everyone has had their fair share of Halloween tricks and treats, we thought it’d be the perfect time to let you in on our latest film acquisition, Demon, which had its world premiere at 2015’s Toronto International Film Festival.


Welcome, Kevin!

KevinLaymanIntroducing Kevin Layman, Software Engineer, Master Rights

My name is Kevin Layman, and I recently joined The Orchard as a Software Engineer on the Master Rights squad. I have a degree in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech and a music degree from Manhattan School of Music. Most recently, I was a Software Engineer at Amplify Education for 4 years where I worked in their Shared Platform Group. Before that, I was a Software Developer at Morgan Stanley (Enterprise Data Group) and JPMorgan (Financial Analytics and Pricing Direct groups). In my spare time, I enjoy learning new technology, studying music, and running. I am excited to be a part of The Orchard with its innovative products and inspiring mission!

Raise Your Flipagram Game: Best Practices & Pro Tips

Flipagram-logo-red-on-whiteWe’ve already introduced you to Flipagram — one of our recent social app discoveries — with some reasons why it’s a perfect fit for musicians. Today we’re back with some best practices and pro tips that will help you make the most of all the exciting features Flipagram has to offer.

First and foremost, Flipagram is all about creation. Make sure that you, the artist or label, have a variety of photos to share. Having 15 to 20 high quality images and varying lengths of video is a great place to start, and Flipagram’s photo and video picker makes selecting the best content super easy. Don’t forget to crop your photos to the best size — Flipagrams are all square — and pick enough photos and videos to make your Flipagram last between 20-30 seconds.


Freeloader Friday: Grupo Fantasma, The Frights & More

Grupo Fantasma ProblemasHappy Halloween weekend, everybody! Though I know you’re inevitably going to end up listening to “The Monster Mash” and “Thriller” all weekend, take a few minutes to check out this week’s Freeloader Friday list.

First up, we have a full album NPR ‘First Listen’ from grammy-winning, Latin-Funk 9-piece, Grupo Fantasma. Hailing from Austin, Texas, the Spanish-singing powerhouse band delivers contagiously Funky horn and percussion-driven grooves that permeate the language barrier. Careful, though. If you click the link you will most likely spend the next 44 minutes and eight seconds busting out your most humiliating Salsa dance moves.


Live the Latin Music Evolution in Spain and South America

Electrolatino_RadialThe time when the Pasodoble was the most popular music in Spain has fallen behind. Beyond the verbenas (traditional village festivities), these songs are now only seldom listened to (unless you’re a fan of So You Think You Can Dance).The new favorites among Spaniards lie with Latin artists who mix electronic sounds with Reggaeton, Salsa, Bachata and other Caribbean rhythms.

How did this change come about?