2017 Libera Award Nominees: Daptone Records, Relapse & More!

A2IMLibera awards has announced the official nominees for this year’s Libera Awards. Taking place at Playstation Theater on June 8th, the award series celebrates the best in independent music. From Creative Packaging to Best Sync Usage, A2IM leaves no stone unturned.

Last year Daptone Records released Charles Bradley’s Changes. Charles Bradley finds new life, spilling his heart and soul into this beautifully funky album. With a killer marketing squad to match, Charles and his team have earned a total of three nominations including Best Blues/Jazz/R&B Album, Best Live Act and Marketing Genius (Marketing Lead: Nydia Davila, Victoria Morris, and Joanna Noyes).


Welcome, Dennis!

Dennis SepakIntroducing, Dennis Sepak; Business Development and Client Manager, Colombia and Andean Region

Hi everyone, I am very happy and excited to be part of The Orchard family. I hope to meet you all soon. I live in Bogotá but I am originally from Argentina. I am grateful to have had the chance to learn almost everything there is about this incredible region known as Latam. While the industry challenges are great, the opportunities are worthwhile!

I have been working in the music and entertainment industry for more than 9 years in different markets across Latin America. I have worked in formats from mobile audio to current music and video streaming platforms, all the while showing companies how music and its different assets can turn your customers into fans of the brand.


Music Trends: From CD Era To Streaming Era

Cd eraOnce upon a time, in a world where streaming wasn’t yet created, the only way to measure the success of a song or an album was to measure the number of purchases.

As with many data indicators, once the information is pulled and used, the data often loses meaning. If you think about the current streaming era, you’ll see how this form of measurement has hidden/deformed a lot of valuable information and gave us a blurred vision of music consumption, especially during the last years of the CD era.


Out Today by The Orchard: Sweet Crude, The Last Magnificent & More

Sweet Crude - Isle Danse le MerHey everybody, spring is now in full swing and you know what that means: tons of new releases. That’s right, as bands gear up for festival circuits and summer tours, good music is popping up left and right. We got some superb stuff for you this week, with new records from Sweet Crude and Woods along with a delicious documentary that hits theaters this weekend. Let’s get to it.

If New Orleans isn’t one of your favorite places in the world, you’ve never been there. It’s a place buzzing with energy and unique culture. Born in the city that care forgot, Sweet Crude shares those same qualities. The band’s new LP Créatures is like nothing you’ve ever heard, guaranteed. It’s homegrown, electrifying indie rock built on a foundation of Creole tradition. French lore, colorful chants and powerful instrumentation make Créatures a celebration of life in New Orleans and beyond. Give it a stream on CoS and download it here.


BBC Music Magazine Award Winners: Recording Of The Year & More

BBC Music The votes are in from the annual BBC Music Magazine Awards and The Orchard labels took home a total of four incredible wins including the Recording of the Year!

Vasily Petrenko and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s recording of Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies 1, 2 & 5 triumphed as Recording of the Year as well as Best Orchestral Album. Released last June by Onyx Records, the beautiful Tchaikovsky revival transports listeners to the time of grand orchestral sound and elegance.