Don’t Miss The Fresh Talent of Jazz Up-and-Comer Jacob Collier


jacob-cover“I have never in my life seen a talent like this… Beyond category. One of my favourite young artists on the planet — absolutely mind-blowing” – Quincy Jones

“Talent oozing out of every pore” – Jamie Cullum

“I am a big fan… great chords, great arrangements, great singing!” – Pat Metheny

“Wow!! Jacob, your stuff is amazing” – Herbie Hancock

These are just some of the high-praising quotes about 22-year old Jazz up-and-comer, Jacob Collier. (more…)

The Unexpected, Welcome Rise of Indie Horror


DemonThis winter will see the theatrical premiere of the late Polish director Marcin Wrona’s stunning new horror film, Demon. This work — the last one he completed before his suicide last September — depicts a wedding day gone terribly amiss, as the young bridegroom finds himself possessed by the ghost of a victim of the Holocaust. It’s a modern take on a Jewish folklore demon, the dybbuk. But more than that, it’s a parable for modern Poland: We watch a guy literally losing himself in the weighty cultural inheritance of World War II. His struggle mirrors Poland’s struggle with its demons — and that of young people everywhere who must find a way to define themselves against an old world.

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Freeloader Friday: Paul Gilbert, Cymbals Eat Guitars & More


Paul_Gilbert_I_Can_DestroyHello everybody, vibes are solid in the NYC office as today is the first of our seasonal Summer Fridays and the start of a long Memorial Day weekend! To celebrate, we have a huge helping of awesome music for you this week, so let’s get at it.

We launch this weeks edition of Freeloader Friday with a full album stream from the face-melting, fretboard-burning fingers of Paul Gilbert. For those of you familiar with Gilbert, his new album I Can Destroy is the holy sacrament of soloing you expect. For those of you unfamiliar with this dude, his work on the six string is almost as epic as his lyricism. To give you an idea, Gilbert proclaims on the album’s title track: “I can move the mountains and push them into the sea, fly across the sky and take a bite of the moon.” Please give it a listen. Be careful, but give it a listen.

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5 Types of Visual Content You Can Use Right Now to Promote Your Music


640px-Giulietta_Pixelated_music_video_3This article, written by the founder of Power Publicity, Lauren Gill, originally appeared on Sonicbids. We’re excited to be working with them to exchange industry tips and trends for your business.

With the rise of social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat, artists must create high-quality visual content to consistently engage their fans. Great visual content helps to increase your exposure among your target audience, grow your fanbase, and even land major career opportunities. Here are five types of visual content you can use right now to promote your music.  (more…)

Nashville, Alice & Bates Motel: Catch These Syncs on a Screen Near You


nashville-ABCThe Orchard’s Sync & Licensing team has some exciting placements to share, which you can catch starting tonight on the series finale of the beloved music show Nashville, or at a theater near you this Friday, when Alice Through The Looking Glass comes out. Since these tracks are pretty awesome, we’ve included videos for you to enjoy them.

1. Nashville S4 Ep 21 (ABC)

“Wound Up feat. allie” by TOKiMONSTA
Label: Young Art Records

What started as an impressive placement only grew in stature after Nashville was cancelled earlier this month. TOKiMONSTA’s “Wound Up” will play during the series finale which you can watch tonight (5/25) at 10 ET/PT on ABC.  (more…)