The Orchard Climbs to New Heights with Teton Gravity Research


10547615_10152305701619092_5294688822342299635_nWe did it again. We just couldn’t help ourselves! We’ve picked up another very exciting action sports deal. This time, it’s with Teton Gravity Research (TGR), an award-winning media company that sure does know the ins and outs of action sports entertainment.

We’re already pals with TGR: we distribute their film catalog. This bit of news takes our partnership to new levels: TGR has announced 3 new films they’ve got in the works for this year, and we’re the trusted ones who’ll be releasing them for the world to see in your traditional on-demand stores, as well as new avenues like Cable VOD and InFlight Entertainment.

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Welcome, Sam!


SamFrunerIntroducing Sam Fruner, Client Services Content Coordinator

Hello everyone! My name is Sam Fruner, and I am very excited to be joining The Orchard team in New York. I was born and raised in Queens, NY. I recently moved back to Queens (Ridgewood), after living in Huntington for the past two years. I have a Music Business degree from Five Towns College in Dix Hills, Long Island.

After touring in a band nationally throughout college, I began booking and promoting shows at various venues throughout Long Island and NYC. More recently, I started a small boutique talent agency, booking national tours for artists such as Andrew W.K., Biohazard and Junior Marvin’s Wailers.

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Check-In on YouTube: 6 Best Practices for Bands and Labels


audience growthFollowing in the footsteps of digital media hosts Netflix and Hulu, YouTube is joining the game of original content programming. YouTube is financially backing stars such as PrankvsPrank, who have been playing spontaneous and creative pranks on each other for the past six years, and Smosh, who make parody videos, to name a few.

This creative content works well on YouTube as opposed to other platforms because of its proven track record as a social network for sharing video and interactive comment system. As avid readers of great content strategy blogs (I mean, you are reading this blog, after all!), we all know the impact of varying your content across social media sites. There are a lot of articles that give insight into posting original content on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, etc., — here are some tips to make the most out of your presence on YouTube:

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Summer Screen Time for Kids: Our Recommendations


IMG_3157There is a lot of debate about how much “screen time” is too much for kids. But, with a couple of months off from school, long family car trips, and an inevitable rainy day or two, chances are you’re going to be handing over your Instagram machine more often than you’d like. And that’s OK! Because the digital services at your fingertips are creating great spaces for kids to navigate safely and we’re here to provide you with an easy guide and recommendations from The Orchard Kids Film & TV team!

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Freeloader Friday: Myrkur, The Glitch Mob & More


FightAmpPicHey Freeloaders, it’s Friday again, and boy do we have some songs to share. First off, though, let me introduce myself: I’m Chris, and I’ll be taking over the Freeloader Friday space this summer at The Orchard. Let’s get going on this batch-o-tracks — these hits hit hard, so get ready to twist and shout in an aggressive way.

Firstly, we gotta full album stream from Punk-inspired Noise Rockers Fight Amp. They’ve been playing for about 12 years now, and their experience and musicianship is obvious. This heavy, tasteful record is badass, to say the least. Happy head banging!

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