Freeloader Friday: Blank Realm, Perez Patitucci Blade & More

Blank Realm Illegals In HeavenHappy Friday, Freeloaders! My name is Adam DeAscentis and it looks like I’ll be taking over the weekly responsibility of delivering the latest and greatest from The Orchard. We’ve got a lot of listening to do this week so let’s get to it!

Blank Realm’s latest album, Illegals in Heaven, has been streaming on Stereogum this week and, by the time you read this, it’ll be fully out in the world thanks to Fire Records. An upbeat, opening track with a Punk edge busts down the gate, but eventually the album settles into feel-good, danceable Synth-Pop territory. Make sure to add “Palace of Love” and “River of Longing” to your weekend party playlist for some extra cool points.


The Orchard + Membran Take On Reeperbahn 2015

Orch_Membran_ReeperbahnEarlier this year, The Orchard and Membran entered into a global strategic partnership. At the 2015 Reeperbahn Festival taking place this September, we are excited to introduce both companies as one strong global distribution team.

Between The Orchard, a pioneer of digital music, video and film distribution and top-ranked Multi Channel Network and Membran Entertainment Group, established in 1968 as one of Europe’s most established independents, we’re poised to really make a difference in the indie world. Together, we lend a combined expertise in label services, worldwide digital and physical distribution, marketing, sync licensing and more across more than 25 countries across the globe.


Welcome to Club Corridos!

ClubCorridos-AEver find yourself wishing you could expand your knowledge on regional Mexican culture? Looking to add a kick to your music library?

Introducing Club is a music streaming and social media hub that showcases The Orchard’s best-selling compilations on Mexican Corridos, Norteño and Banda.


Welcome, Jennifer!

JenniferBonitaIntroducing Jen Bonita, Client Manager, Frontline

I’m overjoyed to be joining the Client Relations team here at The Orchard and to have the opportunity to do what I love in New York City!

Originally from Pennsylvania, I fell in love with music when studying classical violin by day and sneaking into punk clubs by night before setting off to Wilkes University where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing and a minor in Music. After graduation, I moved to Los Angeles to attend the Musicians’ Institute and to intern at a marketing agency where I worked niche records for Capital and Favored Nations.


Celebrate Life with Kira Skov

KiraUpon sifting through The Orchard’s catalogue recently, I was thrilled to discover that Kira Skov, one of my long-time favorite Danish artists, is signed to Stunt/Sundance Records, a label we distribute. To be honest, I was also pretty surprised as Kira, who has often adorned the Rock/Pop genre pages on iTunes, is a surprising addition to the label, known for its serious and progressive Jazz. It is obvious however that the smoothness of Jazz has had its impact on Kira’s later work as she has managed to build a harmonic bridge between the different genres — introducing Rock ‘n’ Rollers to Jazz and Jazz enthusiasts to Rock ‘n’ Roll.