The Daily Rind | Your Top Source for The Orchard and Industry News

Working with a Living Legend: Richard Gottehrer

On my very first day at The Orchard almost three years ago, my boss took me around the office in typical Orchard tradition and introduced me to every single person sitting at his or her desk, from our accountants to our developers and everyone in between. Was anyone off limits? …

The Marketplace Presents: Klick Push

If you had the opportunity to get your music featured in more places, why wouldn’t you take it? And if those places were high-engagement areas, it’d really be a no brainer. Well listen up then, because our latest Marketplace partner, Klick Push, has just the thing for you. With access …

Use YouTube Annotations to Create an Album Preview Video

So you’ve got a new album coming out and you want to give fans a taste of what to expect. Try creating an album preview video and uploading it to your YouTube channel! We’ll walk you through how to set this up. Prepare Your Content We’re not going to go …

Become A SoundCloud Master and A Master Of Your Rights On SoundCloud

Between updating their subscription plans and experimenting with more visual profiles (still in early beta), SoundCloud has been on fire lately. ComScore even recently reported that their traffic increased by 26% in one month, making SoundCloud the 8th fastest growing site in the U.S. Though it’s certainly evolved since its launch in Berlin in …

Recent Articles:

The Orchard Hits the Mark with “Point and Shoot” Acquisition

Point and ShootPlenty of 27-year olds grapple with internal doubts about their futures. Few, though, take harrowing leaps to resolve those fears. But in the case of Baltimore native Matthew VanDyke, the 20-something not only leapt across international borders to silence those internal battles, he went so far as to fight in another country’s war.

Point and Shoot is the result of VanDyke’s leaving his safe home for the voyage of a lifetime. Hoping to inspire others through film and yearning for adventure, Matthew climbed on the back of a motorcycle and trekked through Northern Africa and the Middle East. The solitary journey began as a quest for manhood. But the 35,000-mile trip brought on more than he could have ever imagined. After serving beside his Libyan friends in the country’s revolt against ruler Muammar Gaddafi, captivity was inevitable.

Talk about self-discovery!  VanDyke’s adventure led him to some of the most extreme corners of the world in the midst of their darkest times. Upon returning home, VanDyke teamed up with Academy Award nominated filmmaker Marshall Curry to recreate the unfathomable journey. Curry molds the footage into a thought-provoking film, worthy of Tribeca Film Festival’s documentary Grand Jury Prize.

Soon, you’ll be able to catch this courageous tale thanks to The Orchard Film crew! They’ve gotten their hands on U.S. theatrical, physical and digital rights to the documentary so that you can see the remarkable story for yourself. Read more about the deal in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and the official press release, and watch the trailer below.

Let’s Go to The Movies: “Rich Hill” Premieres in Theaters

Rich Hill PosterDoors opened on Friday to the highly anticipated theatrical release of Rich Hill. The buzz around this film began in January, when it won the prestigious Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and it hasn’t stopped. Now the wait is over: Rich Hill is in theaters and — beginning today — available on iTunes.

The documentary chronicles the lives of three boys in an impoverished Midwestern town and the unique struggles they confront with their families. A year and a half of filming was masterfully edited into a 92-minute feature film, and the result is breathtaking. Critics have been singing the praises of Rich Hill as a social document, calling it a “vital documentary” and a “great service.” Indiewire even said that the film is “the type of media object that could and should be put in a time capsule for future generations.”

Visually, it has been hailed as “overwhelmingly gorgeous,” the work of a “gifted cinematographer with a poet’s eye.” The doc has earned spots on the “Must-See Lists” of Indiewire and Rolling Stone, as well as comparisons to the likes of Terrence Malick and to the recent film Boyhood.

For the film’s theatrical premiere, 15 year-old Andrew Jewell, one of the three boys from Rich Hill, joined Emmy Award-winning director Tracy Droz Tragos in New York City. The pair gave interviews on WNYC Radio and MSNBC, and participated in a Q&A following the theatrical premiere. Next, look out for Tracy Droz Tragos discussing the film on The Daily Show on August 7th. As the buzz around Rich Hill continues, you can find its theatrical listings here and box office information here. Rich Hill is also available on iTunes here.

Check out photos from the premiere and Andrew’s trip to NYC below:

 

The Proof in the Pudding: Get Your Music in Apps & Games with Klick Push

KlickPushLogoOne of our latest apps, Klick Push, has seen great results from their partnership with The Orchard Marketplace. Klick Push focuses on getting your music to highly engaged potential fans within apps and games — both web and mobile. To give us insight on the positive response they’ve received since partnering with us, they’ve shared some stats that we think you’ll want to see. Klick Push, take it away!

Hello Orchard artists and labels! We’re excited to share that we have witnessed incredible results and traction across our partnership with the Marketplace. About 100 artists a week are submitting content to be promoted in apps, games and loyalty programs and Klick Push has delivered hundreds of thousands of free engaging impressions to artists that apply and submit music to Klick Push through our Marketplace application. This has resulted in a cost effective way to promote new album releases and concerts, and build new fan bases while driving revenue back to you, the artist.

Check out some numbers below:

2,224,000 plays of your music across all of The Orchard’s artists in just a few short months
50,000 downloads: look at all those people who got your free music!
5,000 shares, i.e. 10% of people who heard your music shared it on Facebook and Twitter
5% click rate to iTunes: that’s new fans heading over to make a purchase

While advertisers typically dish out the big bucks for these high impressions and conversion rates, artists are getting FREE access to these highly engaged users by simply giving away music to new fans through Klick Push. We want users to discover your music and have an enjoyable experience, all the while making you money and providing more insights on the location of your fan base.

If you haven’t yet, try us out by installing the Klick Push app in The Orchard Marketplace and check out our One-Sheet here.

Freeloader Friday: Columns, Baked, HOMESHAKE, The American Scene, Pretty & Nice, Iron Reagan, French Style Furs, The Raveonettes & Apollo Brown

Columns - Please ExplodeHappy August, Freeloaders! Today you have two things to celebrate – the end of the work week and the beginning of a new month. Obviously, two cheers are in order for that one. And to help you get started with your celebrations, we’ve got your weekly list of music greats that you need to have a listen to – here we go!

Starting you off with a full album stream is Columns. This is one of those not-to-be-reckoned-with-ever albums: it’s ferocious, loud as hell, and slams you in the face second after second with its Hardcore Metal scream theme. And the album review that goes along with it? Hands down, one of the best, most enthusiastic rally cries I’ve read to date.

Onwards and upwards with track premieres! If you haven’t heard of Brooklyn’s Baked, you’re missing out. So, quick! Hear their latest psychedelic Rock groove, exactly what you’d expect given the name. On a similar note, HOMESHAKE (Peter Sagar from Mac DeMarco) has a whirry, warped and blotchy new single that gets your headspace all blurry, in a very, very good jam way. There’s also The American Scene’s Punk-Pop track that’ll have you mindlessly tapping out the beat and Pretty & Nice clapping out an equally as tantalizing Indie Rock rhythm.

Last but not least, the visuals. The name pretty much gives it away in Iron Reagan’s music video for “Bloody Gore.” Yep, it’s as raunchy visually as you’d think with a Metal Punk tune to really set the mood. French Style Furs take you to an underground 90s rave (note the dance moves + wind breaker fashion), The Raveonettes go from sex on the beach to down-right, hardcore murder on the beach in their totally NSFW video, and Apollo Brown hits the not-so-popular streets of New York with help from Roc Marciano.

And that’s a wrap for this week. Get out there and enjoy your Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Fundays!

Columns: Full album stream via Metalsucks
Please Explode out August 5 on Relapse Records

Baked: “Codec” track premiere via The Fader
Debt out August 19 on Exploding in Sound Records

HOMESHAKE: “Cash Is Money” track premiere via Noisey
In the Shower out October 7 on Sinderlyn

The American Scene: “4th And Broadway” track premiere via Alternative Press
Haze out September 9 on Pure Noise Records

Pretty & Nice: “Rock ‘n’ Roll Wizards” track premiere via The Wild Honey Pie
Infinity Forever out August 12 on Lost Colony Music

Iron Reagan: “Eyeball Gore” track premiere via Bloody Disgusting
The Tyranny of Will out September 16 on Relapse Records

French Style Furs: “All The Way Down” official music video premiere via YouTube
Is Exotic Bait out now Frenchkiss Records

The Raveonettes: “Endless Sleeper” official music video premiere via Stereogum
Pe’ahi out now on Beat Dies

Apollo Brown: “Lonely & Cold (feat. Roc Marciano)” music video premiere via Okayplayer
Thirty Eight out now on Mello Music Group

“This Is Where We Live:” The Power of Unlikely Friendships

This Is Where We Live filmMaking their directorial debut, Josh Barrett and Marc Menchaca, who appeared on several episodes of Showtime’s hit show, Homeland, bring us This Is Where We Live, a film about the true meaning of family. It tells the quietly profound story of a friendship that develops between a twenty-five-year-old boy with cerebral palsy and a loner handyman who becomes his caregiver. But that’s not all — the boy’s father is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, his sister has grown dangerously distant, and his mother is the sole provider and slowly falling apart. The family is close to its breaking point, and the question is whether this new relationship can be its saving grace.

Set in Texas Hill Country, This Is Where We Live juxtaposes a complex family dynamic with a simple landscape. Its Texas backdrop makes it fitting that the film premiered and was “chosen from among 1,200 as one of eight to compete for best narrative feature” at the SXSW Film Festival in 2013. The setting is brilliantly paired with the story, allowing the film to ultimately challenge whether the place where we live is a physical space or an emotional one.

Official selection at Dallas International Film Festival 2013, Nashville Film Festival 2013, and Florida Film Festival 2013This Is Where We Live is out now on your favorite digital stores. Check out the trailer below:

About The Orchard

The Orchard is a pioneering music, video and film distribution company and top-ranked Multi Channel Network operating in more than 25 global markets. Founded in 1997, we empower businesses and creators in the entertainment industry.

Follow Us!

Archives