Freeloader Friday: Sabaton, Kool Keith & More

SabatonHello freeloading ladies & gents, I’ll be taking over Freeloader Friday for the last couple of weeks of summer. In the spirit of the Summer Olympics, I’ve selected only pure gold to share with you this week. Bring out the free tunes!

I tend to shy away from the use of the word “epic,” but when you come across a band like Sabaton, there is no other word. Sabaton is five-piece Swedish metal band decked out in camo and seemingly bulletproof armor. The band’s sound is explosive, with synth and guitar compositions elaborate enough to make the Trans-Siberian Orchestra reconsider their line of work. Not only is the musicianship unreal, but get this: every song is about a famous historic battle. For example, the band’s new track “Shiroyama” tells of a Japanese civil war standoff where heavily outnumbered samurai took down the Imperial Japanese Army. Not only is your face being melted, but your brain is exploding. I am convinced that all high school history classes should ditch the text books and pick up Sabaton’s new album The Last Stand.


6 Tips to Rapidly Grow Your Instagram Following

Instagram ConcertThis 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 500 million active users, Instagram is a great visual social media platform to build your online community. Instagram allows you to give your fans a peek into your world through your photos and videos. While funny memes, quotes, and viral videos may get attention, building a community of fans for you and your music requires the right strategies. Here are six tips to grow your fanbase on Instagram(more…)

Welcome, Priscilla!

Priscilla-MaturoIntroducing Priscilla Maturo, Retail & Operations Coordinator, Brazil

Hey everyone! Glad to meet you all! My name is Priscilla. I live in Rio de Janeiro and I have a degree in Publicity and Advertising.

I worked as a marketing assistant at Deck, one of our main labels in Brazil, for two years. Before that I was an intern at Rede Globo, in the news portal of entertainment called GShow. Now I’m happy to join The Orchard as the Retail and Operations Coordinator for Brazil.


YouTube Keeping the Olympic Torch Aflame in Rio 2016

Rio-2016The 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio have only a week left of competition and so far, we’ve been lucky enough to see Michael Phelps secure his place as the greatest Olympic Champion swimmer of all timeSimone Biles rack up 3 gold medals in gymnastics and Usain Bolt retain his status as the fastest man in the world. Now, if you weren’t able to catch any of these events take place in real time, don’t worry; YouTube has got you covered with extensive highlight footage.


Freeloader Friday: The FRIGHTNRS, iNCH & More

frightnrsalbumHi there, my lovely Freeloaders! This is unfortunately my final Freeloader Friday with you, and I am feeling all. the. emotions. Nevertheless, I’ve still got one last shot to bring you the some brand new, wonderful releases to carry you through the weekend. Now – let’s get to the good stuff.

Queens, New York’s finest rocksteady crew The FRIGHTNRS are back with a brand new tune from their latest record, Nothing More To Say. Slated as “the darkest song on the record,” “Dispute” has potent themes of regret and despondence rooted in its veins – yet contains a surprising amount of emptiness in its landscape. The track carries a rich, deep melancholic mood with not much instrumentation or production value. An eerie piano riff drifts above a warm bass line and relaxed percussion, all while late lead singer Dan Klein’s exquisite vocals croon wistfully at the forefront of the mix. With this raw spin on authentic reggae beats, Klein and The FRIGHTNRS have surely made a legacy for themselves that’ll last for ages to come.