Freeloader Friday: Cellars, Charles Bradley & More

Phases by CellarsYou just came back from SXSW, overwhelmed by the astronomical amount of great music that filled your ears and left you with the unwanted feeling of indecision in the face of so many great choices? Ponder no more — let me funnel things down for you with this week’s new releases from The Orchard.

First up is Texas-native Alle Norton, better known under her artist moniker, Cellars. She has just released “Still in Love,” a new track from her highly anticipated album Phases. The L.A.-based 25 year-old has an unmistaken talent for making the 80s sound fresh and relevant again. On “Still in Love,” Norton’s soft vocals blend nicely in a dreamy synth-packed arrangement. Passed the 3:30 mark, the drums shift the beat in higher gear, breathing energy in the second part of the song. Produced by Ariel Pink, Phases needs to be on your radar for 2016.


We’ll Never Go Out Of Style (Guide)

survival-guideAn extremely important part of being a distributor is making sure that your content is live on stores by release date. In order for that to happen in the smoothest way possible, we need you to help us help you!

Meet your new best friend, the iTunes Style Guide. Learn it, live it, love it. If you are sitting there thinking to yourself “psh, rules are meant to be broken” you may have some difficulty with this next concept: If you don’t follow these rules, iTunes will reject your content and/or it will take longer to get on stores. Your normally friendly client manager will then promptly send it back for you to fix, which will add unnecessary time to the release submission process. Key takeaway: following the iTunes style guide is the cool thing to do and saves everyone time. See… helping us… help you.


Welcome, Edoardo!

EdoardoGelardinIntroducing Edoardo Gelardin, Account Manager, Video Services

Hello all, my name is Edoardo Gelardin (maybe call me Edo as “Edoardo” may be a little hard to pronounce?) and I am happy to have joined the Video Services team, here in NY. I am a drummer, amateur music producer and proud tour manager of Florian Picasso (check him out if you are in need of an energy boost and coffee just ain’t doing it).

A few of my favorite artists are: Johnnyswim, The Civil Wars, Nas, Wale, Eric Prydz, Guy Gerber, Jauz, Liquid Tension, Snarky Puppy, Deftones and Stick To Your Guns. Fun fact: the only thing I love more than music are my dogs.


Case Study: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “It’s A Holiday Soul Party”

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings have done a lot of things: they’ve released six records, received a Grammy nom for 2014’s Give The People What They Want, performed on countless TV shows and specials, and travelled the world spreading their unique brand of soul. And yet, the band had never released a proper holiday album until now. It’s A Holiday Soul Party includes a mix of holiday standards and originals.


Freeloader Friday: Mr.Lif, Rogue Wave, Slayer & More

Mr-Lif-World-Renown-640x640Feliz Viernes (Translation: Happy Friday) Orchardites! My name is Catherine, and I’ll be filling in for Charlotte today. The Orchard had some great releases this week, so let’s get right into it!

First up, we have a new video from Slayer. Get the backstory behind the prison riot from the “Repentless” video in this even-gorier follow up for “You Against You.” Just don’t say we didn’t warn you — this gets bloody!