Welcome Tankcrimes, Easy Sound and New World!

2015-08-27Now that schools are back in session and the summer is winding down, we thought now would be a good time to let you all in on a bit of news from us here at The Orchard’s NYC office: we’ve got three new record labels joining the ranks!

First up, there’s Tankcrimes, everyone’s fave Indie Punk Rock and Metal label. Founder, owner and “main dude” (according to Facebook) Scotty Heath runs the label out of his garage in Oakland, California, where he provides a home-base for artists like Ghoul, Iron Reagan, Fucked Up, Municipal Waste and loads more.


Bilbao BBK Live: Boosting Music & Business in Spain

descargaSpain is one of the countries most affected by the economic crisis. And though many festivals have had to close their doors due to a lack of funding from municipalities, the Bilbao BBK Live Festival, organized by Last Tour International — one of our clients — every summer, has become a clear example of how to be an anti-crisis event.

Often featuring Orchard-distributed artists ranging from Charles Bradley and The Raveonettes to Quique Gonzalez and Los Planetas, Bilbao BBK Live has established itself as a motor for economic activity in the city of Bilbao and its surrounding territory, generating an impact of 20,775,793 Euros, a record figure which coincides with the celebration of the 10th edition of the biggest musical event of Kobetamendi.


The Rise of the Emoji & How It Can Work For You

star wars emojiUnless you’ve lived in a cave for the past few years, you should know what an emoji is. Smileys, those mini faces that smile, laugh, cry are emojis but emojis can also be small drawings of nature, food, activities, flags 🍀🍔🎶🇫🇷. Initially created in Japan in 1999 by a engineer from NTT DoCoMo’s i-mode mobile Internet, emojis really started to spread outside of Japan with their inclusion in Apple’s iOS in 2011. Google added native emoji support to its keyboard in November 2013 for devices running Android 4.4. Fun fact: Apple’s color emoji typeface is proprietary as is Android’s, but so are Twitter’s and Microsoft’s which means these are not exactly the same depending on your device.


Review New YouTube Revenue in Workstation Accounting

YouTube_StudioWith the coming of the Fall and your next statement, get ready to dig into new revenue around YouTube in The Orchard Workstation. You heard right: YouTube Music Key and Resolved Conflicts have both started earning you some money, and you can review exactly how much and across what tracks in Accounting.


Radar Music Videos Makes Music Video Contracts Easy

Radar Music VideosAs a trusted Marketplace partner for several years now, Radar Music Videos has continually delivered on its promise to connect people seeking music videos with people making music videos. Not only that, it does it affordably and without compromising on quality.

In its next step towards making music video easy for everyone, Radar has turned to video production contracts. Specifically, it’s inked a deal with UK media lawyers Wiggin LLP to create a simple agreement that’s both accessible and affordable to Radar-registered users. This one-size-fits-all contract provides a straightforward, no frills solution to the usually unregulated world of low-budget video production. It applies to all kinds of video production, from tour diaries to lyric videos and official music videos, and circumvents common pitfalls like favoring one party over the other, misunderstandings linked to complex language and of course, hefty price tags: thanks to Radar’s thorough negotiations, you can get your contract for just £25 + VAT.