Turns out, September has been a good month for Orchard artists and labels around the world. Between the Argentinian Gardel Awards and the U.K. Gramophone Classical Music Awards, our Latin American and Classical labels got some much-deserved recognition.
Straight from the source, The Orchard’s Regional Manager for Latin America, Laura Tesoriero, and our Classical-specialist from London, Katie Ferguson, share the great news. Congrats to all the winning and nominated labels!
The Orchard Sweeps the Majority of Wins at the “Premios Gardel a la Música”
by Laura Tesoriero
The 16th edition of the “Premios Gardel a la Música” were held on September 4th in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We are very proud to announce that out of 42 winners, The Orchard beat the majors and other independents with 16 wins (Sony, Warner and Universal won 14 combined).
These awards are the most important in Argentina, and besides the Latin Grammys, are the most influential of the region. They are organized by CAPIF (Argentina’s Chamber of Record Producers) and distinguish the best national talents in a wide array of categories. The jury consists of musicians, journalists, producers, sound engineers and various notable figures related to the industry, and the “Gardel de Oro” is awarded to the Best Album, which in recent years, Orchard artists have been awarded twice: Babasonicos’s Infame in 2004 and Escalandrum’s Piazzolla Plays Piazzolla in 2012.
Of this year’s winners we highlight Ruben Rada, from Uruguay, who was adopted by Argentina as one if its own; Ramón Ayala, a living legend of Argentine Folklore who took home his first Gardel; Jazz group Escalandrum, winner of the 2012 “Gardel de Oro,” who took home Best Jazz Album this year; and Poncho, a chart topper in digital sales in Argentina, who won their second Gardel in a row with their new album Carnaval.
- Best Female Pop Artist: Isabel de Sebastián [Popart Discos/Geiser Discos]
- Best New Pop Artist: Indios [Popart Discos]
- Best Electronic Music Album: Poncho — Carnaval [Popart Discos]
- Best Female Argentine Folklore Artist: Liliana Herrero [S-Music]
- Best Male Argentine Folklore Artist: Ramón Ayala [Los Años Luz Discos]
- Best Male Tango Artist: Guillermo Fernández [Acqua Records]
- Best Tango Orchestra Album: Orquesta Escuela de Tango Emilio Balcarce — Mistonguero [Los Años Luz -- Tango Vía]
- Best New Tango Artist: Juanjo Hermida & Julián Hermida [Epsa Music]
- Best Male Cumbia Artist: El Polaco [Magenta Discos]
- Best Romantic Album: Dany Martin — Te llevo bajo mi piel [Acqua Records]
- Best Testimonial/Auteur Album: Gabo Ferro — La primera noche del fantasma [Oui Oui Records]
- Best Jazz Album: Escalandrum — Vértigo [Epsa Music]
- Best Instrumental/Fusion/World Music Album: Rubén Rada — Amoroso Pop [S-Music]
- Best Reggae / Urban Album: Los Cafres — 25 Años de Música [Popart Discos/Instinto Música]
- Best Conceptual Album: Facundo Ramírez — A Piazzolla / A Ramírez [Epsa Music]
- Best DVD: Los Cafres — 25 Años de Música [Popart Discos/Instinto Música]