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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 …

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Freeloader Friday: Big Freedia, Cerebral Ballzy, Vanna, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, French Style Furs, Blackburner, Ted Nugent, Suicide Silence, Sweet Apple & Boy Jumps Ship

Big Freedia Just Be Free Album CoverYesterday marked the kickoff of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and, I don’t know about you, but for me, no sporting event is complete without some tunes bumping in the background. So, thanks to this week’s Freeloader Friday lineup, your weekend is about to be soccer and song streaming perfection.

Let’s kick it off with three killer full album streams. First up, as soon as you stream Big Freedia’s new Bounce album full of Electro bangers, a wild twerk party will inevitably ensue. Take caution (and check your surroundings) before you hit play. For something completely different, check out Cerebral Ballzy’s latest album of Hardcore Punk that is an intense and chaotic display of rage. Finally, get ready to thrash to the “pure adrenaline” that is Vanna’s new Metal release. It’s passionate. It’s furious. It’s passionous.

Now to the track premieres. We’ve got a taste of the latest from Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas: Soulful yet breezy vocals backed by swoony Cabaret-Rock. Then, a merging of poetry-activism and Dark-Rock on the latest sneak peek from French Style Furs. Next, listen to an eclectic mix of Eastern-European Folk alongside Bass drops and high-hats, plus guests spots from Lil Wayne and Royce Da 5’9, on Blackburner’s new genre-defying track. Lastly, don’t forget to check out some Classic Rock in the form of Ted Nugent’s old-school jam featuring Sammy Hager.

You’re in luck because we’ve got four videos for you this week. Start off with the lyric video for Suicide Silence’s newest groove, an extremely dark Deathcore track. Then, lighten things up with even more Big Freedia! Watch the Queen of Bounce strut her stuff in the streets – and the laundromat – while a team of dancers around her “release [their] wiggle” to this epic Electronica track. Next, let Sweet Apple take you out on the water in the music video for their forlorn Acoustic number featuring Mark Lanegan and Rachel Haden. Finish with the latest music video from Boy Jumps Ship, where the Pop-Punk band makes their way from the tattoo parlor to the barbershop to the boxing studio, and end up crowd-surfing with a room full of friends and fans who are singing along to this feel-good, unapologetic anthem.

While you watch Argentina, France, Colombia, England, and more face off in futebol (if we’re being Brazilian about it), crank these tunes and I promise you won’t be sorry. Happy weekend!

Big Freedia: Full album stream via USA Today
Just Be Free out June 17 on Queen Diva Music

Cerebral Ballzy: Full album stream via Pitchfork Advance
Jaded & Faded out June 17 on Cult Records

Vanna: Full album stream via Alternative Press
Void out June 17 on Pure Noise Records

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas: “Tired Oak” track premiere via Paste
Secret Evil out August 19 on Instant Records

French Style Furs: “Turn or Burn” track premiere via Refinery 29
Is Exotic Bait out July 8 on Frenchkiss Records

Blackburner: “Hotel Bitches” track premiere via DJ Booth
From Dusk to Dub out June 24 on Cleopatra Records

Ted Nugent: “She’s Gone” track premiere via Ultimate Classic Rock
Shutup&Jam! out July 8 on Frontiers Records

Suicide Silence: “Don’t Die” lyric video premiere via Hot Topic
You Can’t Stop Me out July 15 on Nuclear Blast

Big Freedia: “Explode” music video premiere via Fuse
Just Be Free out June 17 on Queen Diva Music

Sweet Apple: “Let’s Take the Same Plane” music video premiere via Stereogum
The Golden Age of Glitter out now on Tee Pee Records

Boy Jumps Ship: “Call to Arms” music video premiere via Vevo
Lovers & Fighters EP out now on Rude Records

Talk About a Grand Slam: The Orchard Acquires Sports Doc ‘No No: A Dockumentary’

No No DockumentaryIf you’re halfway through your corporate league’s baseball season or in the middle of MLB’s season on your couch, you’ll definitely want to catch No No: A Dockumentary, the narrative that shines light on the life of no-hitter base-baller Dock Ellis. And since we’ve acquired worldwide rights to the full-length, you’ll soon be able to see it for yourself!

The Orchard’s Film team scooped up the knock-out after its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. When Fall 2014 rolls around, audiences will be able to score the release either theatrically or digitally by way of The Orchard’s documentary brand Opus Docs.

Director Jeffrey Radice captures a different side to the Dock story. Although he’s most-known for the no-hitter he threw while on LSD, his outspoken (at-times outrageous) attitude, and the foam hair curlers he wore during games, not many people are aware of his drug addiction, eventual turn-around, and the help he provided to others in similar situations.

Radice’s goal behind the film? “To share Dock’s full story with his legions of fans,” which Radice (making his directorial debut) and crew accomplish through detailed interviews from Ellis’s friends, family and teammates.

There’s plenty to read about the famed trip, but now you’ll be able to take your own trip down Dock Ellis’s memory lane to learn more about the MLB Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher.

You can get more details on the official acquisition from The Wrap and Indiewire, and read the complete press release here.

Seeing the World Differently with HBO and Vice

Vice-HBO-Season-2The Sync Licensing industry can often be a fast paced, getcha’ in, getcha’ out, move on to the next project kind of world. Especially as more music is being licensed to more outlets, we don’t often get the time to become as attached and invested in our projects as we would like to.

This year, however, we got a great opportunity to showcase our catalog while working closely with HBO’s sophomore news-magazine series, Vice, scoring six placements over the course of this season’s 10 episodes featuring labels like Band of Locksley, Xao Productions, Babygrande, Music of The World, and Caltex Records.

One of the interesting challenges about having a catalog as big as The Orchard’s is being able to comb through it all to find exactly what you are looking for — especially when you’re looking for songs that are very regionally specific and often times in foreign languages. For this season of Vice, we worked on episodes that covered sixteen different countries and many of the cultural subdivisions in each. Along the way we found music from Brazil, Afghanistan, El Salvador, Georgia and Armenia, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Korea and Japan — and that was just scratching the surface.

Working on projects such as these not only challenges us creatively, but also show the world of possibilities for all music when it comes to licensing. Back catalog, traditional music and b-sides always seem to come into play and prove just as important as their popular counterparts.

We’re proud to have had such a great run working with our many contributing labels and the team at Vice this season. If you’re not familiar with the show, you can check out the first two seasons of one of the most thought-provoking and transformative news blocks on television now on HBO Go.

“Life Lessons” According to Handguns

handgunsSince their 2012 release of Angst, Handguns has seen transformative change. This Pop-Punk band out of Harrisburg, PA is now made up of an entirely different lineup than its original, and it shows. Their new album, Life Lessons, out July 8th on Pure Noise, is “a record about self-realization, rebuilding, letting go of the past and focusing on what’s in front of you,” says lead vocalist Taylor Eby.

Handguns joined All Time Low on their “A Love Like Tour” this past spring and teamed up with producer Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, Dangerous Summer) and All Time Low member Alex Gaskarth while recording Life Lessons. Leavitt worked with them at Valencia Studio in Baltimore, with Gaskarth pitching in to help with vocal production.

Three tracks, “Sleep Deprived,” “Heart vs. Head,” and “Queens,” from Life Lessons are available for streaming now and you can pre-order the new album, too.

Handguns will be on tour with Hundredth, Counterparts, and more this summer; check out dates and details after the jump.

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Welcome, Evan!

June 11, 2014 Orchard News No Comments

Evan DanielsIntroducing Evan Daniels, Coordinator, Quality Control


I’m proud to be the newest member of The Orchard’s Operations team!

I’m from Detroit Michigan and I attended college in Grand Rapids Michigan. I joined my college’s radio station and eventually became the General Manager. That experience led me to pursue a career in music. After graduating, I moved out to NYC in 2010 and worked for Sony Music, then for an agency called Superfly.

I also love traveling, being active (I went to Europe and ran Tough Mudder last year), movies, and going to shows/exhibits. You know, boring stuff mostly.

Some of my favorite bands of the moment are SOHN, Kwabs, Tycho, Jon Hopkins, Warpaint and Mos Def. The last concert I went to was The Soil & The Sun.

I look forward to meeting and building with all of you!

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