Welcome, Peter!

PeterLumIntroducing Peter Lum, Graphic Designer

My name is Peter and I’m the newest Graphic Designer for The Orchard. I’m a born and bred New Yorker, specifically from Brooklyn. I’m a graduate of Parsons the New School for Design with a BFA in Communication Design and I have a passion for everything from illustration to typography, print to web development. I love sharing what I know and love learning new things from people with different backgrounds. I’m excited to work and have fun with the rest of you from here on out. Cheers!

More Than Just Eurythmics’ Frontman: Dave Stewart Launches Inspired Indie Label

DaveStewartTeamOn the heels of a glorious Memorial Day long weekend, we couldn’t be more excited to share that legendary musician, songwriter and producer Dave Stewart‘s newest project, Dave Stewart Entertainment, is about to take off with the help of Membran and The Orchard. The former Eurythmics frontman is using his seasoned ear to pick up the best and brightest upcoming talent for his label, help fund, co-write, produce and offer creative services for each of their albums, then hand it over to us to market and distribute these new and exciting releases.


How YouTube UGC Can Help Independent Musicians

YTBroadcastYourselfSo you’ve discovered a new band that you just can’t get enough of. Their new single is out, they have a new album set to release in the near future, and they’re getting some buzz around the indie music wire. You like them so much that you wish you could shout it from a rooftop, just to help them earn some extra publicity. But did you know that you indeed have the power to not only help this artist gain exposure, but also help them earn revenue?


Freeloader Friday: Adrian Younge, Royal Southern Brotherhood & More

889845034698Well, folks. Today’s the day, a very big day at the office, indeed! Not only is a 3-day weekend upon us in the US, but we kick off our most-beloved summer Fridays! But before we head out early for some killer margs down the street, let’s take a look at what awesome music came out this week.

Adrian Younge owned the music blog world this week. First up, we found him on OkayPlayer, streaming his Soulful R&B compilation album. The 10-song sampler features pals like Ghostface Killah, Laetitia Sadier, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and the like. NBD, Adrian.


“Use Your Time Wisely” & Get Your Groove on with Strange Names

strangenamespicFrenchkiss Records’ New Wave outfit Strange Names released its debut album, Use Your Time Wisely, this week, opening the milestone with a show at a hometown venue, Brooklyn’s Baby’s All Right. The show followed a tour opening for Azaelia Banks and was packed full; the crowd, electric.

Rightly so, since the 11-tracked album is packed with infectious bass lines, reverberated hooks and driven rhythms, giving listeners no choice but to break out their best moves. Try not to dance; I dare you.