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

tree flicker


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!


Catch The Orchard’s Films in Theaters in 2016

LouderThanBombs_CorpSiteWe’ve been talking a lot about our recent film acquisitions, from Sundance to SXSW, TIFF and beyond. Now, we’ve set dates for you to look forward to, announcing our 2016 theatrical film slate. Featuring a wide array of genres, the slate includes documentaries, comedies and dramas — so there will be a movie to watch for whatever mood you’re in!

First up, let’s talk drama. Louder Than Bombs premieres April 8. The film tells the moving and intimate story of a father and his two sons, who must confront conflicting memories of their deceased wife and mother. Next up, October 14 will mark the release of Christine, a true story that stars acclaimed actress Rebecca Hall, as her character fights to succeed in her field as a news reporter.


Welcome, Leon!

Leon_YinIntroducing Leon Yin, Data Science Support Specialist

My name is Leon Yin. I graduated from NYU last Spring and spent the past few months at NASA GISS (above Tom’s Restaurant) working on climate models, interactive maps, and data portals. I’m excited to join the Data Science team as support analyst, and use what I learned from the high seas to improve data-driven insights at The Orchard.

When I’m not on my computer, I like savory home cooking, skateboarding (see below), and groovin’ in transit.


YouTube Playlists: Automate and Collaborate

playlist2Playlists are an excellent form of engagement on YouTube. They can be used to provide that laid-back ease of continuous play or cross-promotion of your favorite brands, artists and shows. Users also curate playlists to create a “visual mixtape” and inject their personality into it. Playlists can be sorted based on themes, genres, fan videos and more.

What if you could also automate or allow friends to collaborate on this experience? Read on, and find out! (more…)