Pre-Plan These 5 Things on Your Band’s Twitter

shutterstock_361627577This article, written by freelance pop music journalist, Hugh McIntyre, originally appeared on Sonicbids. We’re excited to be working with them to exchange industry tips and trends for your business.

As I’ve mentioned time and time again, pre-planning your social media posts is one of the best things you can do to make your life easier as a musician, especially while on the road. You need to keep up your presence on social channels, with Twitter being the toughest to work on constantly, and thus, the platform that’s best served by those programs that allow you to schedule missives to send while you’re busy thinking about other things.


Freeloader Friday: Slow Club, Drowners & More

slowclubHey there freeloaders, my name’s Melissa and I’m going to be taking over Freeloader Fridays for the summer. I’m stoked to be bringing you the latest and greatest that the wide world of music has to offer! Now that we’re no longer strangers, let’s get down to the tunes, shall we?

First off, folk-rock aficionados Slow Club have released “Ancient Rolling Sea,” a track off of the band’s fourth studio album, One Day All of This Won’t Matter Anymore. “Ancient Rolling Sea” surely lives up to its name, as the beautifully haunting bass and vocal harmonies meander through surprisingly light guitar licks to create a slow, rolling sea of sound. Each long vocal melody, contrasting with the pulsing bass, creates a wave that proves to be as calming as the real thing. With a hectic, beach-filled summer ahead, “Ancient Rolling Sea” offers a perfect escape from the fast-paced synth-pop currently filling up the radio waves. So sit back, relax, and allow Slow Club to serenade the night away.


“Günah Benim,” a Turkish Rap Phenomenon

GunahBenimThe industry has its own ways of creating big stars and big hits. Producers try to get their musicians to the top using everything in their arsenal and sometimes, it works. But sometimes, a couple of happy accidents work wonders to drive someone’s inconspicuous tune to the forefront. Propelled by well-written lyrics and the proper production and marketing management, these works are unstoppable.


Welcome, Meghan!

MeghanMcGovernIntroducing Meghan McGovern, Rights Management Coordinator

Hi, everyone! My name is Meghan. Born and raised just outside of Philadelphia, I graduated this year from Drexel University with a degree in Music Industry. Prior to joining the wonderful Rights Management team, I spent time interning at SONGS Music Publishing in LA, working as a Tour Marketing Rep for UMG in Philly, and most recently, interning at ATO Records here in New York. This city has stolen my heart, and I’m so excited to now be here full time with The Orchard!

Outside of work and music, I love baking, yoga, binge watching Netflix, and spending time with my two Havanese puppies — who are sadly still in Philly, but that’s what FaceTime is for, right? Looking forward to working with all of you!


Don’t Miss The Fresh Talent of Jazz Up-and-Comer Jacob Collier

jacob-cover“I have never in my life seen a talent like this… Beyond category. One of my favourite young artists on the planet — absolutely mind-blowing” – Quincy Jones

“Talent oozing out of every pore” – Jamie Cullum

“I am a big fan… great chords, great arrangements, great singing!” – Pat Metheny

“Wow!! Jacob, your stuff is amazing” – Herbie Hancock

These are just some of the high-praising quotes about 22-year old Jazz up-and-comer, Jacob Collier. (more…)