Making A Difference With Pink, Blue & Green Vinyl
Music is a unique art form that reaches so many and inspires empathy transcending all boundaries. It draws people together and can spawn change in a big way. That is why many artists and organizations choose to harness the community music creates to raise support for a number of special causes. Check out some of these great initiatives and learn how you can get involved!
Out Today by The Orchard: Antibalas, Mykur & More
Put down your pumpkin spice latte for a minute and lend an ear. This week is jam packed with music’s finest to start your weekend off right. We’ve got something from every corner of the globe from southern cowboys to the dark corners of Scandinavia to a Brooklyn-based afrobeat group that could very well be from another world completely.
The horn heavy 12 piece group known as Antibalas has released their newest album Where The Gods Are In Peace from Daptone Records. The album is made up of only three songs (or technically five?) but still provides over 30 minutes of music with tracks ranging from four minutes to almost 11 minutes in length. Forget about the road less traveled, where Antibalas goes, there are no roads. This unique afrobeat, funk band makes music they love and breaks all the rules to create art with their sounds. Listen to the abbreviated version of “Gold Rush” below and check out the full length here.
Labels & Distributors Can Now Access Spotify for Artists
In case you missed it, team members can now be added to Spotify for Artists accounts! This means labels and distributors can finally have access to Spotify for Artists and all of the great analytics available through the platform. In order for a label, distributor or anyone outside of a manager/artist role to gain access, an approved existing account holder must grant permission and send an invite via artists.spotify.com. See below for a step-by-step tutorial on how an account holder can add and invite team members.
The AIM Awards took place Tuesday, September 5th at The Brewery in Clerkenwell. The Orchard’s brilliant labels and artist pulled in some of the most notable achievements of the evening including Independent Video of The Year, Outstanding Contribution To Music and the Innovator Award.
A number of our UK team attended the event to celebrate the independent community. Chris Manning and Jarvis Cocker even took the stage as presenters of the Pioneer Award.
Introducing Ken Seki, Director of Japan
Hi everyone, greetings from Japan! I`m really excited to have taken on this role at The Orchard and look forward to working with you all to expand the business in Japan.
For some background, I’ve been involved with the music and entertainment business here in Japan in one capacity or another from licensing, publishing and management for the last 25 years. I originally started in artist management at a company called YUI Music Factory as an artist manager and then to label For Life Records (Ryuichi Sakamoto, Towa Tei) as International Manager and then to MTV. (more…)