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The Orchard Polishes Its Deutsch with Membran Entertainment Group

Guten Tag, Deutschland! And a good day, it is. Today, we announce our new partnership with the renowned and respected Membran Entertainment Group, based in Germany. With them, we kick off The Orchard GmbH, run by Membran CEO, Manlio Celotti. We’ve gotten to know the German market over the years — …

Introducing: The 4 Commandments of Marketing Drivers

Marketing Drivers are the absolute most important thing you must be communicating to your client rep, when working on priority new releases. We’ve already broken down the what, when, why, and overall best practices for marketing drivers. Today, we’re going to introduce you to the 4 commandments of communicating these invaluable assets. …

Sundance Special: We Get Swingin’ With “The Overnight”

Sundance, we have arrived! And in a very big way. Just last night, we nabbed rights to The Overnight in Park City, UT on the 4th day of the Festival. It’s a steamy, sexy comedy that already created sparks on Sundance’s red carpet, and after some intense bidding rounds, we secured it …

Reddit Demystified

A few months ago, I saw Catey Shaw’s music video for “Human Contact” for the first time. It was a flawless concoction: an infectious summer Pop jam mixed with a quirky, aqua-haired girl dancing in street-wear. All I wanted to do was cash in my vacation days, trap my scantily …

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Welcome, Corinne!

March 11, 2015 Orchard News No Comments

CorinneFranceschiniIntroducing Corinne Franceschini, Client Relations Manager

Hello everybody! My name is Corinne and I am so excited to be joining The Orchard family! I was born and raised in the north of Italy, but I lived in France for the past 4 years, where I worked for Believe Digital in Paris. I landed in the music industry by chance (my first love is translation) and decided to stay as long as possible, and here I am, making my dream come true.

Musically speaking, I would say that I am quite eclectic, depending on the mood, but if I had to choose a genre I would definitely say Hip-Hop. When I am not working, I am a huge fan of TV series, my favourite one right now is ‘The Walking Dead.’ I love dogs (my best friend Chester is in the picture), reading books in different languages (I am still a translator, after all) and eating (I am Italian, of course I love food!). I can’t wait to get to know you all!

Stream Our Texas-Sized SXSW 2015 Sampler

radial-playlist-sxssw2015It’s hard to believe, especially given the record-breaking supply of cold and snow heaped on us here on the East Coast this winter, but SXSW is once again right around the corner. To that I say YEE FREAKING HAW! Good riddance freezing weather and possibility of snow flurries. Hello to the relative certainty of warmer temps and inevitability of good BBQ, breakfast tacos, margaritas, cold beer, and more great music than you can shake a stick at.

To that end we’ve assembled the following 90-track Spotify playlist featuring music from some of the artists we’re excited to see. Some highlights include new music from Austin natives The Bright Light Social Hour, whose second album, Space Is Still the Placeis out now [RIYL: Tame Impala, The Black Angels]; Atlanta rockers Royal Thunder, whose new full-length, Crooked Doors, will be released April 7th [“imbued with the raw, weatherbeaten evangelism of prime Zeppelin, this elegantly powerful quartet write songs that aim straight for the heart,” The Guardian]; Austin’s psych trio Ume [“somewhere in between Warpaint, Metric and Mogwai,” Relix], who will be releasing a six-song EP titled Too Big World in early April; and much much more.

See you in Texas.

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This Little Blind Pig Now Lives at The Orchard’s Brick House

268522_785120568186168_2330939392017342918_nJust in time for the great big music roundup that’s about to happen at SXSW, we thought now would be the perfect time to let you in on some news. We’ve just picked up the Blind Pig catalog, one rich in the best Blues and Roots sounds in the country. And there’s no questioning their lineup. The Blind Pig catalog stems from a deep-rooted understanding of the genres. Before the record label ever began, there was Blind Pig the Ann Arbor blues club that welcomed the likes of Jimmy Rogers, Bonnie Raitt and Hound Dog Taylor to its stage. Once word spread about the who’s who of artists performing at the venue, the owners decided to incorporate a record label into the mix, and so Blind Pig Records was born.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce that co-founders Edward Chmelewski and Jerry Del Giudice, along with their San Francisco and Chicago-based teams, have joined our family. Not only will we be responsible for the distribution of their catalog worldwide (both digitally and physically), we’ve also got new material on deck from the label, including releases from Albert Cummings, Victor Wainwright, Cash Box Kings, Zac Harmon and Andy T & Nick Nixon.

Along with this great new catalog of goodies, we’re ramping up our focus on label acquisitions. Our very own Scott Ambrose Reilly (some of you may also know him lovingly as “Bullethead”) is heading up this catalog specialty division, one designed to acquire, rejuvenate, repackage and market owned content and brands.

Check out more news coverage on the deal from Billboard, and if you’re looking for a home for that music catalog of yours you know where to find us!

Crowdfunding: A Modern Day Staple for Musical Projects

Brian Meece, ukulele playerWe partnered with RocketHub back in 2011 when we first launched The Orchard Marketplace. Crowdfunding was already starting to boom back then, and it hasn’t slowed down since. With the heart to see your projects succeed and the goods to back it up, RocketHub provides a solid platform for any crowdfunding campaign. To show you how it’s done, we bring you Brian Meece, CEO of RocketHub, with 6 key tips to make your project succeed.

With the advent of social networking (and sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.), and a habit of building a mailing list, musicians are more connected to an extended network of fans and supporters than ever before.

As the CEO of RocketHub, one of the world’s leading crowdfunding platforms, I have seen thousands of projects raise funds and awareness via this new form of micro-patronage. Crowdfunding platforms can offer the credibility and infrastructure necessary to successfully harness the financial power of the crowd, but because crowdfunding is a relatively new trend, many artists misunderstand how to effectively leverage the tools available to them.

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The Orchard Chart Toppers: February 2015

The Orchard Chart Toppers

February continued to display some chart topping prowess from our labels and artists, and as always, we love taking the time to give them a shoutout for their awesomeness. Highlights from February include the inimitable Torche (have you played their game, Torche vs Robots, yet?), the supergroup Revolution Saints and their self-titled debut, Dangerbird Records’ Butch Walker, who snagged a #1 New Artists spot on Billboard and a whole lot of other placements, and the Norwegian Folk artist, Tønes. On the film front, Minecraft: Into The Nether is still making itself known week on week, and the moving Documentary Point and Shoot snagged a #1 spot on iTunes’ Top Documentary Movies chart in the U.S.

Well done, folks!


Billboard Top 200 Albums
#133 — Torche: Restarter (Deluxe Edition) [Relapse Records]
#198 — Revolution Saints: Revolution Saints [Frontiers Records]

Billboard Current Albums
#56 — Torche: Restarter (Deluxe Edition) [Relapse Records]
#84 — Revolution Saints: Revolution Saints: [Frontiers Records]

Billboard Top Album Sales
#61– Torche: Restarter (Deluxe Edition) [Relapse Records]
#99 — Revolution Saints: Revolution Saints [Frontiers Records]

Billboard Independent Albums
#13– Torche: Restarter (Deluxe Edition) [Relapse Records]
#17 — Revolution Saints: Revolution Saints [Frontiers Records]
#27 — Black Star Riders: Killer Instinct [Nuclear Blast]

Billboard Tastemakers
#11 — Torche: Restarter (Deluxe Edition) [Relapse Records]

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