Freeloader Friday: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Oddisee & More

FireproofHello again Freeloaders! The excitement is building around the holidays all over NYC and I’m sure you can feel it wherever you’re reading from as well. If you need a bit of a push to get into the holiday spirit, we have just the thing for you. We made a short, yet intensive quiz that will match you up with your perfect holiday playlist. Check it out! On the other hand, if you’re ready for a break from your typical seasonal tunes, we have some tracks for you right here on this wonderful Freeloader Friday. Let’s get to it.

Indie heroes Clap Your Hands Say Yeah woke up from a two-year nap this week with the announcement of a new album, The Tourist. Along with the LP reveal came a funky new single titled “Fireproof.” The song launches with a commanding bass line and Alec Ounsworth’s unmistakable vocal harmonies before breaking into fluttering, rhythmic guitar work. Lyrically, the song is a cautionary tale of zeal. Ounsworth says that to be “fireproof” in this context is to be “dangerously self-confident — to have the capacity to try almost anything. The regret comes later.” Although only a taste, “Fireproof” is an excellent tease of what’s to come from The Tourist.


Commission All Kinds of Visual Content through Radar

radar-music-creativesWe’ve received great news from one of our Marketplace partners, Radar. In addition to top-quality music videos, you can now request and commission any kind of visual content for your music campaigns: album art, teasers, web designs — you name it. With more info on this update, we have Lizzie Cooley from Radar with the guest blog post below. 

Hi, we’re Radar, one of The Orchard’s Marketplace partners, and we help artists and labels like you connect with award-winning music visual creatives. We come to you today with some exciting news! We just launched a bigger, better Radar, where you can commission every kind of music visual content you might need for your next campaign.


Welcome, Jerry!

Introducing Jerry Carrion, System Administratorjerry-carrion

My name is Jerry Carrion and I just recently joined the team at The Orchard. Previously, I was a System Administrator at Dataminr and was seeking more of a challenge for myself. Fortunately, I was given the opportunity to be a part of The Orchard’s Systems team, and I will do the best I can now that I am here!


Now On Instagram Stories: Links, Live, Mentions and Boomerang

Instagram StoriesYou know those features you’ve had on your Snapchat wish list? Well, you must have been good this year, because Instagram Stories just launched them.

Users now have the ability to post links, live streams, tags and Boomerangs within Stories. Let’s walk through these new tools and how they’ll benefit you long into 2017.  (more…)

A Look Back at The Orchard’s Fall Movies & Forward to Holiday Promotions

fall-moviesIt’s that time of year again! The holidays are here and as we look forward to welcoming 2017, let’s take a quick look back at the last couple of months for The Orchard’s Sales and Marketing Film team. For The Orchard, as with most film studios, Q4 tends to be the busiest time of year, when we showcase the top of our film slate. For us, Fall movies like Hunt for the Wilderpeople (out 9/13 on digital and 9/27 on demand), Life, Animated (out 9/20 on digital and 10/4 on demand) and The Fourth Phase (out 10/3 on digital and 12/2 on demand) were released.