Posts Tagged: Instant Records

A Series For Women, By Women to Inspire: INSTANT LOVE


Today is International Women’s Day, and also marks the debut of the INSTANT LOVE series by in-house label Instant Records, led by The Orchard’s founder and producer Richard Gottehrer and copilot Allison Zatarain. INSTANT LOVE is a bi-weekly digital single series of famous love songs that were originally sung by men about women, reimagined with… Read more »

Richard Gottehrer on Writing the Perfect Song & Judging the International Songwriting Competition


Every year, we partner with the International Songwriting Competition, or ISC, to support them in their search for the best songwriters in the world. 71 winners in more than 20 categories reap over $150,000 in cash and prizes as well as valuable exposure to some of the top executives in the biz. This year, however,… Read more »

Freeloader Friday: Fiction Plane, Red Pill & More


The term “freeloader” sort of has a negative connotation — we know that. But here, we try to use it in a positive sense: Freeloaders work hard all week and deserve a Friday afternoon treat: to enjoy, without judgment, a few moments of hassle-free, uninterrupted music discovery. Shake off some stress and keep reading for The Orchard’s freshest-of-the-fresh. Take some… Read more »

Working with a Living Legend: Richard Gottehrer


On my very first day at The Orchard almost three years ago, my boss took me around the office in typical Orchard tradition and introduced me to every single person sitting at his or her desk, from our accountants to our developers and everyone in between. Was anyone off limits? Absolutely not. We stopped by… Read more »

Introducing Demar, Our New Instant Star


I just love being a witness to something special in the making. Sometimes, I’m an inattentive witness, only noticing a burgeoning talent at the same time as everybody else. This time… my eyes (and ears) are wide open — and yours should be, too. In June 2012, Stephanie Demar left her hometown, the discreet and… Read more »