Out Today by The Orchard: CeCe Winans, Amigo The Devil & More


This week holds a plethora of releases and while it is not quite the holiday season yet, we have a few gifts for our readers. Today brings a moving live album that personifies its Americana performer, a kickstart to your holiday listening from a massively talented gospel singer and a new artist anticipated to shine all over the world. Let’s dive into some new tunes, out today.

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In the Land of Aus: Australia Awards, Oh My!


It was a busy week in Australia! From the inaugural Women in Music Awards to the ARIA Awards nomination announcement to the Age Music Victoria Awards, some of Australia’s talented emerging and established artists were recognized across various platforms.
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Don’t Get It Twisted: Musical Composition vs Sound Recording


We’ve said it before, Performance Rights is one of the most consistently growing fields of revenue in the global music industry. According to the IFPI Global Music Report, in 2017, revenue from public performance generated 2.4 billion, accounting for 14% of the recording industry’s global revenue – up 7% from 2015. Despite the importance (and reliability) of this revenue source, there’s still more to learn as labels and artists take steps to maximizing their bottom line.

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Submit Your Music for the Independent Music Awards


IMA-LogoBack again, the Independent Music Awards are providing members of The Orchard with a bonus Free Song entry to the program’s 17th annual edition. Click HERE to enter in any IMA Album, EP, Song, Producer, Video and Design category, and you’ll receive a coupon with your receipt to submit a Free Song entry.

Whether it’s a debut release or veteran project, The Independent Music Awards honor and elevate some of the year’s best independent releases from around the globe – in all styles of music. The award-winning distinction generates more interest from programmers, press, talent buyers, and fans. Both indie artists and record labels can submit new projects in 107 music, video, and design categories. These include categories such as Social Action Song, Album ReIssue, Debut Album, etc. Projects are reviewed by music icons, radio & festival programmers, press, Film & TV music supervisors, peers, fans and bookers representing venues throughout the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe.

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The Orchard Hangs At Reeperbahn Festival


The Reepberbahn Festival took place September 19-22, 2018 in Hamburg, Germany. Over the course of four days, the festival hosted 900 diverse events around the city. Since 2006, Reeperbahn has established itself as the must-go meeting ground for the music industry worldwide. A hub for what’s next and a platform for both emerging and established artists, Reeperbahn’s 13th year brought in 600 concerts, cementing itself as Europe’s largest festival.

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