Out Today by The Orchard: Calpurnia, Fantastic Negrito & More


Hi there! Looking for great new music? Well look no further because you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled some of our biggest releases of the week. First up, we have Calpurnia rockin’ their way to the top with their debut EP. Next, we have Fantastic Negrito heating things up with his sophomore album. Then, we have Melody’s Echo Chamber taking us to another planet with her new music. All courtesy of yours truly, and all Out Today!

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The Orchard Returns To Nashville For CMA Fest & CMT Awards


CMT CMA FestI love any excuse to go to Nashville and this years CMT Awards June 6th and CMA Fest June 7th to 10th provided the perfect storm of productive fun in Music City!

During my trip to visit friends and partners old and new, I found myself alongside newly crowned 2018 Billboard Country Power Players and super-partners of The Orchard, David Macias of Thirty Tigers and CEO of Black River Entertainment, Gordon Kerr. Spending time with both during the CMT Awards ceremony was awesome and seeing Kelsea Ballerini perform her new smash hit “I Hate Love Songs” to a packed arena was a treat. During the same week “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” by David Lee Murphy and Kenny Chesney climbed to the #3 spot on Country Radio. It was a pleasure to celebrate the news with Reviver label heads David Ross and “Gator” Michaels. (more…)

The Meeting Of Minds At Midem 2018


This past week, Cannes opened its arms once again to the global music community as Midem presented its annual conference. With attendees from over 80 countries, discussions were held over the course of four days on the issues we are facing today as well as what’s in store for the future of the music industry. After a full day of discussion, the night brought performances by artists from around the world. So whether you are an industry expert or a newbie with a passion for music, we’ve rounded up the best moments at Midem 2018 that are motivating the leaders of tomorrow.

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Spreading Mental Health Awareness with The JED Foundation


The Orchard was honored with the Media Award for Leadership in Mental Health by non-profit organization The JED Foundation Monday, June 4th at Cipriani Wall Street. Other honorees at JED’s 17th annual gala event included Morgan Stanley and Chirlane McCray, the First Lady of New York City. The event was hosted by Emmy-winning comedian and political commentator Larry Wilmore, most famous for co-creating the shows Black-ish and Insecure, and for being a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. (more…)

Out Today by The Orchard: Jorja Smith, Erin Rae & More


It’s Friday! You know what that means – new music to reign in the weekend. As the week winds down, we have some heaters hot off the studio press. First, we have English R&B singer/songwriter Jorja Smith bringing us a little bit of jazz-tinged soul and dreamy lyrics in her new debut album. Then, Nashville indie folk singer-songwriter Erin Rae releases her new album that reaches beyond the edges of country music. Last, but certainly not least, doom metal band YOB is back and stronger than ever with their new album. All these musical treats are Out Today!

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