Posts By: Ben Liemer

Forward Thru The Past: Austin Psych Fest, The Black Angels and Some Texas Psychedelic Originals


Stick around long enough and you can watch musical trends come and go…… Punk fades in the early 80s, goes underground and re-emerges with a (commercial) vengeance. Heavy Metal morphs through various re-incarnations, even Dance music evolves from Disco to House to Techno to whatever Step/Trap/Shake thing is happening. And so it is with Psychedelic… Read more »

We Don’t Just Sell Music, You Know


Over here in the Physical department at The Orchard, the sales reps are privileged to rep CDs from some of the finest musicans and DJs in the world. When a legendary DJ like DJ Premier is in the house to discuss his latest project, you best believe we’re paying attention! And we’re always happy to… Read more »

Pitbull and The Raveonettes: How To Keep Killin’ It Year After Year After Year


I’ve had the rare opportunity to watch unknowns develop and blossom into superstars many times in my music career. Among those is Mr. Worldwide himself, Pitbull, who we remember as a hungry young rapper out of Miami. Back then, the Cuban-American rapper originally known as Armando Cristian Pérez was ID’d as Mr. 305, having built… Read more »

Physical Goes to Orion and Back


The physical sales team did their share of heavy lifting to deliver a #139 Billboard/Soundscan Top 200 debut for Rhett Miller‘s The Dreamer, which also hit #2 on the Heatseekers chart. This follows a long list of Top 200 chart debuts for our artists, including Pitbull, DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles, Royce Da 5’9″, The Black Angels, The… Read more »