Posts By: Chris Calabrese

Daily News Highlights: Thursday, April 19th, 2018


Amazon now has 100m paid Prime members globally Independent festivals commit to ban single-use plastics by 2021 GLOBAL RECORDED MUSIC INDUSTRY REVENUES TOPPED $17BN IN 2017 – AND INDEPENDENT ARTISTS GENERATED $472M OF IT Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize sparks lively — and at times snobby — conversations on the aesthetics of music

Daily News Highlights: Wednesday, April 18th, 2018


THE ORCHARD NAMES JAY ANDINO VICE PRESIDENT, URBAN DIVISION Streaming provided more than half of Australia’s 2017 recorded music revenue Fruit Punch Music promises to be ‘Spotify for kids’ Facebook announces new European privacy controls, for the world MTV VMAs to Return to New York’s Radio City Music Hall After adding 2M subscribers in two… Read more »

Jay Andino Heads The Orchard’s Urban Division


The Orchard is excited to welcome Jay Andino as Vice President of the newly established Urban Division! The Urban Division is the latest addition to The Orchard’s artist and label services offering. It is also the company’s first genre-specific department. Jay joins The Orchard from 300 Entertainment, where he worked as Director of National Urban and Rhythm Promotions. At… Read more »

Daily News Highlights: Tuesday, April 17th, 2018


Billboard Music Awards 2018 Nominations: See the Full List Spotify will reveal the future of its mobile app next week iHeartRadio opens up its playlists to all users with launch of Playlist Radio Anonymous donor leaves $10 million to Seattle radio station KEXP

Daily News Highlights: Monday, April 16th, 2018


Australia’s Recorded Music Market Posts Highest Annual Growth Since 1996 Blockchain startup Soundpruf to pay artists AND fans for Spotify streams using cryptocurrency Mixcloud, the audio streaming platform for long-form content, raises $11.5M from WndrCo