Posts By: Chris Calabrese

Daily News Highlights: Thursday, January 4th, 2017


Grime Officially Has Its Own Category on Spotify Roku is rolling out its own version of Alexa for home speakers and TV soundbars U.S. Music Consumption Up 12.5% in 2017, R&B/Hip-Hop Is Year’s Most Popular Genre Tivo’s new TV platform will combine cable and streaming

Daily News Highlights: Wednesday, January 3rd, 2017


FACEBOOK HIRES MORE MUSIC EXECUTIVES FOR BIZ-DEV AND LICENSING Digital streaming behind biggest rise in UK music sales for two decades Facebook, not Twitter, will live stream this year’s Golden Globes’ red carpet pre-show “Voice activation will be huge in 2018”: Digital execs on Alexa and the future of the music business VEVO REVENUES RISE… Read more »

Daily News Highlights: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018


SKEPTA MANAGER GRACE LADOJA AWARDED MBE IN QUEEN’S NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST Smart Speaker Sales More Than Tripled in 2017 PSA: Apple is making its $29 battery replacement pricing effective immediately  TICKETMASTER SHORTLIST APP OFFERS LAST-MINUTE CONCERT TICKETS Ringo Starr and Barry Gibb knighted in Queen’s New Year honors list

In Loving Memory of Ken Seki


The Orchard is deeply saddened to share the unfortunate news that our colleague Ken Seki has passed away. Ken recently joined the company to lead our efforts in Japan. In his short tenure, he impressed everyone with his positive outlook, determination and leadership. Ken’s passion for music started at an early age, with his older… Read more »

Daily News Highlights: Friday, December 22nd, 2017


SHAZAM TO SPOTLIGHT EMERGING ARTISTS IN ‘NEXT TO KNOW’ Instagram update brings option to share live videos in direct messages BTS, EXO, BIGBANG and Seventeen Increase K-Pop’s Visibility on Year-End Charts  APPLE TIPPED TO MERGE MAC AND IOS APPS STARTING IN 2018