What The #&@$ Do You Do, Ben?!?
Head of Claims Administration, Legal Department
Joined The Orchard on March 19, 2007
As a leader on The Orchard’s legal team, what the #&@$ do you do Ben?!?!
I handle all claims made against The Orchard’s distributed labels, acquired labels and/or owned and operated repertoire, excluding disputes relating to Rights Management (YouTube, YouTube Red, Art Tracks, Soundcloud, and Audible Magic) and public performance claims relating to masters.
Out Today by The Orchard: Lucero, Adult Karate & More
Happy Friday music fans! Grab your umbrellas and fans because this Friday is a murky scorcher. You’ll hear rock, electronic, and some very intense metal comparable to the current end-of-summer haze. First, Lucero delivers a stunning ten track album co-produced by Grammy winner Matt Ross-Spang. Next, Adult Karate introduces a diverse, vintage new wave sound. Finally, metal lovers rejoice with an album united in darkness from Integrity and Krieg. So turn up the volume, experience new music, and get your weekend started with these records, all Out Today.
Embracing What’s Different: Take A Look Inside OddChild Music
Founded by Marc Williams in 2011, OddChild Music is an independent management company and record label based in London, UK. The company was named after Labrinth who Marc described as an Odd Child due to his extreme talents. Home to gifted and different “Odd Ones” such as Etta Bond, Avelino and Raf Riley to name a few, OddChild embraces creative freedom across all genres, hip-hop, R&B, rap, reggae, dance and more.
Community Posts: Opportunities and Best Practices
YouTube is often viewed as a hybrid platform at the intersection of social media and entertainment, and the new Community feature fully embraces and takes advantage of this notion.
If you’re an active subscriber on YouTube, you may have seen activity from the channels you follow that looks more like social media posts than a video upload. As a creator, you may see this as a new opportunity, and you’re absolutely right. Community posts operate under a social media logic that allows creators to develop a relationship with their audience in a way that goes beyond a regular video upload schedule. These posts increase interaction and awareness via polls, animated GIFs, images, text, video, tour announcements and more; a new level of engagement between channel and subscriber within YouTube that wasn’t really available before.