Nothing More, AJR & More Nominated for iHeartRadio Music Awards

The 2018 iHeartRadio Music Award nominees have arrived, adding another reason to celebrate to an already fruitful awards season. Seven of The Orchard’s artists are in the running, earning nine total nominations. As always, the iHeartRadio Music Awards are decided by you, the people! You can vote here, winners are to be announced live on Sunday, March 11th. Let’s take a look at a few of the ever-talented, all-independent acts on the ballot from The Orchard.

You may remember this year’s biggest breakthrough rock band, Nothing More, from our Grammy nominations article. If you missed that one, let me fill you in. These guys are nominated for every single rock category The Academy has to offer. If that wasn’t impressive enough, the band is now up for Rock Song of the Year at the iHearts with “Go To War.” A cut from their 2017 record The Stories We Tell Ourselves, “Go To War” is a badass ballad through and through. Check it out below and listen to the rest of the record here via Better Noise Records. (more…)

Out Today by The Orchard: Umphrey’s McGee, Dina & More

We’re all back at the grind this week with ambitious New Year’s resolutions (hopefully) still afloat. You might plan to get in shape, earn that promotion, or cut back on a bad habit, but let’s keep it simple and just try new things! Treat yourself and expand your mind by following our weekly releases with the cream of the independent crop. This week we’ve got a little bit of rock and roll, an award-winning documentary and a heart wrenching poetic lyricist, all Out Today.


Welcome, Julian!

Introducing, Julian Duque, Label Manager, Latin

My name is Julian Duque and I was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, which is known for its great coffee! I moved to New York two years ago to complete my Master’s in Music Business at NYU which I recently finished. I have previously worked in several companies and different industries including BMG, Apple, Superfly and Publicis. I’ll be taking care of Latin Labels and I’m thrilled to be joining The Orchard team.


Bianca Bonnie Is In Full And Total Effect With ’10 Plus’

Bianca Dupree a.k.a Bianca Bonnie f.k.a Young B hailing from Harlem USA, is a jack of all trades including a singer, songwriter, actress and MC. The Orchard currently has the pleasure of digitally distributing her new album entitled 10 Plus courtesy of Para Music Group.

Bianca Bonnie burst onto the scene in a hurry as Young B, collaborating with DJ Webstar on the critically acclaimed Caught In The Web released on Universal Republic in 2006. The highlight track “Chicken Noodle Soup” featuring AG, The Voice of Harlem, with its accompanying dance and video, became a craze across the nation. The track reached number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 15 on the Hot Rap Songs chart. In addition, Bianca received the Sprite Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Dance Cut at the 2007 Soul Train Awards. In addition to “Chicken Noodle Soup,” other standout tracks on the album included, “I Came To Dance,” “Tone Wop” produced by the remix master DJ Ted Smooth along with T.T. featuring AG and G.Dot, and “Don’t Stop” produced and featuring Ron Browz along with Severe and T-Rex.


Out Today by The Orchard: Miky McPhantom, Jack Black & More

It’s a blistering winter day at The Orchard HQ having just experienced the “Bomb Cyclone.” As you wrap yourselves in a thousand layers and dream of sunny beaches, get out of your body and into some music. This week we have a number of great releases including a legendary comedian from Buenos Aires, another well-known funny man with a knack for theatrical vocals and a truly entrancing violin concerto performance. Get your headphones ready and curl-up, because they’re all Out Today.