Out Today by The Orchard: Henry Jamison, L’Orange & More


Remember, during your search for a last minute costume this weekend and realizing you may be getting a bit old for this – you are not alone. Despite indecisive stances on holidays and attempting to find a social event, giving new music a listen is much easier challenge. Enjoy releases from a folk artist who effortlessly creates a wave of serenity, a rap duo bringing the beats and tales from growing up in The Bronx, and a multifaceted producer focused on creating a story through sound, all Out Today.

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The Orchard & finetunes Celebrate Biggest German Chart Success in the Company’s History


The finetunes catalogue earned four chart-placements in CW42, the most single-week chart positions in the company’s recent history.

German based Kettcar‘s Ich vs. Wir, via Grand Hotel van Cleef, hit #4. Farin Urlaub‘s recent release Berliner Schule, via Völker Hört Die Tonträger, landed at #5. Terrorgruppe’s Superblechdose, via Aggropop-Records / Destiny Records, hit #30 and Trettmann‘s DIY, via SoulForce Records, took the #31 spot. (more…)

In Loving Memory of David Balfour


The Orchard is saddened by the passing of beloved friend, colleague, and business partner, David Balfour. Since his diagnosis in 2015, David fought MND (motor neuron disease) with courage and positivity. David was passionate about music and dedicated over 20 years to his career in the industry, invigorating the independent music community with his insightful reporting diligence for publications such as Record Of The Day and Music Week. Many are honored to have worked with him during his time at finetunes.

“We all are struggling for words to express how sad we are about David’s passing. Everyone that worked with him at finetunes will remember not only a colleague but a friend. We lost one of the smartest characters in digital music distribution. All of us enjoyed his passion for music, his strategic approach and his perceptive reporting on the future of music. Our condolences and hugs go out to his family.” – Oke Goettlich, founder of finetunes  (more…)

The Icon Edo.G Returns With “FreEDOm!”


EDO.G (Every Day Other Girls) hailing from Humboldt Avenue (“The Boldt”) in Roxbury, Massachusetts has returned to bless us with his new project FreEDOm via Red Line Music Distribution, Inc.

Now, lets take a second and think back. The first time the masses heard of Edo. G was with the group Da Bulldogs (Black United Leaders Living Directly On Grooving Sounds) which was the first Boston hip hop act to be signed to a major deal via PWL America/Mercury Records back in 1989.

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Welcome, Livi!


Introducing, Livi Quiroz, Label Manager, Mexico

Hi crew, I’m Livi; enthusiastic, curious and a loud laugher. I am Mexican by nature, a food lover by experience, and I’m very happy to join this amazing family as Label Manager at The Orchard Mexico’s office.

Since I was a child, my father taught me to appreciate and love any kind of music. It wasn’t until I finished my degree in Design and Visual Communication at UNAM and was working as a concert photographer that I’ve discovered I could actually dedicate my life to music. At that time, I wasn’t sure how to make it happen, so I started began working as a graphic designer.

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