Music Biz wrapped on May 17th after four days of panels, meetings and some good ol’ fashion Nashville fun. Since our last visit The Orchard announced the expansion of our Nashville team with Jess Phelps as our new General Manager. It was a very exciting week to connect and celebrate with our partners, especially in the Music City. Our team returned with new insights and a surge of energy for projects ahead.
Earlier this month, our team attended Canadian Music Week in Toronto. The conference was held from May 7th to 13th and discussed all aspects of the music industry including radio, digital, live/touring, the international marketplace and music cities. During the week showcases were held in venues throughout the city featuring some of the best and emerging acts in Canada.
Packed with back to back shows, panels and meetings our group was happy to sync up with some of our Canadian labels and enjoy many of our local artists including performance by Luminelle artists Helena Deland and Anemone as well as Audiogram acts Aliocha, Elliot Maginot and Soran. We also caught Nate Husser, a rapper under Cult Nation and REHN Music Group talent, Royal Prospects.
Hi there, it’s Friday, and you know what that means – new music! Whether you are celebrating National Bike to Work Day, National Pizza Party Day or National Visit Your Relatives Day, we have some great tracks that will get you pumped. Enjoy another week of great new albums distributed by The Orchard including funky upbeat alt-rock from Matt Costa, chill reggae vibes of Iration and sweet country bliss from Jason Boland & The Stranglers. So sit back, and let the music take you away.
The Americana Music Association held an small ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Monday where they announced nominees for their 17th Annual Honors & Awards show. The awards are scheduled to take place September 12th, during The Americana Music Festival & Conference in Nashville, TN.
The Orchard is pleased to see a number of familiar names listed among this year’s nominees.
Later this summer, the US Open of Surfing will take over huge swaths of Huntington Beach (July 28th to August 5th for those of you SoCal residents hoping to attend). Prior to that, the Royal Wedding is due to take place on Saturday, May 19th. Every June is LGBTQ Pride Month in the U.S. with Father’s Day taking place June 17th.
If you’re confused about what any of the above could possibly have in common – the answer is nothing, but also everything. Welcome to the world of category management.