The 2018 Latin Grammy Award Nominations Are In


The nominees for the 19th Annual Latin Grammy Awards were announced September 20th by the Latin Recording Academy. The Awards will be held November 15th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with a live broadcast at 8PM EST on the Univision Network. Our talented labels and partners accrued a collective of nearly 50 nominations for this year’s awards, spanning 27 categories. Our label-base is packed with leaders across the independent Latin music scene, and we’re excited to celebrate all they have accomplished in 2018.

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Vote for your favorite Latin AMA Award Nominees!


The Latin American Music Awards honor some of the industry’s most celebrated artists in Latin pop, rock, regional Mexican, Tropical, and more. On Tuesday, September 18, Telemundo announced the 2018 Latin AMA Award nominees. This year’s big event will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 8pm ET, broadcasted live in Hollywood on Telemundo and on Spanish-language network Universo.  (more…)

Out Today by The Orchard: Lupe Fiasco, Macy Gray & More


Leaves may be starting to fall, but great music is arising this week. Check out our new releases that will put you in the perfect mood to stroll down the color changing streets. We’ve got sultry jazz pop from your favorite 90’s goddess, Nordic rock metal fusion, and a rapper who is boldly back on scene, all with new albums Out Today.

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From Live Music To Major Wins, The Orchard Highlights The 2018 Americana Fest


For its 19th consecutive year, the Americana Music Festival and Conference took place in the heart of Nashville, kicking off September 11th and wrapping Sunday, September 16th. With dozens of showcases, panels, and parties including the Americana Honors and Awards, this year’s event was truly one for the books. The Orchard Nashville crew and a few teammates from New York City came down to celebrate with our partners and enjoy the musical talent and company.
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YouTube Introduces #Hashtags in Video Search


YouTube is working to increase video exposure and help audiences more easily find videos by giving creators the option to add hashtags to their titles and descriptions. Hashtags should already be a part of your daily social media strategy, so these should be familiar to you, but read on for some best practices for this new feature on YouTube.

Replace keywords in the title with hashtags. You have a max of 100 characters for your title, but the title should include one main target keyword, which will be representative of what your video is about. For example, if it’s a tour video you can use the hashtag #tour along with the band’s name such as #mybandtour or #mybandtour2018.

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