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Delivering 3 Of The 10 Albums On The 2019 Polaris Prize Short List

The Polaris Music Prize has narrowed their list to just ten releases. From the original 40 included on the Long List, those remaining portray a refreshingly diverse group paired with exceptional artistry. A leader in independent music across Canada, Th...

A Beginner’s Guide To Performance Rights (Infographic)

At The Orchard, our performance rights team is here to clarify your understanding of rights management - working to help rights owners earn more, faster. We have created a beginner’s guide to performance rights - a visual that aims to simplify the answer t...

Seeing Orange: The Orchard at Roskilde Festival

In the first week of July, the 49th edition of Roskilde Festival took place on a field outside of Copenhagen. Roskilde is the largest festival in Northern Europe and was visited by over 130,000 guests and volunteers this year. Roskilde promotes diversity c...

Out Today by The Orchard: Bloc Party, Cold Hart and YAWNS & More

We’ve hit the mid-way point of the season. If you haven’t found that one song that is your song of the summer, we have good news for you. This week we’ve got new looks for up-and-coming artists, a live rendition of an album you've cherished and a brand new...

Independent Venue Week Has Begun

In the world of live music entertainment there are unsung heroes amongst the roaring stadiums and landmark stages: independent venues. These are the family-run venues and built-up sets in cities from Lafayette, CA to Buffalo, NY. As small town and local as...

Out Today by The Orchard: Abbath, Donatachi & More

From Sydney to Norway to St. Louis, the sounds of this week’s releases are from all around the world. Whether the names or genres are new to you, there’s something for everyone on this week’s Out Today lineup. The cutesy world of bubble-gum pop champion...

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YouTube Copyright Claims

If you have received a notice from YouTube that your video contains content that is owned or licensed by The Orchard, a music, film and TV distribution company, please read the outline below which will address any questions you may have. First off, please k...

Facebook Embraces The Music Community

With 2.23 billion monthly active users, Facebook should be treated as a key platform for social media campaigns in 2019. However, it’s worth noting the demographics on the platform have changed in recent years. In the last 3 years, Facebook’s American teen...

5 Ways To Create The Biggest Impact With Your Next Music Video

A music video is a very important and useful asset to help promote new music. Get the best results and maximize your views with these new features and quick tips to include within your video release strategy. (more…)

The Orchard’s Artists & Labels Earn 14 GRAMMY Awards

The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards, hosted by the Recording Academy, took place in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10th. Highlighting some of the biggest releases from the past year, The Orchard is grateful to have worked with and distributed many of t...

Classical Music Metadata 101: How to Break Down the Most Complex of Metadata

They said to me, “write about anything you like Tom, just keep it light. Mine the veins of your imagination and dredge those grey cells for something enriching and life affirming to impart...” So today, I thought we’d talk about classical music metadata. ...

10 Tips for Perfect Playlist Curation

In the world of song promotion, no format has gotten more coverage than playlisting. From how to get on them to knowing which ones are the most popular, everyone wants a piece of the playlist pie. The downside of being featured on someone else’s playlist, h...