Out Today by The Orchard: Bad Wolves, Adam Sanders & More

Hello friends and welcome back to another week of Out Today, where we feature great new albums distributed by The Orchard. This weekend is Mother’s Day in the states, so while these posts often starts with something like “before you head out to….,” this time you should probably at least make sure you get Mom a card before diving into the throws of these three new albums (flowers are a nice touch). This week, we have new releases from chart-topping hard rockers Bad Wolves, sweet country bliss from Adam Sanders and gentle acoustic melodies from Sean Christopher, all out today. (more…)

Echoboom Sports: The Largest Collection Of Action Sports Films

With over 600 films, Echoboom Sports is home to one of the largest collections of action sports content in the world. Not only does it feature classics, like the best of The Warren Miller Collection, but it also highlights game changers like Anthill Film’s Life Cycles and Sweetgrass Productions’ Valhalla.

The channel was launched out of the growing success of the Echoboom Sports Youtube Channel where action sports fans found a place to catch top notch content. Echoboom now gives them a chance to watch full movies without ads or distractions, with an added bonus of a week long free trial upon signup. In addition to being available on desktop platforms, the app is accessible for iOS, Apple TV, Android and Roku, as well as a channel add-on for Prime-Video.


Catalog Time Capsule: Daddy Yankee “Barrio Fino” (2004)

Barrio FinoWelcome to Throwback Thursdays, a monthly spotlight on a gem from The Orchard catalog that was released a long, long time ago.

Album: Barrio Fino
Artist: Daddy Yankee
Released: 2004
Genre: Latin / Hip-Hop / Reggaeton


How Billboard’s Updated Streaming Methodology Will Impact Charts

After announcing potential adjustments to their chart methodology in October 2017, Billboard finalized changes pertaining to how streams are weighted on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Billboard 200 charts, this week.

The key takeaway is that plays on paid subscription-based services (such as Apple Music and Amazon Music) or on hybrid paid/ad-supported services (such as Spotify and SoundCloud) will be given more weight in chart calculations than plays on purely ad-supported services (such as YouTube) or on the non-paid tiers of hybrid paid/ad-supported services.


Find Your Music All In One Place With YouTube’s Official Artist Channel

This year, YouTube gradually introduced its Official Artist Channel (OAC) program in an effort to consolidate an artist’s entire body of work into a single channel. An Official Artist Channel merges the artist’s existing owned and operated, Topic, and artist-nameVEVO YouTube channels into a single channel destination with an upgraded layout, using the artist’s owned and operated YouTube channel URL. These channels can be identified on YouTube by a music note icon next to the channel’s display name.