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It’s All Fun & Metal At Wacken Open Air

At the top of August, the 30th anniversary of the legendary metal festival Wacken Open Air took place in Schleswig-Holstein, a village within Wacken, Germany. Wacken is one of the most established metal festivals worldwide with around 85,000 guests, and ov...

Out Today by The Orchard; Killswitch Engage, Lillie Mae & More

We’re back and rounding out your summer playlists with the latest from The Orchard. These new releases are here to help you get through the final days of summer, no matter how you spend them. Killswitch Engage -  Atonement (Metal Blade Records) ...

The Orchard Presents: La Energía Norteña

Romantic norteño music, a popular style of Mexican music, is a mix of saxophone, accordion and bass that has been notable in the Chihuahua and San Luis Potos states of Mexico for decades. In 2008, Dallas-based group La Energía Norteña was perfecting this g...

Out Today by The Orchard: Dirty Heads, Olivia Lane & More

Welcome back to yet another week’s peek at the latest releases from The Orchard. These releases are packed with musical greatness from the western hemisphere, spreading beyond. Take a listen and enjoy: Dirty Heads - Super Moon - Five Seven Music What...

Voting Is Now Open for SXSW 2020 PanelPicker

SXSW wants YOU to choose what gets discussed at the 2020 SXSW festival. Their annual PanelPicker is now open through August 23rd. It’s a user-generated proposal platform that fans can vote through to get a significant say in conference programming. Anythin...

Øya Fest Underway In Oslo

Before the Summer drifts away, Norway’s live music scene springs into action and brings the heat. This week marks Øyafestivalen in Tøyen Park, Oslo, featuring major international artists, local acts and tastemakers. For four days (6 August - 10 August) Osl...

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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...

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. ...

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...

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...

Keep It Interesting: Marketing With Instagram In 2019

As marketers in the age of social media you often have to ask, “am I using Instagram to its best abilities?” With frequent changes, are there new tools you could have overlooked? With upwards of 1 billion monthly users on the third most popular ...