Welcome, Derek!

Derek AndersonIntroducing, Derek Anderson, Label Manager

Hi everyone, my name is Derek Anderson and I’m beyond excited to be joining the Label Management team here at The Orchard. Originally from Weston, CT and having spent the last 7 years living in various parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan, I’ve just relocated to Nashville, TN with my wife Rachel. We welcomed our new baby boy into the world this January. Prior to joining The Orchard, I had the pleasure of working with many of you while on the Label Management team at RED Distribution and I more recently spent the last two years with Kobalt Music working in the Client Management department of their AWAL platform.


The Orchard Lifts Bart Layton’s “American Animals” From Sundance 2018

The Orchard’s film phenoms stormed into Sundance once again this January, teaming up with MoviePass Ventures to capture the North American rights to Bart Layton’s American Animals. The film premiered in the competitive Sundance landscape and received rave reviews from Variety, Deadline, The Hollywood Reporter and more.

American Animals is based on the true story of an attempt made by four young men to steal a collection of rare books from Kentucky’s Transylvania University library. However, this is not your normal heist flick, as the film’s layers explore ideas about truth, memory and personal meaning. Combining aspects of documentary and fiction, Finnouala Halligan of Screen Daily called the film “a potential Point Break or Fight Club of its generation.”


Keep It Positive With YouTube Comment Controls

For its over 1 billion monthly active users, YouTube is a fun and engaging place for entertainment, education, and forming communities of mutual interest. But there is a dark region of the popular website that veteran users know to avoid at all costs…

…the comments section.

The comments section of YouTube can be an intimidating place to venture for content creators and is notorious for being a dumpster full of rude and disparaging conversation from hostile visitors and trolls. Fortunately, YouTube has taken users’ requests seriously and implemented tools to let partners dictate the terms of discussion within their channel space.


The Orchard’s Artists Earn 10 Grammy Awards, The Most In Our History

NYC was in tip-top shape last night as people all over the city walked the streets dressed to the nines in the spirit of “music’s biggest night,” which took place at the legendary Madison Square Garden. The Orchard also followed suit, raising glasses with our labels and artists in honor of our nominees and winners. When all was said and done, The Orchard’s artists took home 10 Grammy Awards, the most in our company’s history. We congratulate our nominees and winners, we are incredibly fortunate to work with you everyday.


Out Today by The Orchard: Waterparks, BPM & More

Well people, it’s officially Grammys weekend in NYC. Did you know that this year’s Grammy Awards were moved up to accommodate for the Winter Olympics? That’s right, if you think back, you’ll remember that last year’s ceremony was on February 12th. I kinda like it this way, it makes 2017 feel more recent before the 2018 releases start pouring in. Speaking of 2018 releases, the year’s first big records are beginning to emerge, especially here at The Orchard. Let’s take a look at what we have #OutToday.

If the name Waterparks rings a bell, you may remember them from their momentous Best Breakthrough Artist win at the 2017 AP Music Awards. The pop-punk band’s debut LP Entertainment drops today and this thing lives up to the hype. (more…)