Posts Tagged: independent music

So Much For The Internet Making Things Easier: Why Every Indie Needs A Ninja


Bill Wilson and Laurens Kusters have a long history in independent music. As a founder of Blackout! Records and a current VP of Digital Strategy at The Music Business Association, Bill alongside I Scream Records founder and manager to Sick Of It All, Laurens, developed a brand new resource — Indie.ninja. The site connects independent labels to… Read more »

Supporting the 3rd Annual AIM Indie Music Awards


We are excited to announce our involvement in this year’s 3rd annual AIM Independent Music Awards, held in London on September 3rd, 2013. As a member of the Association of Independent Music, The Orchard has always appreciated the goals and intentions of AIM to support and represent the independent music sector. We look forward to… Read more »

The Grammys Like Our Independent Fruit


Gather ’round amigos, the nominations for the 2012 Latin Grammys are in! With nearly 50 nominations, Orchard labels were represented across nearly all categories. From Best Album of the Year (Chico Buarque) to Best Tango Album (we had 4 nominees!), and even Best Short Form Music Video (Rakel’s “En El Tiempo”), we’re delighted to join… Read more »

15 Events We Would Never Have Anticipated in 1997


When Richard Gottehrer and Scott Cohen first founded The Orchard back in 1997, they did it because they could see the potential of digital way before its prime — before iTunes, YouTube and Facebook had even launched. In 15 years, the industry has certainly come a long way, and while we pride ourselves in continually… Read more »