In 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees, an idea was concocted, an idea to establish a day dedicated to the unique culture that surrounds record stores. A year later on April 19th, 2008 Record Store Day (RSD) was realized and the celebration now boasts participation from infamous stores across the… Read more »
Ch-Ch-Changes in the Physical Music Retail Landscape
You’ve heard it before: the only constant in life is change. Adapt and survive. Darwinian selection has always been an active force in the music business since the beginning. And those of us who live in NYC and work at The Orchard, see it every day. “The Force” has to be strong if you’re going to… Read more »
Introducing Christopher Cruz, Production Coordinator, Physical Hello! My name is Chris, I am thrilled to have joined the physical production team here at The Orchard. Raised in NYC I attended Fiorello LaGuardia High School and then Cooper Union and F.I.T where I majored and received my bachelor’s degree in Packaging Design and Advertising Marketing communications.
What The #&@$ Do You Do, Bob?!?
Bob Ardrey Director, National Sales Joined The Orchard in July 2008, when The Orchard bought TVT Records As an Orchardite adopted via TVT Records, can you please give us both a short history lesson and tell us what the #&@$ you do?!!? Simplified, TVT was bought by The Orchard seven years ago. I worked for… Read more »
The Holidays Are For Box Sets: Finding the Future Through the Past
“I wish I could have seen The Cure back then,” my friend Xio said to me the other day. “When I was 13 in 1996, my diary was full of crush notes to Robert Smith.” Xio went on to see The Cure a couple of times, and Depeche Mode too. Of course today, both bands have achieved a legendary… Read more »