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A Guide To GRAMMY Submissions (Updating) 

The Recording Academy has updated their submissions process for the 65th Annual GRAMMY® Awards. Perhaps the most noteworthy update is the introduction of a price-per-entry structure. The new model is to encourage entrants to “consider the value of each ent...

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Out Today by The Orchard: Adwaith, Richie Quake, Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

Check out new releases distributed by The Orchard, featuring brand new albums from Adwaith, Richie Quake, and Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein. Adwaith - Bato Mato (Libertino Records)   Post-punk band Adwaith, consisting of members Hollie...

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How To Integrate Your Music Into The Facebook Platform

With roughly 2.89 billion monthly active users as of the second quarter of 2021, Facebook is the biggest social network worldwide. That’s an increase of 12% year-over-year from September 2019. Facebook reaches 59% of the world’s social networking populatio...

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A Look Into Guámpara Music: Cuba’s First Independent Urban Music Label

Guámpara Music is the first independent urban music label in Cuba, founded in 2015 by Isnay Rodríguez, who is better known by his alias DJ Jigüe. Drawing inspiration from his Afro-Cuban heritage, Rodríguez wanted to make music that was connected to his...

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A Global Community Like No Other

Beyond geography, language, heritage, religion, there’s another community with a culture of its own and that’s the LGBTQIA+ community. Bonded by a collective rebellion of gender norms and stereotypes, the queer community value fearless authenticity and are...

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Moving Forward Following the Overturn of Roe v. Wade

In an ever evolving industry, The Orchard is always looking forward. We’re seeking the best technology, the best music, the next trends, the most efficient means of distribution and the optimal ways to reach more fans globally.  Today, the United S...

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YouTube Copyright Claims

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...

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YouTube 2022 Best Practices

With nearly 300 hours of new video content uploaded to YouTube every minute, more creators are joining the platform to share ideas, make a living, and to establish a sense of global community. As our world rapidly changes and adapts to new times, YouTub...

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2022 Instagram Best Practices

With over 1 billion monthly active users, Instagram holds its place as one of the largest social media platforms in the world. With an ever-growing user base, Instagram continues to expand their offerings. What started as a photo-sharing app has grown into...

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Frequently Asked Questions: YouTube Copyright Strikes

Copyright is serious business. As with any platform hosting user-generated content, YouTube provides content owners with a few tools to protect their intellectual property. One such tool is the ability to file a Copyright Takedown, allowing owners to remov...

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5 Artists You Should Know: Japan

Japan is the world’s second-largest recorded music market, according to IFPI data. Japan’s music market is unique because, even in the streaming era, over two-thirds of their music revenue derives from physical sales. Japan’s robust physical market will al...

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2021 YouTube Best Practices

As in-person quickly shifted to online in 2020, the importance of video and overall need for human interaction rose. It’s no secret how important YouTube is during these unprecedented times. From live news updates to concerts in the comfort of your living ...