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Ten Minutes with Nakala

Rising singer-songwriter Nakala (Majestic Casual) sings a distinct narrative for every track she releases. Most recently, Nakala’s new single “Undeniable” talks a lot about the undeniable change that was happening around her when she was writing the song. ...

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Polaris Music Prize Reveals This Year’s Long and Short List

The highly esteemed Polaris Music Prize revealed this year’s Long List and Short List. The not-for-profit organization annually honours artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. The distinction is selected by a panel of music critics who ju...

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The Orchard Signs South African Artist Saudi

We are proud to announce that Saudi, globally-recognized GRAMMY-nominated artist and award-winning songwriter has been signed to The Orchard! Representing the Southern Western Township in South Africa (Soweto), Saudi’s unique brand of hip hop has grown an ...

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A Conversation With Creatives On Intersectionality, Identity, and Queerness

In this current climate, it becomes necessary and critical to ally for marginalized communities. This past June, The Orchard hosted two powerful, informative panels to dissect what it means to ally. As the panelists discuss, “ally” is a verb. It’s not some...

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Ten Minutes With: Brendan Benson

In addition to performing for The Orchard way back before office closures were a thought, Brendan Benson sat down with us to discuss his new album Dear Life. From first picking up an acoustic guitar to realizations of mortality, Elvis Costello goals and th...

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Tenille Arts & Tebey Receive Multiple CCMA Award Nominations

The Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) announced their 2020 nominees for the 38th Annual Canadian Country Music Awards. The award show will be filmed throughout August in both Ontario and Nashville to air September 27 on Global TV.   An...

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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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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 2020 Best Practices

It’s the most popular video search engine in the world, the second largest search engine just behind Google (its parent company), and ranks the second most popular social media network. It has reached 1.9 billion monthly registered users and over 2 billio...

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Shazam Your Way Through Your Next Campaign

Shazam has been a staple on smartphones for years. For the best part of the last decade, people have been holding their phones in the air to discover what music was playing and Shazam has been there every step of the way. "Shazaming" has even entered the le...

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Engage Your Fans Through YouTube Poll Cards

It's been a while since YouTube rolled out its Cards feature -- the mobile-friendly evolution of annotations -- which has proved to be a powerful tool to increase engagement and click-through rates. In the past, you could choose between four types of cards:...

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Here’s How You Can Help Artists & Venues During COVID-19

A little over a month ago, we were still making plans to attend shows and album release parties, adding tour dates into our calendar, and making plans with friends and family after work and weekends to support our favorite artists. But all that seems a lit...