It’s All Fun & Metal At Wacken Open Air

At the top of August, the 30th anniversary of the legendary metal festival Wacken Open Air took place in Schleswig-Holstein, a village within Wacken, Germany. Wacken is one of the most established metal festivals worldwide with around 85,000 guests, and ov...

The Orchard Presents: La Energía Norteña

Romantic norteño music, a popular style of Mexican music, is a mix of saxophone, accordion and bass that has been notable in the Chihuahua and San Luis Potos states of Mexico for decades. In 2008, Dallas-based group La Energía Norteña was perfecting this g...

Voting Is Now Open for SXSW 2020 PanelPicker

SXSW wants YOU to choose what gets discussed at the 2020 SXSW festival. Their annual PanelPicker is now open through August 23rd. It’s a user-generated proposal platform that fans can vote through to get a significant say in conference programming. Anythin...

20 Years of Frenchkiss Records

For the past 20 years, Frenchkiss Records has been creating an “island of misfits” like no other. Started by Syd Butler in 1999, the NY-based label has seen the rise of digital streaming, the fluctuation of indie-band success, and the extensive growth of a...

Greater Visibility Is Just A Thumbnail Away

Think of Thumbnails as free billboards on YouTube. These visuals allow viewers to see a quick snapshot of your video content as they're browsing on the platform. Once a video is finished uploading, creators can either use an automatically generated thumbna...

Cate Le Bon’s ‘Reward’ Dazzles Among Mercury Prize Nominees

Each year, the Mercury Prize is awarded to a single artist or act for the best album released in the United Kingdom. This year’s shortlist was a compilation of 12 essential albums, including The Orchard’s distributed artist, Cate Le Bon’s, Reward. Rewar...