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The Orchard Presents: Skylar Stecker

Our newest edition of The Orchard Presents features Skylar Stecker, who graced The Orchard New York office stage to showcase her art. At just 17 years-old, Skylar has certainly proven herself as an independent artist with a distinct creative vision. Her jo...

Honoring John Prine: Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductee

It is songs such as “Sam Stone” and “Hello in There” that have hallmarked two-time GRAMMY winner John Prine’s career. These are some of the first songs he performed and two of the many that led to his 2019 induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. J...

Out Today by The Orchard: Aaron Aye, Hippo Campus & More

This week, we’ve got some big first debuts and first looks. From the rising artist side we have Aaron Aye with his debut album and Cat Clyde with a second release. As for the fan-favorite, alt-indie band Hippo Campus is releasing the original recordings of...

Daddy Yankee’s “Con Calma” Reaches 1 Billion Views

The undoubtedly contagious Latin song of the summer has hit a major milestone, Wednesday, June 12. YouTube confirms “Con Calma” (feat. Snow) by Daddy Yankee has surpassed one billion views on the platform, entering what YouTube calls the “Billion Views Cl...

“It All Starts With The Power of A Song”

The Orchard Co-Founder, Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient and Keynote of The Independent Artist and Songwriter Forum, Richard Gottehrer, reflected on his experiences and predicted the next growth in the music industry at Music Biz 2019 in Nashville, ...

Pride and Purpose with Lucy Spraggan

In June of 1969, riots broke out in the streets of New York City at The Stonewall Inn. Now, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary, over 4 Million people are expected to attend the WorldPride Parade hosted New York City on June 30th. The Parade has been ...

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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...

So You’re Thinking About Advertising on Spotify?

Spotify is based on a”freemium” model — where all users can have free, unlimited access supported by 15 and 30-second ad breaks. Users can opt to pay for a premium account for an ad-free listening experience. The largest number of Spotify’s listeners&n...

Facebook Embraces The Music Community

With 2.23 billion monthly active users, Facebook should be treated as a key platform for social media campaigns in 2019. However, it’s worth noting the demographics on the platform have changed in recent years. In the last 3 years, Facebook’s American teen...

5 Ways To Create The Biggest Impact With Your Next Music Video

A music video is a very important and useful asset to help promote new music. Get the best results and maximize your views with these new features and quick tips to include within your video release strategy. (more…)

The Orchard’s Artists & Labels Earn 14 GRAMMY Awards

The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards, hosted by the Recording Academy, took place in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10th. Highlighting some of the biggest releases from the past year, The Orchard is grateful to have worked with and distributed many of t...

Classical Music Metadata 101: How to Break Down the Most Complex of Metadata

They said to me, “write about anything you like Tom, just keep it light. Mine the veins of your imagination and dredge those grey cells for something enriching and life affirming to impart...” So today, I thought we’d talk about classical music metadata. ...