The Orchard

  1. Ra Ra Riot Return to Syracuse University to Teach Classes They Once Took

    November 26, 2012 6:20 PM EST Ra Ra Riot performs at Syracuse University's famed Setnor Auditorium at the conclusion of the band's week-long residency at their alma mater. (Photo: Michael Barletta/MediaWorks) (Disclosure: Ulf Oesterle, the author of this article, is ...

  2. The Orchard's Richard Gottehrer on CMJ's New Music Industry Panel: 'The Business Is An Amalgam of Different Revenue Streams'

    October 21, 2012 11:15 AM EDT CMJ Panel Action Shot: The "Seasoned Experience Implemented in New Music Industry" panel (from left): The Orchard's Richard Gotterher; moderator Robert Singerman; Mom + Pop's Michael Goldstone. (Photo: Chris Palermino) The latt ...

  3. Exclusive: The Orchard Names Colleen Theis Chief Operating Officer; Announces Lonestar Signing

    August 06, 2012 3:00 PM EDT The Orchard, an independent music and video distribution company operating in more than 20 global markets, has announced the appointment of Colleen Theis as Chief Operating Officer. Theis, who previously worked as Managing Director of UK & Eur ...

  4. Exclusive: The Orchard Acquires IRIS Distribution

    May 09, 2012 11:30 PM EDT The Orchard has acquired fellow digital distributor IRIS Distribution, bringing further consolidation to the digital distribution marketplace, according to an email apparently addressed to IRIS-distributed labels from that company's co-founde ...

  5. Exclusive: Frenchkiss Label Group Announces First Distributed Labels: ATP, White Iris, Underwater Peoples, More

    May 09, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Frenchkiss, which announced the formation of the Frenchkiss Label Group earlier this year, has announced the first nine labels joining the fold: ATP Recordings, Cavity Search, Cult, God Mode, Holiday Friends, JAXART, Pendu Sound, Underwater People ...

  6. Layoffs at The Orchard Following Ioda Merger

    March 27, 2012 3:26 PM EDT Digital distributors the Orchard has laid off employees just three weeks after its merger with the Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA). According sources with knowledge of the layoffs, ten people from the IODA side of the business were ...

  7. Exclusive: Frenchkiss Leaves RED, Takes Physical Distribution to Orchard

    December 08, 2011 2:10 PM EST Frenchkiss Records, the independent label founded by Les Savy Fav bassist Syd Butler, told Billboard.biz that they have left Sony distribution arm RED in favor of diving in 100% with digital-leaning outlet the Orchard. The label has worked with bo ...

  8. Robbie Mackey: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Robbie Mackey Director, Interactive Marketing, The Orchard At the Orchard, Robbie Mackey, 28, has been key to the company's initiatives in social media, direct-to-fan sales and marketing, and social and search advertising. He and his team hav ...

  9. Billboard DIY Q&A: Nick Gordon, VP of Client Services at the Orchard

    June 15, 2011 12:33 PM EDT Nick Gordon is the Vice President of Client Services at digital distribution and marketing company the Orchard, which works with artists, managers, and labels to create digital strategies that include social media, sync placement, and more. Their ...

  10. The Orchard Closes 2010 With New Artist, Label Signings

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital distributor the Orchard has announced a spate of new artist and label signings to close out the year, including deals with Ryan Adams and Joss Stone. The Orchard will also release albums by country artist Big Kenny and alt-rockers Buffalo ...

  11. @MIDEM: Stein, Gottehrer Revive Blue Horizon

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Industry vets Seymour Stein and Richard Gottehrer were reunited at the MIDEM conference in Cannes, where they announced the revival of the Blue Horizon label. The pair behind Blue Horizon's U.S. label partner, Sire Records, has decided to rev ...

  12. Business Matters: Vivendi, MySpace Music, Mojo Nixon

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- The CEO of Vivendi , the parent company of Universal Music Group , says the UK should follow France's lead and pass legislation to disconn ...

  13. Briefs: The Orchard, Verizon Wireless, Google

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Distributor the Orchard has announced a pan-European marketing and physical distribution deal with German CD distributor Intergroove. Under the deal, Intergroove will handle the physical distribution of select Orchard European front line and ca ...

  14. The Orchard Signs Up For China's iMusic Service

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard has entered into an agreement with Chinese mobile services provider ZTEMT to program the English language genre sections of China Telecom's updated iMusic service. The digital music service will re-launch in September and the Orch ...

  15. Sire Founders Reunited For 'In The City'

    August 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sire Records founders Seymour Stein and Richard Gottehrer will be among the keynote speakers at the U.K.'s In The City music conference, which is held in Manchester on Oct. 5-7. Gottehrer is also co-founder/chairman of digital aggregator The ...

  16. Orchard Taps Caroline Exec Bull

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard has hired Caroline distribution executive Michael Bull as GM, to oversee TVT Distribution. Bull will be based in New York and will report to the Brad Navin, executive VP and GM of the company. He starts Sept. 1. The announcement comes ...

  17. Orchard Links With Sony/ATV

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Digital aggregator The Orchard has added marketing and digital distribution rights for all master recordings from Sony/ATV Music Publishing for international markets outside the U.S. This includes digital distribution to online retailers, as well ...

  18. AmieStreet Links With The Orchard

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pioneering variable pricing digital music service AmieStreet scored a big win today with the addition of The Orchard as a content provider. The service, which begins selling tracks for no-cost and then raises the price as more users buy it, has be ...

  19. The Orchard Wins TVT Bankruptcy Auction

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard will buy TVT Records as the winning bidder in the Chapter 11 auction, held yesterday (June 19) in New York. Although terms of the deal were not disclosed, sources say that the Orchard will pay $6.05 million, with the acquisition expect ...

  20. RoyaltyShare Launches New Distro Service

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST RoyaltyShare introduced a Web-based digital music distribution and management service at MIDEM designed to compete with digital distributors like The Orchard and IODA. The system is targeted at smaller independent record labels and DIY artists loo ...

  21. Orchard, Sellaband Team For Marketing, Distribution

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Digital music aggregator the Orchard has struck an exclusive worldwide deal with Sellaband. Amsterdam-based Sellaband is the online music company which encourages the public to invest in unsigned artists, toward a goal of $50,000. The Orchard will ...

  22. Orchard, DMGI Complete Merger

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Online music aggregator the Orchard Enterprises Inc. has completed its merger with Digital Music Group Inc., and the combined company today begins trading on the Nasdaq under the symbol "ORCD." The enlarged business is operated under the ...

  23. The Orchard, PassAlong Boost Offerings

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Several independent labels and artists are finding their way online in new ways thanks to a pair of deals from The Orchard and PassAlong Networks. The Orchard added digital distribution deals with Reader's Digest Music, MC Records and Giganti ...

  24. Digital Music Group, The Orchard Agree To Merge

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Digital Music Group Inc. and The Orchard have agreed to merge, creating an interesting mix of content ownership and distribution across both video and music assets. The combined business will retain Digital Music's Nasdaq listing and change i ...

  25. The Orchard Sues LTDnetwork

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard has sued LTDnetwork for non-payment of an invoice for music delivered by the music content provider. The complaint, filed May 16 in the Supreme Court in New York, alleges that the Orchard entered a license agreement with the Qtrax ad-s ...

  26. Sanctuary, The Orchard Pact

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST British music company Sanctuary Group plc and The Orchard have formed a marketing relationship, in which The Orchard will support both new releases and catalogue titles in markets outside of North America and the UK. The Orchard will promote Sanct ...

  27. The Orchard Continues Expansion Into Latin Markets

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company signs deals in Spain and Portugal. Continuing its expansion into Latin music territory, The Orchard has signed more than a dozen digital marketing and distribution agreements with labels in Spain and Portugal. These include Spain's 18 ...

  28. The Orchard Continues Expansion Into Latin Markets

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company signs deals in Spain and Portugal. Continuing its expansion into Latin music territory, The Orchard has signed more than a dozen digital marketing and distribution agreements with labels in Spain and Portugal. These include Spain's 18 ...

  29. The Orchard, ICG Ink Admin Deal

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Impacts publishers signed up with Orchard Music Services. The Orchard has signed a deal with Nashville-based Integrated Copyright Group to handle publishing administration for publishers who have signed up with Orchard Music Services. “Publishers ...

  30. The Orchard Pacts With Turkish Trade Body

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Digital distibutor to market 72,000 digitized tracks. Mu-Yap, Turkey’s music-industry trade body and the local IFPI affiliate, has appointed U.S.-based international distributor The Orchard to market its catalog of 72,000 digitized tracks to digit ...

  31. The Orchard Adds Nettwerk To Roster

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Co. will serve as distributor's partner for Canada. Digital distribution company The Orchard has added Canadian label and management company Nettwerk Music Group to its client roster. Under the agreement, The Orchard will distribute and marke ...

  32. The Orchard Launches New Licensing Program

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Helps get music into films, TV, ads, videogames, more. Independent music distribution firm The Orchard introduced a new licensing program designed to help artists and labels get their music into films, TV shows, advertising, videogames and other v ...

  33. The Orchard Launches Video Service

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will market to services including iTunes. The Orchard, the online independent music distributor and marketer, has launched a new digital video distribution service. In addition to the videos from the labels which the Orchard represents, additional ...

  34. The Orchard Signs Overseas Indies

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Further focuses on Latin marketplace. Indie digital distributor the Orchard has inked deals with several independent labels in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Catalog belonging to MCD Records, Music Brokers, Discos CNR, Circo Beat and La Oreja -- inc ...

  35. The Orchard Signs Overseas Indies

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Further focuses on Latin marketplace. Indie digital distributor the Orchard has inked deals with several independent labels in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Catalog belonging to MCD Records, Music Brokers, Discos CNR, Circo Beat and La Oreja -- inc ...

  36. The Orchard, Shanachie Shake On Exclusive Deal

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Deal covers worldwide distribution, marketing. The Orchard has inked an exclusive worldwide digital distribution and marketing deal with Shanachie Entertainment, Billboard has learned. The Orchard will distribute Shanachie’s catalog through online ...

  37. Orchard Signs 11 Labels To Distrib Deals

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard has inked distribution and marketing deals with 11 independent labels: Amphetamine Reptile, Laugh, Crash Music, Invisible, Tomato Records, Universal Egg, Pirate Entertainment, Amulet Recor The Orchard has inked distribution and marketi ...

  38. Orchard Signs 11 Labels To Distrib Deals

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard has inked distribution and marketing deals with 11 independent labels: Amphetamine Reptile, Laugh, Crash Music, Invisible, Tomato Records, Universal Egg, Pirate Entertainment, Amulet Recor The Orchard has inked distribution and marketi ...

  39. Orchard Links With 24/7 MusicShop

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard has inked a distribution deal with 24/7 MusicShop, a European B2B digital-music service working with Cable & Wireless. The Orchard has inked a distribution deal with 24/7 MusicShop, a European B2B digital-music service working ...

  40. Orchard Helps Drive Sales At iTunes

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard reports that a monthlong exclusivity deal it inked with the iTunes Music Store for a 1999 EP by Coldplay helped push the release to the top of the iTunes album chart last month. The Orchard reports that a monthlong exclusivity deal it ...

  41. The Orchard Taps Into Australia's BigPond

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's largest online music site BigPond Music has struck an agreement to digitally distribute content from the Orchard, the New York-based digital and physical distributor of non-major-label mus Australia's largest online music sit ...

  42. The Orchard Taps Into Australia's BigPond

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's largest online music site BigPond Music has struck an agreement to digitally distribute content from the Orchard, the New York-based digital and physical distributor of non-major-label mus Australia's largest online music sit ...

  43. The Orchard Goes Greek

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard has inked worldwide digital-distribution deals with popular Greek music labels Protasis, FM Records, Poeta Negra, Ntrop Records, Revoe Records, Monom Records, Pop Art Records and Kathrefti The Orchard has inked worldwide digital-distri ...

  44. The Orchard Goes Greek

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard has inked worldwide digital-distribution deals with popular Greek music labels Protasis, FM Records, Poeta Negra, Ntrop Records, Revoe Records, Monom Records, Pop Art Records and Kathrefti The Orchard has inked worldwide digital-distri ...

  45. The Orchard Goes Greek

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard has inked worldwide digital-distribution deals with popular Greek music labels Protasis, FM Records, Poeta Negra, Ntrop Records, Revoe Records, Monom Records, Pop Art Records and Kathrefti The Orchard has inked worldwide digital-distri ...

  46. The Orchard Blooms In Japan

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Digital distributor sets up shop in Tokyo. Independent music distributor the Orchard is launching a subsidiary in Japan, Billboard.biz has learned. The unit will be helmed by Hiroaki Watanabe, who retains his post as CEO of Japanese digital-music ...

  47. The Orchard, Toolshed Form Promotional Ties

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Independent music distributor the Orchard has forged a marketing and promotion partnership with Toolshed Inc., a digital marketing and licensing service provider focused on independent music. Independent music distributor the Orchard has forged a ...

  48. The Orchard, Toolshed Form Promotional Ties

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Independent music distributor the Orchard has forged a marketing and promotion partnership with Toolshed Inc., a digital marketing and licensing service provider focused on independent music. Independent music distributor the Orchard has forged a ...

  49. McGuinn Inks Digital Deal With Orchard

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Independent music distributor the Orchard has announced an exclusive digital distribution and promotion partnership with Roger McGuinn. Independent music distributor the Orchard has announced an exclusive digital distribution and promotion partner ...

  50. McGuinn Inks Digital Deal With Orchard

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Independent music distributor the Orchard has announced an exclusive digital distribution and promotion partnership with Roger McGuinn. Independent music distributor the Orchard has announced an exclusive digital distribution and promotion partner ...