The Orchard

  1. Richard Gottehrer on Songwriting, Receiving SESAC’s Visionary Award

    May 02, 2014 3:42 PM EDT There may be no person better suited for this year’s SESAC Visionary Award then Richard Gotterher whose bona fides over the past five decades seem almost Forrest-Gump-like in both scope and importance. The songwriter, producer, manager and digi ...

  2. The Orchard Acquires BalconyTV (Exclusive)

    March 06, 2014 12:45 PM EST The Orchard today announced it has acquired BalconyTV, a global music channel featuring artists playing on balconies from across the globe. Past performers on BalconyTV include such artists as Mumford and Sons, Edward Sharpe, Ed Sheeran, Jessie J ...

  3. Merlin's CEO Charles Caldas on Indies, Streaming and the Market Share Issue (Op-Ed)

    February 12, 2014 9:00 AM EST Charles Caldas is the CEO of Merlin , a global rights licensing organization referred to as "the fourth major label" which serves a wide swath of independent labels. Caldas and Merlin were recently recognized as one of Billboard's I ...

  4. The Orchard Serves Up Multi-Channel Network with a Side of BACON (From the Magazine)

    October 11, 2013 8:00 AM EDT The Orchard, a company that started 16 years ago as an independent record distribution shop on Orchard Street in New York, announced on Oct. 10 it has formed a YouTube multi-channel network, or MCN, with more than 1,000 channels across the g ...

  5. Rara.com With BMW Launches European In-Car Streaming Service

    May 22, 2013 2:30 PM EDT The next generation of in-car music entertainment has moved up a gear following the announcement that U.K.-based music streaming service rara.com has partnered with BMW to launch what is billed as the first direct-to-car music streaming service ...

  6. Backbeat: The Orchard Rocks Villa Party At MIDEM

    January 27, 2013 8:11 AM EST In what has become a MIDEM tradition, The Orchard held its annual reception at the Villa D’Estelle in Cannes Saturday night to officially kick off three nights of festivities. This year’s party was perhaps the most packed yet, with music label, p ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Backbeat: Orchard's Jason Pascal, Rhapsody's Adam Parness On 'B.S.-Free' Ent. & Tech Law Conference

    November 10, 2011 3:01 PM EST Up in the clouds: Former attorney at The Orchard, Nari L. Roye (left); Jason Pascal, associate general counsel at The Orchard (right). (Photo: Brad Jacobson) Music lawyers, distributors and publishers alike appreciate conferences that aren't, ...

  9. NARM's Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Series Heads To The Cloud

    November 04, 2011 4:41 PM EDT The National Association of Recording Merchandisers, the music business trade association, presented its latest Entertainment & Technology Law Conference on Thursday in New York City. Part of an ongoing series that encourages dialogue between ...

  10. Business Matters: The Orchard Branches Out to Action Sports Video

    October 28, 2011 6:20 PM EDT The Orchard Branches Out Into Action Sports Video -- Digital distributor The Orchard has branched out into sports by creating an Action Sports & Lifestyle Film Distribution division. The new division, reported to be launching next week, will b ...

  11. Music Companies: History Shows That a Successful IPO Does Not Guarantee a Good Investment

    June 15, 2011 12:12 PM EDT Today's IPO of Internet radio company Pandora is sure to put even more of a spotlight on digital music. The company raised its IPO price to $16 - it was originally slated to go between $9 and $11 - and it added another 1 million shares to the ...

  12. Business Matters: The Orchard Reaches Profitability

    April 11, 2011 5:51 PM EDT The Orchard Is (Financially) Fertile -- Digital distributor The Orchard is now profitable and grew revenues 14.7% in 2010, according to information the company shared with Billboard. "We had a profitable Q4 and we expect to remain profitable, ...

  13. @MIDEM 2011: Social Games Are Serious Business -- But Can Others Follow Past Successes?

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST CANNES, France -- There are plenty of individual examples of artists who have experimented successfully with social games. But is there a model here that all artists can follow? Or is it like the mobile app space -- something a handful of artist h ...

  14. Business Matters: Jack White, DDEX, Spotify and more

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Jack White On Limited Edition Vinyl -- Jack White’s Third Man Records releases limited edition vinyl. Some pieces of vinyl end up on eBay and can sell for hundreds of dollars. So, Third Man recent ...

  15. Dimensional Completes Acquisition of The Orchard

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dimensional Associates announced on Thursday the completion of its acquisition of digital distributor The Orchard. The company entered into a merger agreement with Dimensional on March 16. At the time, Dimensional owned 42% of The Orchard's c ...

  16. Publishing Briefs: BMG, EMI, SESAC, NMPA, Taylor Swift and More.

    May 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - BMG Rights Management has launched a joint venture with veteran music industry executives Steve Backer and Michael to create One Haven Music Publishing, LLC. Backer’s background includes stints at Epic Records, Giant/Warner Brothers Records, EMI ...

  17. Case Study: Digital and Physical Pricing Strategies

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One of the industry’s biggest challenges right now is this: Figuring out the products and prices that offer a level of value that resonates with buyers. Case in point - Scott Cohen, manager of The Ravonettes (and co-founder and International VP at ...

  18. Opinion: Devo Scores With Song Study

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new interactive site from Devo is one of the most unique and progressive promotions I've seen from a major label. With Song Study , in which listeners choose which songs will make the band’s next album, Warners Bros. Records and Devo have a ...

  19. The Orchard Posts Record Revenue in Fourth Quarter

    March 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Digital distributor The Orchard reported a 9% increase in revenue in 2009, but a $14.1 million impairment of goodwill in the third quarter left the company with a loss of $17.8 million. Without the impairment, net loss would have been $3.7 million ...

  20. Dada Flips Switch On Hybrid Subscription Service

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mobile entertainment service provider Dada Entertainment is today launched a hybrid web-mobile music subscription service called Play.me . The Web-based service operates much like any other music subscription service, offering unlimited streaming ...

  21. Business Matters: Doug Morris, Rhapsody, EMI, The Beatles

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- According to BusinessWeek.com, Doug Morris, CEO of Universal Music Group, is "quietly making plans to bring in a successor" - Lucian ...

  22. Ex-Orchard CEO Greg Scholl Joins NBC Universal

    October 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT NBC Local Media has create a new top management structure. Greg Scholl has joined the NBC Universal local media division in the newly created position of president, local media platforms. Scholl’s first day will be Nov. 2, reporting to John Wallac ...

  23. Blog Network MOG To Add New Web Site Services

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Music-focused blog network MOG expects to add a music streaming, download and Internet radio service to its site by Thanksgiving, according to a company announcement. Dubbed MOG All Access, the music service will be fully Web-based and cost $5 per ...

  24. Briefs: Twitter, Tapulous, Napster, Green Day

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Twitter is responding to complaints from many celebrities in the sport and entertainment worlds about imposters using their name to start a Twitter account. The company said it will introduced a Verified Accounts program that will authenticate ...

  25. The Orchard Within Stones Throw Of Profitability In Q4

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After getting within sight of profitability, a misstep resulted in a Q4 loss of $306,000 for digital services company The Orchard, the company reported in its Q4 and fiscal 2008 earnings report on Wednesday. Pro-forma revenues for Q4, which accoun ...

  26. The Orchard Branches Further Into Japan

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Digital music distributor The Orchard has formed an alliance with Japan's principal independent music company, Avex, which is a key shareholder in Japanese mobile content joint venture, Label Mobile. The news was announced today (Jan. 19) on ...

  27. Orchard Inks Key Regional Mexican Labels

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Digital distributor The Orchard has signed up two key labels in the regional Mexican genre. Cintas Acuario, home to early recordings from Jenni Rivera, Lupillo Rivera, Valentin Elizalde, Chalino Sanchez and El Chapo de Sinaloa, has joined The Orch ...

  28. European Labels Back Streaming Service Spotify

    October 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New music streaming service Spotify launched today in Europe with the support of all four major labels, as well as independent rights body Merlin and independent digital music distributor The Orchard. The service is available in the United Kingdom ...

  29. Pitbull Goes 'Crazy' With Lil' Jon

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cuban American rapper Pitbull is readying to release a new single and video, "Crazy," featuring friend Lil' Jon. The track will be released by The Orchard, which purchased the assets of Pitbulls' original label, TVT Records, wh ...

  30. The Orchard Adds To Exec Team

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Indie digital aggregator The Orchard unveiled key promotions and new hires. Former VP of global licensing and operations Brad Navin is now executive VP and GM of the company. Dan Pifer, formerly VP of operations and technology, is now executive VP ...

  31. Wu-Tang Latino To Distribute Download Cards For New Comp

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Wu-Tang Latino will promote its first compilation, “Wu Latino Presenta La Familia,” with 200,000 free download cards distributed at college campuses. The Latin urban label is partnering with digital distributor The Orchard to make the album availa ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Digital Briefs: SendMe, EMI, Myxer, Muze

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST —Direct-to-consumer mobile content retailer SendMe has added EMI Music Group to its roster of label with which it has music licensing deals. The company can now sell ringtones from the EMI catalog. Earlier this month, SendMe finalized agreements w ...

  34. Sprint Grabs Joan Sebastian Exclusive

    October 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Regional Mexican star Joan Sebastian's new album, "No Es De Madera," will launch exclusively on Sprint a week ahead of its physical release. Few details were available as of press time, but "No Es De Madera" will be availa ...

  35. Digital Bits: INgrooves, Virgin Mobile, Groove Mobile, The Orchard

    October 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mobile music distributor and "label" INgrooves partnered with technology provider Emdigo for a new set of 3D artist-based wallpaper images called "Music Screensavers. The next-gen wallpaper images feature animated images of various ...

  36. Slacker Inks Deals With Majors, Indies

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Slacker personal radio service has struck licensing deals with EMI Music, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group, adding their catalog to an existing deal with Sony BMG. The company also added several indie label deals, including Beggars Gro ...

  37. UMG Licenses Music Catalog To Ringboxx

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is licensing its music catalog to the Ringboxx Home Phone Tunes service. The Ringboxx device is basically a caller ID box users can connect to their home telephone lines, which will also play music in place of the standard ri ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. The Orchard Launches Online Licensing Tool

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Digital distributor The Orchard has added an online synch-licensing tool to its Web site, designed to let music supervisors find and immediately purchase rights to The Orchard's catalogue. MusicIP is powering the service, called Trackdown. Co ...

  40. Dimensional Sells Publishing Unit

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dimensional Associates, a division of JDS Capital Management, has sold its music publishing unit, Billboard.biz has learned. Steve McMellon, backed by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, will run the publisher. McMellon was the head of business af ...

  41. Orchard Expands

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Independent-focused digital distributor The Orchard has opened an LA office, to be run by music supervisor and production executive Christopher Covert. Covert previously served as music supervisor for such movies as "Super Troopers," and ...

  42. Former Spiralfrog Execs Launch Ad Consulting Group

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two former executives from the Spiralfrog ad-supported music service have launched an advertising consulting group focused on digital media opportunities. The company, Rebel Digital, was created by former Spiralfrog CEO Robin Kent and chief sales ...

  43. Last.FM Quietly Unveils Subscription

    April 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-based social networking and Internet radio service Last.fm recently soft-launched a subscription service, according to Wired.com . The ad-free subscription service costs $3/month and offers more interactivity. A "full-fledged" subs ...

  44. The Orchard Teams With Hip Digital

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Orchard has partnered with Hip Digital Media, a business-to-business digital technology provider, in a deal that will open the Orchard's catalogue to promotions for third party clients. The business-to-business provider will supply front ...

  45. Last.fm Boosts Catalog

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music-based social networking and Internet radio service Last.fm has increased its music catalog through a deal with The Orchard, a digital distributor of independent music. The deal brings about a million new licensed tracks to the popular servic ...

  46. The Orchard, Pringles Serve Up Mobile Promotion

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Digital distributor and marketing firm The Orchard has struck a deal with Pringles for a mobile music promotion. For three months, Pringles will conduct a nationwide campaign offering a choice of two master ringtone downloads via a code printed on ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. The Orchard Grows Business In China With top100.cn

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal includes artists such as Coldplay, Ray Charles. The quantity of international music available to the vast Chinese market has received a boost following a deal between New York-based The Orchard and top100.cn, one of China’s leading legal digi ...

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