Tag: the orchard
AI creating music: can we learn to love the algorithms?
Are the new wave of artificial-intelligence startups here to eat musicians’ lunch, or to help them become even more creative? A panel run by Music Ally at the by:Larm conference in Oslo today explored the sometimes-sensitive...
March 1, 2018
Despite Trump: ‘There are no walls that can stop Latin music…’
The most pointed quote of the second day of Music Biz and Music Ally’s NY:LON Connect conference in New York came from Jesús López, chairman and CEO of Universal Music Latin America and Iberian Peninsula. He used...
January 24, 2018
Scott Cohen: ‘The music industry isn’t broken. It never was’ (#SlushMusic)
Attendees at the Slush Music conference in Helsinki this morning may have turned up expecting to hear The Orchard co-founder Scott Cohen telling them why the music industry is broken, and how he's going to fix it. That was,...
November 29, 2017
Ducktails albums pulled from several streaming services
Several albums by Ducktails – the project for American independent musician Matt Mondanile, formerly of Real Estate – have been pulled from streaming services. Pitchfork claimed that distributor The Orchard was responsible...
November 1, 2017
Music data and analytics: digging below the surface trends
Every music company in 2017 is facing the challenge of making sense of a torrent of data from streaming services and social networks, among other sources. How to make the most of it? A panel at Music Ally’s Sandbox Summit...
October 11, 2017
The Orchard ramps up in Japan with latest hire
Digital distributor The Orchard has signalled its intentions in Japan by creating a new position of Director, Japan, and recruiting industry veteran Ken Seki to fill it. Seki joins after 25 years working for companies...
August 10, 2017
Messaging, bots and AI’s music evolution in 2017 (#midem)
Hundreds of thousands of music fans are already interacting with their favourite artists through bots on messaging apps like Facebook Messenger. So how might this trend develop in 2017 and beyond? A panel at Midem today...
June 8, 2017
Digital music marketing trends and best practices (#midem)
2017 is an exciting time for digital music marketing, with a range of technologies and platforms to use. A pair of sessions at Midem this morning explored the potential. After an introduction from Music Ally’s head of...
June 8, 2017
Distributors talk music streaming: ADA, The Orchard and more (#midem)
The rise of grime in the UK, with many of its prominent artists choosing to release through digital distributors rather than seek traditional label deals, has been a potent reminder of the potential of distributors – especially...
June 6, 2017
Sandbox 166: LP RIP
Lead: The album used to be the centre of gravity for both artist contracts and marketing campaigns. As consumption changes and tilts more towards the single, how do we need to rethink marketing? We look at why the album...
June 1, 2017
The Orchard buys Finetunes and Phonofile… but Merlin protests
Digital distributor The Orchard has acquired two of its rivals: European firm Finetunes and Nordic company Phonofile, in the latest bout of consolidation in the music-distribution space. The latter two companies had merged...
May 4, 2017
Indie labels talk tech: startups, bots, virtual reality and more
Messaging bots, virtual reality and other whizzy new technologies have potential for the music industry, but how will that play out for independent labels and artists, who rarely have large R&D budgets? That was the key...
April 27, 2017