Tag: the orchard
Music-streaming trends, from A&R to global/local evolution
At today’s Midem conference in Cannes, a pair of afternoon sessions at the event’s ‘Streaming Summit’ focused on some of the evolving trends around the music-streaming world. The first explored the question of...
June 5, 2018
Sandbox Issue 204: INSTAGRA-Merch
Lead: Instagram has over 800m monthly active users and is the preferred social platform for most artists – mainly because Twitter is becoming an ideological cesspit and organic reach (not to mention privacy) on Facebook...
May 21, 2018
Sandbox Issue 200: Pod it like it’s Hot
This week’s lead feature looks at podcasting, and its relevance to labels and artists. With an estimated 484 million podcast listeners worldwide at the end of 2017, can the format help bring back some of the context to...
March 21, 2018
Smart speakers’ impact on music: ‘I don’t think it can be overhyped…’
More than 26m smart speakers were shipped globally in 2017 according to research firm Futuresource, with the Amazon Echo and Google Home ranges proving popular devices. That was the spur for an event hosted by British...
March 21, 2018
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