The Orchard Family Takes Home Five Libera Awards
After another exciting installment of A2IM’s Indie Week, The Orchard ended on a high note as label partners took five wins at the 2018 Libera Awards. In addition, wonderful performances by Aimee Mann, Raul Midon as well as tributes to Miss Sharon Jones and “The Screaming Eagle Of Soul” Charles Bradley made the 2018 Liberas a magical night. Let’s take a look at a few artists and labels that took home gold.
The Orchard is honored to have worked alongside three winners in this year’s genre-specific album categories. First off, after taking the stage during her exceptional performance, Aimee Mann earned the trophy for Best American Roots & Folk Album for masterful LP Mental Illness. Jason Isbell won the gold in the Best Country/American Album category for The Nashville Sound, an album that also garnered two Grammy Awards earlier this year. Finally, the ever-shining Sharon Jones and her backing band The Dap Kings won the Best R&B Album for the outstanding Soul Of A Woman. The Dap Kings also joined Saundra Williams on stage during a beautiful tribute to Sharon. (more…)
Out Today by The Orchard: IAMDDB, Priscilla Renea & More
Howdy music fans! We have a flood of new music for you on this fine Friday. Today’s releases bring you some girl power as all three records come from three strong, fierce women. First, fall in love with IAMDDB and her latest release. Next, find yourself in Priscilla Renea‘s roots-inspired soul-pop album. Then Lera Lynn returns with a new release that speaks on the power of collaboration. Check out this collection of the freshest albums, all Out Today! (more…)
Reshaping The Future of Film at Cannes Film Festival
This year’s Cannes Film Festival has now come and gone; another one truly for the books. The galas have all ended and the red carpets have been rolled up, but what remains is a truly interesting landscape given what the world still reflects on as one of the greatest renowned film festivals in the world. Cannes has been garnered as a maker and breaker of careers with a long history of premiering some of the best films of all time. This year was no exception. The welcoming of a new feature by Colombian filmmakers Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego as well as a grand statement on the role of women in film that continues the vastly important #MeToo movement inspired and educated.
Out Today by The Orchard: Calpurnia, Fantastic Negrito & More
Hi there! Looking for great new music? Well look no further because you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled some of our biggest releases of the week. First up, we have Calpurnia rockin’ their way to the top with their debut EP. Next, we have Fantastic Negrito heating things up with his sophomore album. Then, we have Melody’s Echo Chamber taking us to another planet with her new music. All courtesy of yours truly, and all Out Today!
The Orchard Returns To Nashville For CMA Fest & CMT Awards
I love any excuse to go to Nashville and this years CMT Awards June 6th and CMA Fest June 7th to 10th provided the perfect storm of productive fun in Music City!
During my trip to visit friends and partners old and new, I found myself alongside newly crowned 2018 Billboard Country Power Players and super-partners of The Orchard, David Macias of Thirty Tigers and CEO of Black River Entertainment, Gordon Kerr. Spending time with both during the CMT Awards ceremony was awesome and seeing Kelsea Ballerini perform her new smash hit “I Hate Love Songs” to a packed arena was a treat. During the same week “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” by David Lee Murphy and Kenny Chesney climbed to the #3 spot on Country Radio. It was a pleasure to celebrate the news with Reviver label heads David Ross and “Gator” Michaels. (more…)