5 Types of Visual Content You Can Use Right Now to Promote Your Music

640px-Giulietta_Pixelated_music_video_3This article, written by the founder of Power Publicity, Lauren Gill, originally appeared on Sonicbids. We’re excited to be working with them to exchange industry tips and trends for your business.

With the rise of social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat, artists must create high-quality visual content to consistently engage their fans. Great visual content helps to increase your exposure among your target audience, grow your fanbase, and even land major career opportunities. Here are five types of visual content you can use right now to promote your music.  (more…)

Nashville, Alice & Bates Motel: Catch These Syncs on a Screen Near You

nashville-ABCThe Orchard’s Sync & Licensing team has some exciting placements to share, which you can catch starting tonight on the series finale of the beloved music show Nashville, or at a theater near you this Friday, when Alice Through The Looking Glass comes out. Since these tracks are pretty awesome, we’ve included videos for you to enjoy them.

1. Nashville S4 Ep 21 (ABC)

“Wound Up feat. allie” by TOKiMONSTA
Label: Young Art Records

What started as an impressive placement only grew in stature after Nashville was cancelled earlier this month. TOKiMONSTA’s “Wound Up” will play during the series finale which you can watch tonight (5/25) at 10 ET/PT on ABC.  (more…)

The Orchard Dials in on Logan Kibens’ “Operator”

operatorHello operator! We are pleased to announce another SXSW acquisition with the addition of Logan Kibens‘ directorial debut, Operator. The Orchard snagged UK and North American distribution rights to the dark and timely comedy which premiered at SXSW and stars Martin Starr and Mae Whitman. Look out for a digital and on-demand release this November.


Welcome, Shaun!

Shaun SinticIntroducing Shaun Sintic, Coordinator, Owned & Operated

My name is Shaun Sintic, I’m from Denville, New Jersey and I’m a member of the Owned & Operated team. I spend the majority of my free time either playing in my band, Basement Beers, or watching Parks and Recreation reruns.

Currently I’m listening to PWR BTTM, Jank, and Hop Along, who all put out phenomenal records last year. If you want to talk about Kevin James, I’m your man. I also take care of seven cats that were born outside my house, so if you are interested in a kitten, I may have one for you.

Sharing Made Easier: YouTube’s New In-App Messenger

Screen Shot 2016-05-13 at 5.11.33 PMIf you’ve ever shared a YouTube video via text message, you’re probably familiar with the auto-generated text that used to appear before a video’s URL after you pasted it into the body of your message: “Check Out This Video On YouTube: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0WZORaF7Gk)”. If you’re like me, you probably always deleted this portion so that you could add your own comment, opinion or inside joke for good measure. Even though it’s only a few extra steps, having to switch between apps to share a video made the whole process very tedious — especially by today’s standards.

Well, it looks like those days are about over…