The Orchard Expands its Reach in Global Distribution Combination

Posted on 16th June 2017 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in music news/stuff - Tags: , , ,

New Structure to Offer Unparalleled Levels of Service; Local Staff in More Than 30 Markets Worldwide

New York NY, June 5, 2017 – The Orchard is broadening its global leadership in music, video and film distribution through a strategic expansion of its presence around the world that will enable it to deliver enhanced levels of service to the independent community, it was announced today.

Under the initiative, Sony Music Entertainment will combine its regional independent distribution groups around the world into The Orchard, and its various teams will unite as a single global team managed by The Orchard CEO Brad Navin.

The unified company will offer unparalleled levels of comprehensive service to the independent community with global reach and an experienced local staff in more than 30 markets worldwide. This includes in the U.K., where it was recently announced Sony Music’s Essential business will be integrated into The Orchard, as well as in North America where the distribution division of RED, Sony Music’s U.S. independent services company, will be merged into The Orchard. All current RED distribution label managers and account executives will become part of the Orchard team and relocate to The Orchard’s headquarters in New York.

With its new structure, The Orchard now has the capabilities to provide labels and artists from anywhere in the world the full range of label and artist marketing, sales and distribution services, across all formats, platforms and territories.

Working with artists such as Joey BadA$$, Slayer, Daya, Kelsea Ballerini, Flume, Skepta, Diet Cig, OMD, J Alvarez, Negramaro, Jorge & Mateus and Allman Brown, and labels including Thirty Tigers, Metal Blade, Som Livre, Red Bull Records, Mom and Pop, Nuclear Blast, Frontiers Music Srl, Cosmos Music, Frenchkiss Records, Relapse Records, Sugar Music, Gerencia 360, Tropisounds, and Premium Latin, the company represents the best of independent music from all parts of the world.

Stated Navin, “Our newly merged company is unique in structure, scale and reach. Coming together as one company that is both truly global and locally-focused will allow us to take the service we provide to our artist and label partners to the next level. The Orchard is the only global comprehensive digital and physical distribution platform with its own delivery, sales, distribution and reporting systems built specifically for independent clients. With a single deal clients have the ability to deliver their music to every leading global and local digital and physical retailer and reach music fans around the world.”

The joining of Sony Music’s independent distribution businesses comes at a time of accelerated international growth for The Orchard. The company also has been steadily rolling out enhanced tool sets for labels to drive efficiency and revenue. These include source of stream analysis, physical and digital catalogue management, and integrated data feeds to the RoyaltyShare artist royalty accounting platform.

Launched twenty years ago at the advent of digital music, today The Orchard’s platform of technology empowers clients by offering direct control and transparency through The Orchard Workstation. This intuitive set of tools and services of real-time data analytics, royalty services, automated UGC claiming, retail sales, interactive marketing, brand development, digital advertising, synch licensing and performance rights collections is further complimented by experienced globally oriented music professionals.

The Orchard Workstation, available to labels in 10 languages and issuing payments in local currency, provides integrated, state-of-the-art fully customized analytics. Labels may view real time business activity by project, territory, service, and source of stream over any period of time. Marketing events and social feeds may be layered onto graphs for added contextual data.

RED MUSIC – A New Indie Marketing and Label Services Leader

In connection with the creation of the new global structure for The Orchard, RED in the U.S. is being refocused as a dedicated full-service marketing agency and label services company called RED MUSIC. The new RED MUSIC is led by President Bob Morelli and will provide ongoing marketing, promotion, product management and label services support to its existing U.S. label client base now distributed through The Orchard, in addition to offering its suite of services to the wider independent community in the U.S.

RED MUSIC comprises a best-in-class indie marketing and promotion group (formerly ‘Stache Media) as well as a frontline label services group (formerly RAL), which provides Sony Music-backed labels and joint venture imprints with release planning, marketing and radio promotion.

Stated Morelli, “For our label and artist partners in the U.S., we are significantly multiplying the levels of quality service we provide with these exciting new changes. Not only will distribution clients now enjoy unmatched global reach as part of The Orchard under Brad Navin, but also our marketing and label services clients in the U.S. will now receive dedicated attention from the new RED MUSIC to make sure their releases are receiving highly customized solutions for the best possible profile in the marketplace. Taken all together we think this is a win-win for clients.”

ABOUT THE ORCHARD

The Orchard, celebrating 20 years in business, is a pioneering music, film and video distribution company operating in more than 30 global markets. With a holistic approach to sales and marketing combined with industry-leading technology and operations, The Orchard amplifies reach and revenue across hundreds of digital, physical and mobile outlets around the world.

The Orchard streamlines content owners’ business complexity with an intuitive client dashboard, comprehensive rights management and tailored client support.

The Orchard Workstation is the industry’s leading client portal that allows labels to create digital and physical products, manage metadata and rights, execute marketing plans, manage physical inventory, and view, export and generate statements. For further information, please visit www.theorchard.com.

ABOUT RED MUSIC

RED MUSIC is a multi-faceted label services division of Sony Music. With a label group at the core of the organization, RED MUSIC is home to a diverse roster of artists. RED MUSIC’s marketing department, previously known as STACHE MEDIA, continues to offer premium services in Advertising, Streaming Marketing, Publicity, Brand + Digital Partnerships, Influencer Marketing, and Creative Services. These services, including Radio Promotion support the label group roster, as well as all Sony owned and Orchard distributed labels.

ABOUT SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a current roster that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre, including Arista Nashville, Beach Street Records, Black Butter Records, BPG Music, Bystorm Entertainment, Century Media, Columbia Nashville, Columbia Records, Day 1, Descendant Records, Disruptor Records, Epic Records, Essential Records, Essential Worship, Fo Yo Soul Recordings, House of Iona Records, Insanity Records, Kemosabe Records, Latium Entertainment, Legacy Recordings, Masterworks, Masterworks Broadway, Ministry of Sound Recordings, Monument Records, OKeh, Polo Grounds Music, Portrait, RCA Inspiration, RCA Nashville, RCA Records, Relentless Records, Reunion Records, Sony Classical, Sony Music Latin, Star Time International, Syco Music and Volcano. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

http://www.theorchard.com/

Radiothon 2016 – RTRFM 92.1

Our favorite local community radio station is having its annual ‘Radiothon’.

The ‘littlerascal’ absolutely loves this station and listens everyday for the great diversity of music (new and old), independent news, community topics, local music, arts & culture and more – presented across a bunch of awesome shows!

Radiothon is RTRFM’s annual 10-day fundraising drive. RTRFM relies on the financial contributions of its listeners to survive, and revenue raised during Radiothon makes up 30% of our annual operating income. The continued support of listeners during Radiothon ensures that RTRFM can continue to deliver unique programs and events, and remain a high-quality alternative to mainstream media in Perth. It is your station as much as it is ours.

During Radiothon you can join us:

  • At the Radiothon Party, which takes place across five venues in Northbridge on Saturday, 13 August;
  • In the RTRFM office by volunteering your time in our phone room; and
  • On air at 92.1FM and online at rtrfm.com.au, 24 hours a day.

Dig Deep and show RTRFM your support during Radiothon 2016 by subscribing or donating. You’ll be investing in a broadcast voice for independent artists and thinkers and contributing to your community in the most positive way.

 

Keep the Community in Your Radio

Posted on 11th May 2016 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in make things right,music,music news/stuff,must see must do,national - Tags: ,

http://www.keepcommunityradio.org.au/#_=_

The Federal Budget contains cuts of $1.4 million p.a., funding that currently keeps community radio stations broadcasting on digital in 5 capital cities. Community radio’s standing alongside public and commercial broadcasters is at risk. 

The good news is that community radio has great community support and during this election campaign we’ll be speaking up loud and clear and calling for both the Coalition and Labor to restore the funding if they win government.

Sign the petition below and we’ll make sure that both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten get your message.

Petition

Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten, as a supporter of community radio I’m asking you to reinstate funding to keep community radio on digital if you win government.

Community radio serves so many Australians; from radio reading for people with a print disability to programming in the different languages spoken across our country, to Indigenous broadcasters, faith based stations, regional stations and youth stations.

Please don’t leave community radio behind.

 

Tarz – Forever Falling – Spiral Soundsystem Remix Featuring K Wilford

Posted on 3rd April 2016 by LittleKristinaRascal in dnb,lrrecords,music,music news/stuff,release promo - Tags: , ,

Check out a remix Brett and I have been working on :)

Enjoy :)

LittleKristinaRascal

RTR FM 92.1 – RADIOTHON

Posted on 17th August 2015 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in events,local,music,music news/stuff,must see must do - Tags: , , ,

“I love this radio station so much; it’s a religious part of my life to tune in regularly to a diverse music station, covering the full spectrum of music, supporting local music, community and an alternative to mainstream media” – little rascal

..GOLD subscription for me this year!!

  • RTRFM is an entirely self-funded community radio station. Our annual subscriber drive is the station’s main source of income.

    By subscribing during Radiothon you can help to ensure that RTRFM can continue to deliver unique programs and events, and remain a high-quality alternative to mainstream radio in Perth.

    This can only happen with your support, so 

    MAJOR PRIZES

    All subscribers during Radiothon automatically go into the draw to win some incredible prizes! Major and category prizewinners will be drawn after pledge payments close on Saturday, 10 October 2015.

      

 

[EVENT] RADIOTHON 2015 PARTY

‘little rascal’ loves RTR FM92.1 – a community powered independent radio station covering the full spectrum of all music – can’t get better than that…. If you also appreciate good music, independent media and community radio – then support RTR FM this RADIOTHON,  and subscribe/donate, share and attend.

Radiothon Party 2015

Saturday 15th August 2015

Time: 8pm-Late

Venue: The Bird, Connections Nightclub, Jimmy’s Den, Lounge (State Theatre Centre of WA) & Studio Underground Foyer

Get Tickets

RTRFM’s annual Radiothon Party returns on Saturday, 15 August from 8pm ‘til late, with a huge showcase of 23 local acts across five Northbridge venues!

Sprawling across The Bird, Connections Nightclub, Jimmy’s Den, and the Lounge and Studio Underground foyer at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, RTRFM’s Radiothon Party celebrates Western Australian talent, with a variety of acts and DJs covering all genres and styles.

Live and breathe rock ‘n’ roll? Head to Jimmy’s Den for a stellar line-up of hard rock heavyweights, including The Love Junkies, Pat Chow, Puck, Scalphunter and Surf Rabbits.

For explorations in psych, garage and jangle-rock, The Bird is the word, with live music from Mugwump, Rat Columns, The Spunloves, Verge Collection and DJ Tanya Bunter (Drivetime).

Bask in the golden glow of the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia’s expansive Studio Underground foyer for a special Radiothon edition of local talk show Magnolia’s Late Night Live, hosted Tristan Fidler and Matt Aitken.

Magnolia’s will be followed by live sets from alt-folk singer-songwriter Heathcote Blue, with The Leap Year, Red Jezebel and The Kill Devil Hills bringing the noise until well past midnight. RTRFM’s Homegrown DJs will close out the night, spinning nothin’ but the freshest domestic produce ‘til late.

Punters seeking carefree dance party vibes should make a beeline for Connections Nightclub, where they’ll enjoy the feel-good dance floor selections of Andrew Sinclair versus Rok Riley, Splash Bros., bedazzled beatmaker Catlips and The Monarchy DJs.

Or pop into the Lounge on William Street to chill and/or boogie to the sounds of Woodstock Rock DJs, Golden Apples DJs and {MOVE} DJs on the decks ‘til 2am.

Radiothon Party kicks off the first weekend of Radiothon, RTRFM’s annual 10-day fundraising drive that encourages listeners to dig deep and support the station they love by subscribing or donating.

Tickets available via rtrfm.com.au, Ticketbooth and Eventopia.

WHAT: Radiothon Party 2015
WHEN: Saturday, 15 August, 8pm-late
WHERE: The Bird, Connections Nightclub, Jimmy’s Den, Lounge (State Theatre Centre of WA) and Studio Underground Foyer
TICKETS: Presales $20 general public, $15 RTRFM subscribers* via rtrfm.com.au, Ticketbooth and Eventopia. Door sales (limited): $25 general public, $20 RTRFM subscribers* from 8pm on the night. *Gold/Platinum subscribers receive free entry upon presentation of their subscriber card.
Licensed (18+) event, valid photo ID required. 

WAM song of the year 2014

Posted on 28th March 2015 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in download,events,local,music,music news/stuff - Tags: , , , , ,

Picking up three WA Music Awards late last year, the swift rise of future-oriented poptronica artist KUČKA has continued, being awarded the Grand Prize for her song Unconditional at the annual WAM Song Of The Year Awards Party, after earlier in the night securing a win in the Electronic category.

Judged by a high-profile panel of independent industry heavyweights, including Grand Prize judges Adam Christou (Music Director RTRFM), Bob Gordon (Editor X-Press Mag); Clive Hodson (Perfect Pitch Publishing, NSW), Dan Cribb (WA Editor The Music), Gemma Pike (Triple J, NSW), Joel Quartermain (Eskimo Joe/Wastelands Studio), John Bissell (Music Supervisor Mothlight Music, LA), Jordan Campbell (Booking Agent The Harbour Agency, NSW) and Stephen Goodhew (Music Director FBI Radio, NSW), the list of winners makes for a fascinating snapshot of WA music, and you can listen to it now in our playlist, complete with FREE DOWNLOADS.

 http://wam.org.au/song-of-the-year-2014-winners/

WINNING TRACKS:
ROCK: Tired Lion, I Don’t Think You Like Me
POP: Methyl Ethel, Rogues
ELECTRONIC: KUČKA, Unconditional **ALSO GRAND PRIZE WINNER
FOLK: Winter’s Mile, Tell My Lover
EXPERIMENTAL: The Intenso Band, Earthquake
BLUES & ROOTS: Morgan Bain, Hold On
COUNTRY: Ruby Boots, Wrap Me In A Fever
URBAN/HIPHOP: Coin Banks (feat Anders & The Ruby Horns), Someone
HEAVY/METAL: Chaos Divine, Soldiers
PUNK/HARDCORE: Rag n’ Bone, Wood & Wire
WORLD: Grace Barbé, Fatige
SCHOOL 14 YEARS & UNDER: Charlotte Viney, Hurricane
SCHOOLS 15-17 YEARS: Mike Waller, Seasons
OUTSTANDING INDIGENOUS: The Merindas, Ready To Love
OUTSTANDING REGIONAL: Codee-Lee, Ain’t Got Time For That
JAZZ: Trisk, Charon

 

 

 

Kinetic Dreaming | Kinetic Dreaming Festival for the Environment

Posted on 28th February 2015 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in music news/stuff,must see must do,permaculture,rascal recommended - Tags: , , , ,

kenetic dreaming

http:// kineticdreaming.com.au

.the ‘little rascal’ is on his way!!!!

DeliRadio – Concert Network

Posted on 16th August 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in events,international,local,music,music news/stuff,national - Tags: , , , , , , ,

About DeliRadio & DeliRadio Concert Network

DeliRadio is the leading streaming radio platform that “spins” touring artists in the cities and towns where they have upcoming concerts.

For musicians, clubs and promoters, DeliRadio has quickly become an essential channel for connecting with local music lovers and driving ticket sales ahead of events. Listeners worldwide can stream their local music scene, and any artist can join DeliRadio – all free of charge. Artists are in 100% control over songs are available for streaming.

The DeliRadio platform powers DeliRadio Concert Network: the network of thousands of venues and festival lineups  — transformed into streaming radio stations. Listen to the calendar for LA’s iconic Roxy Theatre onRoxy Radio, or Wakarusa Music Festival’s lineup on Wakarusa Radio.

Visit dcn.deliradio.com or m.deliradio.com to tune into your favorite local music spot now.

‘rascal recommends’ – I found this a great way to find and share new music, as well as check out whats happening at different venues around the world, which has it’s many benefits to punters, music lovers and artists alike! – I found awesome EDM act from New York, NY, USA, Break Science, currently having a good listen and now posting the widget…how bout that :)



awesome!

[event] Dusty Fungus & Face Invada @ Funk Club

…these Aussie bastards are smashing their iEDM across the globe…

…be sure to check them out if they are playing near you. You will get progressive and downright dirty grungy electronica, bass, glitch and more…

‘rascal recommended’

 

 

Dusty Fungus released digital EP “Toe Jam & Bum Fluff’ on LRRecords in 2011, check it out and get it here:


 

Face Invada is scheduled to release on LRRecords in 2014, so stay tuned for some dnb/future bass goodness from him. In the meantime check his soundcloud.com/faceinvada