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The Orchard Inks Distribution Deals with Tankcrimes, Easy Sound and New World

Aug 27, 2015

New York, NYAugust 27, 2015 – In a whirlwind of new label signings, The Orchard, a pioneering independent music, film and video distribution company, adds three new catalogs to its roster from US punk rock and metal indie Tankcrimes, the up-and-coming Easy Sound Recording Company and UK-based meditation/relaxation specialists, New World Music. The partnership with Tankcrimes alone will bring 55 punk and metal albums to streaming platforms for the first time ever.

In an exclusive licensing deal with Oakland-based Tankcrimes, The Orchard will take over digital and physical distribution for all future releases in addition to a back catalog of 650 songs spanning influential artists like Dystopia, Cannabis Corpse, Ghoul, A.N.S. and Night Fever.

Partnering with Easy Sound Recording Company, The Orchard will now cover worldwide digital and physical distribution for the label’s growing catalog, including releases by Vetiver , Howlin’ Rain and Marianne Faithfull (North America only). The Orchard will also handle distribution for new releases, including Futurebirds‘ upcoming studio album ‘Hotel Parties’ (out September 25).

“All of us at Easy Sound are very excited about working with the team at The Orchard,” says Stephen Brower, General Manager of Easy Sound. “The experience, enthusiasm and resources of the company have been immediately evident in setting up our September Futurebirds record, and we look forward to all this relationship will bring.”

The Orchard also takes over digital distribution for UK-based New World Music’s full 4,000-song catalog of relaxation and new age music, including releases by Jonn Serrie, Medwyn Goodall, Llewellyn and Phil Thornton. While the label will continue to handle physical distribution, new digital releases will go through The Orchard.


The Orchard is a pioneering music, video and film distribution company and top-ranked Multi Channel Network operating in more than 25 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. Founded in 1997, The Orchard empowers businesses and creators in the entertainment industry. For further information, please visit