Joint venture to bring new blues album of live and studio tracks around the world digitally

New York – October 20, 2009 – Following the announcement of an exclusive relationship, The Orchard (NASDAQ: ORCD), a full service media company specializing in music and video entertainment, and One Haven Music today announced that three-time Grammy Award winning blues artist Keb’Mo’ has signed with the two for global digital marketing and distribution services.

Keb’ Mo’, who began an extensive national tour last week, will release “Live & Mo”, a new album of handpicked live and new studio recordings, which was released at digital outlets on today. The release features six live performances from memorable moments on the road, and four new studio recordings, including the patriotic song A Brand New America, a band version of the inspirational medley Victims of Comfort, the funky sound of Government Cheese, and the back-porch rhythm of Hole in the Bucket.

Michael Caplan, CEO of One Haven Music, reflected, “I discovered and signed Keb’ Mo’ 15 years ago at Sony.  And he continues to reflect what One Haven seeks in our artists: vital, relevant, and beloved by his many fans.  I couldn’t be happier to have Keb’ come back home.”

For national tour dates, click here.

About The Orchard(R)

Headquartered in New York and London with operations in 25 markets around the world, The Orchard (NASDAQ: ORCD) is a full service media company specializing in music and video entertainment.   Founded in 1997, the company is a global leader in digital marketing and distribution, driving sales across more than 730 digital storefronts and mobile carriers in 69 countries. Fostering creativity and independence, The Orchard enables labels, artists and rights holders to grow and monetize audiences globally. For further information please visit

About One Haven Music

One Haven Music (“OHM”) is an independent entertainment company that records, manufactures, distributes and markets its artists.    OHM was created to serve the creative needs of new and established artists. Expanding the one to one relation between artists and their fans, OHM will create amplified opportunities for artists to offer a broader range of music and experiences to fans, while consumers are given a chance to get closer than ever to their favorite artists.  One Haven Music, LLC was established in 2009 and is based in New York, New York.

Forward Looking Statements

This release may contain certain forward-looking statements regarding The Orchard’s expectations regarding future events and operating performance within the meaning of Federal Securities laws.  These forward looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, certain of which are outside The Orchard’s control, including the ability of The Orchard to distribute certain products, videos and films and provide certain marketing and other services. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in The Orchard’s most recent periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements as they speak only as of the date hereof, and The Orchard undertakes no obligation to update these statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances except as may be required by law.


Ed James

Cornerstone PR

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Source: The Orchard