THE ORCHARD APPOINTS MICHAEL BLACK TO EXECUTIVE TEAM
Esteemed Distribution Executive Reinforces Leadership Across Client Services and Sales
New York, NY — February 22, 2012 — The Orchard, music industry pioneers since 1997, today announced the addition of Michael Black to The Orchard as Senior Vice President, Client and Sales Group. In this new role, Michael will oversee client relationships and physical sales, reporting to CEO Brad Navin and located in The Orchard’s NYC headquarters.
“One of the most important elements in our premier client services offering is to ensure that we have a top-notch team that fulfills our clients’ unique individual needs,” says Brad Navin, CEO of The Orchard. “Michael’s experience and values make him the perfect person to lead our client and sales teams; plus, he’s an incredibly nice guy who fits in perfectly with our company culture.”
Since August 2011, Michael has been a consultant to The Orchard, making his full time appointment a natural step. Michael was a founding member of ADA and spent many years as Executive Vice President, General Manager. Prior to ADA, Michael worked at Rough Trade Records in San Francisco and New York.
“I couldn’t be happier to formally join Brad, the talented team and the terrific labels at The Orchard,” says Michael Black, Senior Vice President, Client and Sales Group. “It’s rewarding to be working at such a great music company.”
About The Orchard®
The Orchard, a pioneering independent music and video distribution company operating in more than 20 global markets, provides an innovative and comprehensive sales and marketing platform for content owners. With industry-leading technology and operations, The Orchard’s creative, tailored approach streamlines its clients’ business complexity while amplifying reach and revenue across hundreds of digital and mobile outlets around the world, as well as physical retailers in North America and Europe. The Orchard was founded in 1997 to foster independence and creativity in the music industry. For further information, please visit www.theorchard.com.