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The Orchard Signs Worldwide Distribution Deal With German Independent Powerhouse SPV

Dec 05, 2017


New York / Hannover – December 5th, 2017 – The Orchard today announced a worldwide partnership with German independent label SPV to distribute the company’s legendary catalog digitally. Founded in Hannover, Germany, in 1984, SPV is one of the world’s largest independent rock companies with an expansive catalog including releases by Whitesnake, Sepultura, Kaiser Chiefs, Motörhead, The Game, Alice Cooper, Everlast, Monster Magnet, UFO, Magnum, Prong, Running Wild and The Scorpions.

SPV has several in-house labels, including the groundbreaking metal imprint Steamhammer, as well as Oblivion, Long Branch Records, SPV Recordings, Laute Helden and many more. As the leading independent music distributor operating in more than 30 global markets, The Orchard now looks forward to expanding the reach and impact of SPV, its labels and artists in the digital world.

“It is an absolute honor that SPV has chosen The Orchard to handle its digital distribution worldwide and we are excited to be working with Frank’s great team and fantastic artists and catalogue,” Manlio Celotti, Managing Director of The Orchard Europe, said. “I firmly believe that the constellation we have created provides exactly what SPV and their artists need to reach an even wider audience. We look forward to rocking the digital world and driving growth opportunities for SPV and its artists and labels.”

“We are excited about the new digital opportunities this cooperation offers us and our labels,” SPV CEO Frank Uhle said. “Alongside The Orchard’s centralized platform and passionate global team, we feel that our catalogue is best positioned for a healthy and prosperous digital future.”

“The Orchard could not be more excited to drive SPV’s major upcoming releases and renowned catalog with the digital support they deserve,” The Orchard’s CEO Brad Navin said. “As metal continues to become a major player in the digital landscape, we look forward to working closely with the SPV team to help their artists thrive.”

About SPV

SPV, founded in Hannover in 1984, is now one of the biggest independent Rock companies worldwide. The company has several inhouse-labels, including the legendary “Steamhammer”, as well as Oblivion, Long Branch Records, SPV Recordings, Laute Helden and many more. Over more than three decades “Steamhammer” has released records of artists like Motörhead, Alice Cooper, Kaiser Chiefs, Whitesnake, Saxon, The Game, UFO, Magnum, Prong, Everlast, Blackmore’s Night, Type O Negative, Monster Magnet, Manowar. In 2016 Steamhammer celebrated their most successful year with more than 60 international chart entries, including double Top 10 entry in Germany with new records by Sodom and Running Wild. SPV releases around 130 albums per year.Upcoming Releases in 2018 will include albums by MAGNUM, ANVIL, BULLET, AXEL RUDI PELL, THE OUTLAWS, RUNNING WILD, THE DEAD DAISIES.

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. Founded in 1997, The Orchard empowers businesses and creators in the entertainment industry. For further information, please visit www.theorchard.com.