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  • The Orchard Opens Tokyo Office

    Aug 21, 2019

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    The Orchard Opens Tokyo Office

    Aug 21, 2019

    Tokyo –  August 21, 2019  – The Orchard, the global leader in independent music distribution and artist and label services, announced today that it is expanding into Japan, the second largest music market in the world. The company is establishing new fully staffed Tokyo-based operations that will provide local support, release strategy and expertise to the Japanese independent music industry. 

    The Orchard Japan team will be led by Yuuki Kaneko, Vice President, Japan and report into The Orchard’s global headquarters in New York. Kaneko comes to The Orchard from Amazon Japan where he worked on the music team during his 11-year tenure. Previously, Kaneko also held positions at Tower Records Japan.

    The opening of a local office in Japan further enhances The Orchard’s global reach and value proposition, and extends its position as the industry’s most comprehensive worldwide solution for independent artists and labels. 

    The Orchard Japan will offer music distribution and a suite of services to Japanese labels, management companies and artists, giving them access to both local and global opportunities. It also will provide international independent repertoire, extensive digital and physical service offerings for access to the Japanese music market. 

    Creators will have direct access to The Orchard’s robust technology platform, which boasts 11 languages in addition to the local Japanese language and houses marketing, data and reporting tools to manage digital and physical assets. The Orchard team in Tokyo will provide regional expertise and language capabilities to sign and develop Japanese artists and labels, as well as build artist awareness and engagement both locally and internationally. The Orchard’s distributed artist and label base will have the ability to leverage the Tokyo office’s supply chain and network in the region, expanding reach worldwide and revenue streams in a thriving market.

    Brad Navin, CEO of The Orchard, said, “We are excited to enter the Japanese market and have Yuuki and the Tokyo team working with independent labels and artists to embrace the opportunities offered by Japan’s ongoing shift to streaming. Yuuki’s substantial knowledge of both the digital and physical business within Japan will help us deliver on our goal of having local support in every key part of the world, led by people who have a firm grasp on the region’s strengths and deeply understand the music culture and industry. This expansion gives even greater reach to our global market solution for discovering music, reaching untapped audiences and advancing consumption.”

    Kaneko said, “I am honored to lead the company’s efforts in showcasing Japanese artists and labels worldwide. The Orchard Japan is in a position to bring the Japanese music community to new heights on a global scale, using transparent analytics from our proprietary technology to grow and develop The Orchard’s international roster within the territory.”

    The Orchard has added over 5 offices in key international markets during the past year, expanding its global network to more than 40 offices. In addition to Tokyo, new locations include Taipei, Seoul, Warsaw, Madrid and beyond, as well as expanded offices in Nashville, Sydney, Moscow, Copenhagen, Milan and Barcelona.

    About The Orchard
    The Orchard is a leading music distribution company operating in over 40 markets worldwide. With a comprehensive artist & label services offering including full-service marketing, sync licensing, video services, transparent data analysis, advertising, rights management, digital and physical distribution and more, The Orchard empowers creators and businesses to grow and adapt in the dynamic global industry. For further information, visit www.theorchard.com.

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  • The Orchard Recruits Lisa Logutenkow to Lead Canadian Operations

    May 10, 2019

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    The Orchard Recruits Lisa Logutenkow to Lead Canadian Operations

    May 10, 2019

    Toronto – May 10th, 2019 – The Orchard announced today that it has named Lisa Logutenkow, Vice President, Canada. Based in Toronto, she will report to Colleen Theis, COO of The Orchard.

    In this role, Logutenkow will be responsible for leading The Orchard’s Canada-based operations and driving Canadian market growth for both local and international labels from across its global distribution network. She also will oversee further expansion of The Orchard’s local label and artist relationships in Canada across a variety of genres through the development of innovative distribution services and solutions, and by seeking out and signing creative talent.

    “Lisa is an accomplished and proven industry leader who has successfully nurtured local talent and built an international presence,” Theis said. “Her independent spirit, dedication and passion makes her an ideal fit to maximize The Orchard’s platform, services and global reach in Canada and help us take our business to the next level.”

    “I cannot wait to champion The Orchard’s Canadian business alongside our Toronto team,” Logutenkow said. “The collective knowledge within The Orchard makes it one of the most exciting companies to be a part of, and they have set themselves apart in the industry.”

    Logutenkow joins The Orchard from Dine Alone Records, where she held the title of Vice President and ran the independent label’s business alongside Founder Joel Carriere. At Dine Alone, she also oversaw Bedlam Music Management, New Damage Records and Haven Sounds. In her 15-year tenure, Logutenkow helped grow the label’s business from a small local operation to an international company with releases from artists such as Alexisonfire, City and Colour, Dashboard Confessional, Jimmy Eat World, Lucious and The Lumineers.

    About The Orchard
    The Orchard is a leading music distribution company operating in over 40 markets worldwide. With a comprehensive artist & label services offering including full-service marketing, sync licensing, video services, transparent data analysis, advertising, rights management, digital and physical distribution and more, The Orchard empowers creators and businesses to grow and adapt in the dynamic global industry.

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  • Anuel AA Signs With The Orchard for Global Distribution of Next Album

    Apr 24, 2019

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    Anuel AA Signs With The Orchard for Global Distribution of Next Album

    Apr 24, 2019

    The partnership includes catalog material and an upcoming new album

    New York, NY – April 24, 2019 – The Orchard has entered a direct distribution agreement with Latin Trap music sensation Anuel AA. This expanded partnership includes global physical, digital and video distribution of Anuel AA’s 2018 release Real Hasta la Muerte as well as his next full-length album.

    After building a following from a series of popular singles and features, Anuel’s rapid ascent to superstardom came when he surprise-released his debut album Real Hasta la Muerte on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018. The record earned RIAA certified Platinum in less than two months, and topped the Billboard Top Latin Albums Chart for two weeks straight. It still remains on the chart at #6, 40 weeks after release.

    “I am super excited to work with The Orchard to share my new music with the world,” Anuel AA said “As an independent artist, this is a great step forward.”

    “We couldn’t be happier to be partnering with Anuel AA and his team,” Erol Cichowski, VP of International at The Orchard, said. “Together we will bring his innovative talent and creativity to even more ears worldwide, we can’t wait to get started.”

    About The Orchard
    The Orchard is a leading music distribution company operating in over 40 markets worldwide. With a comprehensive artist & label services offering including full-service marketing, sync licensing, comprehensive video services, transparent data analysis, advertising, rights management, digital and physical distribution and more, The Orchard empowers creators and businesses to grow and adapt in the dynamic global industry. For further information, visit www.theorchard.com.

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  • JYPE Expands Worldwide Reach, Signs With The Orchard For Global Digital and Physical Distribution

    Mar 11, 2019

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    JYPE Expands Worldwide Reach, Signs With The Orchard For Global Digital and Physical Distribution

    Mar 11, 2019

    Seoul, Republic of Korea – March 11, 2019 – JYP Entertainment (hereinafter, JYPE) announced today a partnership with The Orchard for global digital and physical distribution.

    With this partnership, JYPE will distribute digital and physical releases to key markets through The Orchard, bringing releases to major music services and physical retailers in the USA, Europe and beyond. JYPE and The Orchard will work closely to expand the label’s presence around the world.

    The Orchard, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment, has a strong international network as well as successful experience in the K-POP genre, as proven through the company’s distribution of breakthrough acts such as BTS, Eric Nam and Chung Ha.

    JYPE’s catalog, including iconic K-POP acts of TWICE, GOT7 and DAY6, all of which launched world tours in 2018, as well as rising stars Stray Kids and ITZY, is available now for the first time on all major digital services worldwide.

    About The Orchard
    The Orchard is a leading music distribution company operating in over 40 markets worldwide. With a comprehensive artist & label services offering including full-service marketing, sync licensing, comprehensive video services, transparent data analysis, advertising, rights management, digital and physical distribution and more, The Orchard empowers creators and businesses to grow and adapt in the dynamic global industry.

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