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The Orchard Recruits Ken Seki as Director, Japan

Aug 09, 2017

Seki will manage relationships, strategy, sales and marketing for key clients and retail accounts in Japan

New York, NY – August 9, 2017 –The Orchard, a global leader in independent music, video and film distribution, has announced the addition of new staff member Ken Seki as Director, Japan.

In this newly formed position based in Tokyo, Seki will act as The Orchard’s industry representative in Japan, managing relationships with local artists, labels and retailers. With this new role, The Orchard expands its global presence and opens doors to opportunities in this key Asian market. Seki will report to The Orchard’s Vice President of Global Business Development, Tom Wheeley.

“We are beyond excited to welcome Ken into The Orchard’s growing global family,” Wheeley said. “His diverse and dynamic experience in the Japanese market makes him an ideal candidate to promote The Orchard’s business locally.”

Seki has over 25 years of experience in the Japanese music and entertainment business, with a background in recorded music, broadcasting, licensing, publishing and management. Previous to The Orchard, Seki has worked with leading entertainment companies such as YUI Music Factory, For Life Music Entertainment, MTV, Sony, Marvel Entertainment, Omnifone, LINE and more.

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