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The Orchard Names Chris Manning General Manager of UK and EU

Jul 18, 2018

London – July 18, 2018 – The Orchard has named Chris Manning General Manager of the company’s business in the United Kingdom and Europe. In this position, Manning will manage all day-to-day operations of The Orchard’s European efforts, working with the Managing Directors of each territory to ensure that sales and marketing operations and communications are in sync across the continent.

Manning will report to Ian Dutt, Managing Director of The Orchard UK.

“This is a thoroughly warranted promotion for Chris,” Dutt said. “His contribution to The Orchard throughout his tenure cannot be underestimated, and I know he will thrive in this new position.”

“I’d like to thank Ian and The Orchard for this incredible opportunity,” Manning said. “I am proud of the work we’ve done as a world-class global music company and I’m very excited to continue working with The Orchard’s fantastic roster of domestic and international artists and labels.”

In his decade-long tenure with The Orchard, Manning has worked in all areas of the company’s business. In sales and label management, he led efforts on releases from artists such as Carl Cox, Riva Starr, John Dalhback, Nicole Moudaber, Jon Rundel, Steve Aoki, Roger Sanchez, and Wretch 32. During his time working in business development, Manning formed relationships and represented The Orchard’s interests with both major and developing digital retailers. Manning also managed local and international operations, strengthening The Orchard’s global reach and playing a major role in the merger of Red Essential into The Orchard UK. Manning joined The Orchard from 7digital.


The Orchard is a leading music, film and video distribution company operating in over 30 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