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Welcome, Mercedes!

July 2, 2014 Orchard News No Comments

mercedesbrownIntroducing Mercedes Brown, Client Relations Coordinator, UK

Prior to joining the lovely team at The Orchard, I worked as a Marketing Assistant in the Priorities department at Universal Music Group International — despite primarily dealing with catalog I got to work some frontline releases too. Whilst I was there, I was lucky enough to work the In Utero 20 campaign which I saw landed itself in the music alleys campaign of the year — which is pretty cool! Before that, I worked and interned at various different companies in the industry such as Atlantic Records, Roadrunner Records, Trashed Management and Industry Music Group.

Music-wise my prime forte is Rock and Metal — my favourite band is Metallica, shortly followed by Slipknot, Cancer Bats and Machine Head. Though I have a massive place in my heart reserved for Pop and Dance!

A lot of my spare time is also taken up by music-related things. I write reviews for Glasswerk and I am an artist manager at SGR Artist Management (where I am Counting Days and Feed The Rhino‘s day-to-day manager). I go to a lot of gigs and love festivals and everything like that! If I ever have time around that I train in MMA and indulge in spa days.

Welcome, Dylan!

June 25, 2014 Orchard News No Comments

Dylan LewisIntroducing Dylan Lewis, Retail Marketing Coordinator

After 18 years of knowing nothing but chalkboards, tests and grades (and food/fun), I am happy to say I’ve arrived at my first full-time job after graduating Syracuse University last month. I could not be more thrilled that this first gig is here at The Orchard. I received my Bachelors in Music Business and Trumpet performance with a focus in classical, jazz and funk/rock. While at SU, I had the opportunity to play in a mega-funk-rock-fusion band called The Monk where we frequently dined at a restaurant called Fenton’s Wharf.

Since I started playing the trumpet 12 years ago, I knew music was what I gravitated toward most and it eventually became my passion as well as my hobby. Throughout high school and college, I participated in marching band, concert bands, jazz bands. My first venture into the music business proper was an internship in sales at Universal Music Group after my sophomore year. That solidified my desire to pursue a career in this industry. Two years later, after interning at WEA and Island Records, I had the opportunity to gain experience abroad at The Orchard’s London Office. That led me back to where I sit now as the new Retail Marketing Coordinator.

I am very excited as I begin my career in this jungle of a business and I hope that I meet and work with as many of you as possible. I’ve already gotten my feet pretty wet and I am excited to take the plunge.

Welcome, Konstantinos!

June 18, 2014 Orchard News No Comments

KonstantinosAdamIntroducing Konstantinos Adam, Account Coordinator, Video Services, Greece

Allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Konstantinos Adam and I am beyond excited to be joining forces and to be a part of the Video Services team here at The Orchard.

I was born and raised in Greece and for as long as I remember myself, I have always had a big passion for music. I can always recall moments of my life from back in the day when my father used to educate me about music and its magic, as he was and still is a big music lover, while listening to records out of his huge record selection.

Not a long time after I reached the age of 6 years old, I decided that I wanted to extend my passion for music into practice and so I began taking classical guitar lessons and theory of music. While I was pursuing a career in the music field, I was also very interested about pursuing simultaneously a career in Marketing and Business Economics, which I finally did after I got accepted at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

After I graduated and received my Bachelor’s, I thought it was time for me to combine both of my passions for Marketing and Music. After some time, I started to work as a Digital Marketer to one of the biggest independent Greek record label, Heaven Music.

I enjoy listening to Jazz, Soul and Electronic music (I know they are very different genres but can be combined harmoniously) and attending live performances (last two I can remember were Trentemoller and Dee Dee Bridgewater).

Talk About a Grand Slam: The Orchard Acquires Sports Doc ‘No No: A Dockumentary’

No No DockumentaryIf you’re halfway through your corporate league’s baseball season or in the middle of MLB’s season on your couch, you’ll definitely want to catch No No: A Dockumentary, the narrative that shines light on the life of no-hitter base-baller Dock Ellis. And since we’ve acquired worldwide rights to the full-length, you’ll soon be able to see it for yourself!

The Orchard’s Film team scooped up the knock-out after its premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. When Fall 2014 rolls around, audiences will be able to score the release either theatrically or digitally by way of The Orchard’s documentary brand Opus Docs.

Director Jeffrey Radice captures a different side to the Dock story. Although he’s most-known for the no-hitter he threw while on LSD, his outspoken (at-times outrageous) attitude, and the foam hair curlers he wore during games, not many people are aware of his drug addiction, eventual turn-around, and the help he provided to others in similar situations.

Radice’s goal behind the film? “To share Dock’s full story with his legions of fans,” which Radice (making his directorial debut) and crew accomplish through detailed interviews from Ellis’s friends, family and teammates.

There’s plenty to read about the famed trip, but now you’ll be able to take your own trip down Dock Ellis’s memory lane to learn more about the MLB Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher.

You can get more details on the official acquisition from The Wrap and Indiewire, and read the complete press release here.

Welcome, Evan!

June 11, 2014 Orchard News No Comments

Evan DanielsIntroducing Evan Daniels, Coordinator, Quality Control

Greetings!

I’m proud to be the newest member of The Orchard’s Operations team!

I’m from Detroit Michigan and I attended college in Grand Rapids Michigan. I joined my college’s radio station and eventually became the General Manager. That experience led me to pursue a career in music. After graduating, I moved out to NYC in 2010 and worked for Sony Music, then for an agency called Superfly.

I also love traveling, being active (I went to Europe and ran Tough Mudder last year), movies, and going to shows/exhibits. You know, boring stuff mostly.

Some of my favorite bands of the moment are SOHN, Kwabs, Tycho, Jon Hopkins, Warpaint and Mos Def. The last concert I went to was The Soil & The Sun.

I look forward to meeting and building with all of you!

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