My name’s Dorothee and I am excited to be joining The Orchard. I already know quite a few of you from before, and the timing is quite amazing as the Company Get Together will be happening within my first month, so I will get to meet all of you very soon.
I have spent the last seven years at 7digital, and it has been quite a journey. I joined the company in the early years when the 7digital branded stores (D2C) were only available in the UK and Germany, and I expanded their reach to the whole of Europe, North America and Australasia, 30+ countries in total. My role included a lot of business development and licensing, as well as a lot of building teams in several countries. In the UK, I set up the International/Consumer/Music Department, putting together a fantastic team who managed label relations and marketing. I also set up 7digital’s European office in Luxembourg — which was a great experience!
Before 7digital, I was at Frukt licensing French labels to the Nokia Music Recommenders project; and at XL Recordings helping out with promotional materials around The Gotan Project. Even before that, I was in Paris working at a tiny independent record label where I got to be involved in various things, but mostly international promotions.
Travels and sports make me happy. I also love making things with my hands, so I recently got into clothes making. I design my own patterns, which consists in taking a white sheet of paper and turning it into a 3D garment. I love the process of starting with nothing and getting to something. What result I get to is a different story; I’m sure you’ll get to see for yourself when I wear these weird pieces of clothes around the office!