Introducing, Julian Duque, Label Manager, Latin
My name is Julian Duque and I was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, which is known for its great coffee! I moved to New York two years ago to complete my Master’s in Music Business at NYU which I recently finished. I have previously worked in several companies and different industries including BMG, Apple, Superfly and Publicis. I’ll be taking care of Latin Labels and I’m thrilled to be joining The Orchard team.
Bianca Bonnie Is In Full And Total Effect With ’10 Plus’
Bianca Dupree a.k.a Bianca Bonnie f.k.a Young B hailing from Harlem USA, is a jack of all trades including a singer, songwriter, actress and MC. The Orchard currently has the pleasure of digitally distributing her new album entitled 10 Plus courtesy of Para Music Group.
Bianca Bonnie burst onto the scene in a hurry as Young B, collaborating with DJ Webstar on the critically acclaimed Caught In The Web released on Universal Republic in 2006. The highlight track “Chicken Noodle Soup” featuring AG, The Voice of Harlem, with its accompanying dance and video, became a craze across the nation. The track reached number 45 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 15 on the Hot Rap Songs chart. In addition, Bianca received the Sprite Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Dance Cut at the 2007 Soul Train Awards. In addition to “Chicken Noodle Soup,” other standout tracks on the album included, “I Came To Dance,” “Tone Wop” produced by the remix master DJ Ted Smooth along with T.T. featuring AG and G.Dot, and “Don’t Stop” produced and featuring Ron Browz along with Severe and T-Rex.
Out Today by The Orchard: Miky McPhantom, Jack Black & More
It’s a blistering winter day at The Orchard HQ having just experienced the “Bomb Cyclone.” As you wrap yourselves in a thousand layers and dream of sunny beaches, get out of your body and into some music. This week we have a number of great releases including a legendary comedian from Buenos Aires, another well-known funny man with a knack for theatrical vocals and a truly entrancing violin concerto performance. Get your headphones ready and curl-up, because they’re all Out Today.
Introducing Brandy Collins, Specialist, Human Resources
My name is Brandy Collins and I’m very excited to be joining The Orchard HR team.
I received my Bachelors degree in Anthropology from NYU and have lived in this great city for the past six years. I’m originally from Dallas, TX and am not ready to go back anytime soon. A fun and unexpected fact about me is that I’m half Mexican.
In Loving Memory of Ken Seki
The Orchard is deeply saddened to share the unfortunate news that our colleague Ken Seki has passed away. Ken recently joined the company to lead our efforts in Japan. In his short tenure, he impressed everyone with his positive outlook, determination and leadership.
Ken’s passion for music started at an early age, with his older brother introducing him to bands like KISS and AC/DC. He made it his mission to see every 80s hard rock band that came through Toronto, Canada, where he grew up. (more…)