We’ve all heard and felt the buzz about music’s expansion into Asia, and we felt it was about time we took the bull by the horns and set up shop there. So it’s with great excitement that we announce our new offices in Singapore and India, adding to our existing operations in over 25 markets.
With Priya Dewan leading the team in Singapore and Clint Cabral heading operations in Mumbai, India, The Orchard will now be offering Marketing and Client Support as well as Business Development and Content Acquisition in these rapidly growing markets.
Raised in the Philippines and Singapore, Priya has been developing Villains Music, a booking agency, merch company and music consultancy service for Asia. Prior to that, she was running Warp Records for North America. Priya also served on the board of A2IM, advocating the rights and assisting in the promotion of independent labels. Now, she will be bringing her knowledge from the U.S. music industry and marrying it with her work and personal experiences in Asia to add support to our growing client base and our expanding partnerships.
Clint brings over 13 years of experience in Licensing, Business Development and Marketing to The Orchard. As Business Head of Mobile Traffik, an OnMobile affiliated company, Clint has extensive experience in both Music and Technology sectors. This is complemented by his prior experience in Content and Licensing for rediff.com and A&R with Times Music, a Times of India group company. These attributes and experiences will all help drive the growth of Asia business and enhance local support for The Orchard’s clients in those territories.
With the addition of these offices, The Orchard has enhanced support for new Asia partners including 2muse, the leading in-store background music content provider in China, 88tc88, a premier web and mobile-based music retailer servicing China and based in Beijing, Germany and LA and KKBOX, based in Taiwan, the leading provider of digital music subscription services in the Asia region.
In the words of Prashant Bahadur, The Orchard’s SVP, Strategy, “Priya and Clint both bring us expertise in their fields as well as global industry knowledge. With these offices in place, it allows us to continue to initiate partnerships to strengthen our relationships in Asia and provide scalable support to our client base in Asia.”
Looking forward to doing business with you, Asia!