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Welcome, Paul!

October 8, 2014 Orchard News No Comments

Paul PhotoIntroducing Paul Hanly, Director of Client Relations, The Orchard & General Manager, Frenchkiss Records

It’s been a long time coming, but I’m finally working with The Orchard. There were times that I came to the office so much throughout the years that I felt I could have just set up shop. I have spent the last 7+ years working with Syd Butler and Frenchkiss Records and I look forward to continuing the success there while playing a larger role inside The Orchard.

Originally, I am from New Jersey (Rutgers grad to boot!) and I have bounced around a few places in the music industry (Astralwerks, Capitol, Kemado/Mexican Summer) before settling in at Frenchkiss where I felt was a great place to grow and be creative. I am super into running (doing the NYC Marathon again this year!) and still obsess about live music, etc.

Looking forward to working with everyone!

Welcome, Kellie!

September 24, 2014 Orchard News No Comments

KellieMcElderryIntroducing Kellie McElderry, Manager, Film & TV

In a world where the millennials have made cable cutting cool, you have to decide if you’re going to wait for each phase to pass or jump on the boat before you’re left on an island alone. Several years ago I took a leap (no cable or TV) and it all made sense. These kids aren’t crazy — they see the future before most people do and embracing it is the key to success. Not only do you realize you have everything you need via Apple TV, Roku, etc. but you find yourself happy to pay any price for good quality content. Consumers are hungry for the next Jiro Dreams of Sushi and The Orchard is going to fulfill that need and more. When Paul started talking about picking up films from the festivals and really getting behind great content in a new way I already envisioned myself on the team and knew I had to be in this role.

A little bit about me, I’m a Los Angeles native who has adored the entertainment world since I used to sneak into every cinema class I could at USC. I started in Marketing after I graduated then explored the exciting world of PR, working on Fox Searchlight titles at ID Public Relations. I was always curious about what it would be like to be on the corporate side so I went on to work in Digital Marketing at Fox, helping develop the Digital HD brand and pushing the TV studios to do more Fox firsts with free pre-air premieres.

I’m thrilled to be joining The Orchard family!

Welcome, Dave!

September 17, 2014 Orchard News No Comments

DaveSuchmannIntroducing Dave Suchmann, Quality Control Coordinator

Hey! For those of you who don’t yet know me, I’m Dave Suchmann. I started out here at The Orchard in October 2013 on the Video Services team, and I’ve recently transitioned over to my new job as QC Coordinator on the Operations Team.

My first experience in the music industry was when I was 15, interning at VuDu Studios on Long Island. After graduating from Berklee, I spent two years engineering and writing arrangements at The Mix Palace Recording Studio, 1.5 years at Avatar Studios, and 1.5 years with EYM Digital at Flux Studios, all the while keeping busy with freelance production and engineering work.

I’ve had the opportunity to work on many different types of projects — ranging from terrible high school bands, to various Broadway Cast recordings and the 2010 & 2011 NFL Superbowl and Tony Awards live studio recordings. I’ve held jobs where it was common to work 30 straight hours without sleep, and jobs where the “artist” was more interested in drinking champagne than actually doing any REAL work!

I have to say that working at The Orchard has continued and (I believe) will remain to be the most gratifying and rewarding experience for me thus far. I’m really proud to say that I am a part of this company and family!

Welcome, Jonathan!

September 10, 2014 Orchard News No Comments

JonathanEllisIntroducing Jonathan Ellis, Graphic Designer

Name: Jonathan Ellis
Background: Born in Brooklyn, raised in Brooklyn and Long Island
Height: short
Likes: The New York Knicks, Apple Juice, Pasta, Drawing, The Fugees, Bowling like Fred Flintstone
Dislikes: Ketchup (yuck)
Fav Albums: Good Kid Madd City, College Dropout, The Score, Blueprint, Lupe touch the sky mixtape, Channel Orange
Schooling: LaGuardia Highschool and School of Visual Arts
Work history: One year freelancing at The Orchard, four years at Music Choice as a Graphic Designer. Many years freelancing and illustrating.

I’ve appreciated my time here so far and I’m very excited to continue on full-time. Feel free to drop me a line to say hello, and thanks to The Orchard for having me.

Welcome, Devin!

September 3, 2014 Orchard News No Comments

DevinPassarielloIntroducing Devin Passariello, Quality Control Coordinator

Hello everyone! My name is Devin, and I’m thrilled to be joining the Audio Operations team here in New York City. If you see me around the office, say hi! I’m the big dude with the tattoos and beard (yes you can touch it, please just ask me first).

I was born and raised in Queens, NY which is where I still reside today. I have a Music Business degree from Five Towns College in Dix Hills, Long Island. Adam Levine from Maroon 5 went there for a semester or two, so we’re basically BFF’s.

I’ve been a music lover my entire life, and spent the better part of the period between 2007 and 2013 touring with a few bands, one of which is signed to Pure Noise Records, who The Orchard distributes (represent, woop woop!).

Unfortunately I reached a point in my life where sleeping in vans and not showering for days got kind of old, so I decided to settle down and get myself a “real job.” I found myself working at Warner Music Group for the legendary A&R man, Seymour Stein at Sire Records. It was an incredible experience, but a few months ago I thought it was time for a change.

I had been following The Orchard’s various social media accounts for a while, and always took notice as to how happy their employees seemed to be. So when a Quality Control Coordinator position opened up, I jumped at it. Thankfully I got the job and my happiness cannot be put into words! I’m excited about the experience that lies ahead!

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