You’re all the way in San Francisco, and you didn’t make it East for our Summer Barge party, so we’re a bit clueless about you Jamie. Tell us, what the #&@$ do you do?
Yeah, sorry for skipping out on the Summer Barge party. I was at the 2012 Olympics in London!
I manage digital distribution for about 100 amazing labels — from Dance/Electronic, Indie Rock, Jazz, Classical and New Age — even Soundtracks for Hollywood blockbuster films. I’m basically the point person for setting up new releases, getting them delivered to all services worldwide, ensuring proper metadata guidelines are met, dealing with fire drills and pitching new releases for marketing opportunities.
What’s your favorite part of the job?
Hands down working with some amazing labels on a daily basis, and introducing the world to lots of amazing new music.
Since we’ve started working closer together, have you noticed anything different or exciting about how our client teams work?
It’s great having teams on the East coast as well as the West Coast, plus all of The Orchard’s international offices. We can effectively handle client needs to matter where in the world they are.
Can you take me through a day in the life at the San Francisco office?
We all usually roll in around 9AM, then it’s off to the races, so to speak. With the recent IODA/The Orchard merger, it’s been pretty hectic around here. So, we brought in a foosball table to break up the day. We just had our first foosball tournament. All I’ll say is that I’m working on my game! Besides that, we’re all playing new music from our labels, so you’ll hear lots of Dance/Electronic coming from my desk. Most recently, the new Dragonette album has been on repeat.
I’ve heard you like to work facing a wall. Do the beautiful SF views just not do it for you?
I never get tired of the spectacular views of downtown San Francisco and Twin Peak from the office. But, yes – my desk does face a wall. I’ve had the same desk since I started at IODA as an intern several years ago. I guess I just can’t let go.
Thanks for giving us a peek into life at the San Francisco office and what the #&@$ you do, Jamie! Better brush up on those foosball skills before the tournaments go international…
first concert: Wang Chung and The Cars in 1987
pet peeve: iPhones at the dinner table
album you’re most excited about this fall: Dragonette’s Bodyparts
random: Before coming to IODA, I was an international DJ and traveled the globe performing all over the world. I currently work as a Billboard Reporter compiling their Dance/Club Play chart every week, and I’ve had several remixes hit #1 on the Billboard Dance Chart. Oh, I also co-own a production company that produces huge club parties here in San Francisco.