The Orchard’s Director of National Sales Mike Heyliger brings 25 years of music industry experience to his role, where he’s managed the physical sales for artists such as BTS, Jason Isbell, and Kelsea Ballerini. This year Mike celebrates 15 years with The Orchard. And this month, Billboard has named Mike Heyliger a Billboard Pride Power Player. A beyond, well-deserved recognition. Congratulations, Mike!
In addition to his work at The Orchard, Mike heads the initiative Mindful Vinyl, which works to support mental health awareness by raising money and partnering with labels to provide limited-edition green vinyl music releases of their hits. Direct proceeds from the vinyl sales benefit the JED Foundation, a mental health and resource organization. In 2018, The JED Foundation honored Mike and The Orchard with the Media Award for Leadership in Mental Health, because of Mindful Vinyl’s work in raising mental health awareness.
Aside from his social impact initiatives, Mike uses his voice through his podcast Detoxicity, which looks to amplify conversations with men around toxic masculinity, and through his journalism having written for Popmatters, Ultimate Classic Rock, and The Boombox.
Congratulations to Mike on his Billboard Pride Power Player recognition! Check out the full list here.