The Orchard & Red Essential Merge


The Orchard and Red Essential’s two UK organizations have merged to create the newly formed company called The Orchard. The new UK business will be lead by co-Managing Directors, Ian Dutt and Mike Chadwick.

With decades of success serving independents, these companies provide a consolidate experience in music distribution fostering strong partnerships and an impressive catalogue across all genres. The seasoned expertise of both teams will align to create a cutting edge company focused on exceptional label and artist services, global digital and physical sales, marketing and advanced technology systems across more than 30 markets worldwide. All artists and labels benefit from the combined strength in delivery and reporting systems to track sales and business development on both a global and in-market scale.

Executives comment:

There is no other company that comes close to what we offer. Our team’s expertise and first-class business relationships, combined with the global sales and marketing network and cutting-edge technology, gives our clients everything they need to maximize their success.” – Co-Managing Directors Ian Dutt and Mike Chadwick

The Orchard has always worked on a global scale. Combining forces in the UK with Red Essential to create a single company with an incredible roster of independent artists and labels allows all of our clients to benefit from market strength and a strong competitive advantage, both at home and abroad. The collaboration will create unique opportunities to market and drive revenue for our clients.” – Chief Operating Officer of The Orchard, Colleen Theis

Read more about it in our official press release: here.

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