Ben Wexler Head of Claims Administration, Legal Department Joined The Orchard on March 19, 2007 As a leader on The Orchard’s legal team, what the #&@$ do you do Ben?!?! I handle all claims made against The Orchard’s distributed labels, acquired labels and/or owned and operated repertoire, excluding disputes relating to Rights Management (YouTube, YouTube… Read more »
Performance Rights Disputes: What Are They and What Causes Them?
What is a Disputed Claim? For as long as recorded music has been around, there have been those who have claimed wrongful ownership, either by mistake or being unaware of the rights they control. The good news is, in today’s music landscape there are checks and balances in place to help stem the flow of… Read more »
Breaking Down… Performance Rights
Performance Rights is one of the most consistently growing revenue streams in recorded music, and has proved to be a reliable source of income for labels (and artists) in an ever-changing digital landscape. What comes with this reliability is a healthy dose of confusion amongst music professionals from all walks of the business. “Someone has explained… Read more »
New Feature: Master Rights Conflict Manager
Users can now respond to master rights conflicts directly in The Orchard Workstation to unlock royalties that may be held in escrow! What Are Master Rights Conflicts? Master rights conflicts occur at digital service providers when another rightsholder claims to have exclusive rights for a master sound recording in the same territories that The Orchard… Read more »
Introducing Jake Roggenbuck, Rights Management Coordinator Hi everyone! I am beyond thrilled to join the Video Services department here at The Orchard as part of the Rights Management team! LIFE BEFORE THE ORCHARD: I was born and raised on a farm in a small town off of Lake Huron in Michigan’s “thumb” (because Michigan is… Read more »