The Orchard Broadens Worldwide Reach


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After 20 years of “distribution done right,” The Orchard is making its biggest move yet.

Sony Music Entertainment has combined all regional distribution efforts under The Orchard name. What does this mean for us? An increased global presence, a united team of industry professionals and a network of local support stronger than ever before with offices in over 30 territories worldwide.

We are extra excited in the NYC office as we welcome the RED Distribution team under our roof. As The Orchard, the unified company will offer unparalleled levels of comprehensive service to the independent community.

After welcoming European distributors finetunes & Phonofile, teaming up with Red Essential last week and now joining forces with RED Distribution, The Orchard is more prepared than ever to provide labels and artists with an unmatched experience and an unparalleled suite of resources.

The restructured Orchard will still be helmed by CEO Brad Navin. In his own words:

Our newly merged company is unique in structure, scale and reach. Coming together as one company that is both truly global and locally-focused will allow us to take the service we provide to our artist and label partners to the next level. The Orchard is the only global comprehensive digital and physical distribution platform with its own delivery, sales, distribution and reporting systems built specifically for independent clients. With a single deal clients have the ability to deliver their music to every leading global and local digital and physical retailer and reach music fans around the world.

For more detail on this news, review the full press release here.

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