My name is Chris K Davis, joining The Orchard as an Associate Product Manager for Master Rights. Most recently, I worked to create tools for artists, managers, venues and promoters at Bandsintown. Before that, I worked for a media company specializing in music technology trade publications, and every so often, I moonlight in the evenings as a Product Management teaching assistant at General Assembly. A few times each quarter I write for music magazines including DJ Times, ClubWorld and The Music & Sound Retailer, with examples of my most recent cover story here and most recent tech review here.
My favorite genres of music tend to shift around — right now I’m obsessed with seminal Detroit house artists like Moodymann — though I will always have a soft spot for hip-hop artists like Outkast after growing up in Atlanta. While I haven’t gigged in a few years, I spent much of my formative years as a percussionist performing in wind symphonies, independent and NFL drumlines, as well as various small jazz and rock bands. On occasion, I DJ in NYC, and I fancy myself a “bedroom” music producer (i.e. I’ve never had an official label release). Lastly, as a graduate of the University of Georgia, I’m a huge college football fan. Go Dawgs!