Sony Music Entertainment, which owns The Orchard and RED, two of the three largest independent distributors in the U.S., will merge the two into one global company operating under the Orchard brand. The company will be helmed by The Orchard CEO Brad Navin and will have over 300 employees in 30 offices around the world. It'll also have about $500 million in revenue, which would make it the largest indie distributor in the world.
The Orchard goal is to broaden its global leadership in music, video and film distribution through an expansion of its presence around the world. With its new structure, The Orchard will provide labels and artists the full range of label and artist marketing, sales and distribution services, across all formats, platforms and territories.
The company has worked with artists such as Joey BadA$$, Slayer, Daya, Kelsea Ballerini, Flume, Skepta, Diet Cig, OMD, J Alvarez, Negramaro, Jorge & Mateus and Allman Brown, and labels including Thirty Tigers, Metal Blade, Som Livre, Red Bull Records, Mom and Pop, Nuclear Blast, Frontiers Music Srl, Cosmos Music, Frenchkiss Records, Relapse Records, Sugar Music, Gerencia 360, Tropisounds, and Premium Latin.
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