The Orchard is excited to welcome UK Electronic Dance company Above Board to the global team. With our new partnership, Above Board will have access to The Orchard’s full suite of global distribution and artist & label services.
Since its inception in 2007, Above Board has played an integral role in developing some of the most prolific electronic music acts including Peggy Gou, Charlotte de Witte, Patrick Topping, Jamie Jones, and Maceo Plex. The Orchard’s infrastructure will enhance Above Board’s already robust service offerings to include cutting-edge technology and supply chain, digital and physical distribution, analytics and business development opportunities, advertising, publishing administration, neighboring rights, and the global reach of teams operating in 45 territories worldwide. In his role, Hill will continue to sign and develop global dance/electronic talent for Above Board, adding to The Orchard’s roster as the Company grows its global footprint in the genre.
On the partnership, Founder and Managing Director of Above Board, Dan Hill, said, “The Above Board team is excited about this new chapter of our company and we are now fully immersed into The Orchard’s ecosystem. The new relationship gives Above Board the global infrastructure and resources to match our artists’ and labels’ ambition, plus gives them the platform to ensure they retain the rights to their music.”
“We are delighted to welcome Dan and his team to The Orchard,” said Ian Dutt, Managing Director at The Orchard. “Their standing and experience in this genre of music are second to none. It was crucial to The Orchard that we partnered with a company entirely immersed in the culture of house music. Collectively we want to make a positive impact in this space by providing exciting, and future-facing options for producer and DJ owned independent labels globally. The importance of this sector is often overlooked in conversations addressing the power of independent music. We want to change that narrative.”
“Dan and Above Board’s roster bring unparalleled expertise to The Orchard’s growing dance/electronic music division,” said Prashant Bahadur, The Orchard’s EVP, Head of Strategy. “Having them in-house will benefit our existing clients in the genre as well as serve as a vital resource as we develop new strategies to elevate our presence in this vibrant sector.”
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