Global music and video digital distributor The Orchard has expanded its operations in Asia, opening offices in Singapore and India, adding to its existing operations network in over 25 markets.
New appointments have been made to run the offices with Priya Dewan and her staff based in Singapore and Clint Cabral with a team in Mumbai, India.
Both teams will offer marketing and client support as well as business development and content acquisition in these growing markets.
Dewan will bring her combined knowledge from the US music industry and work and personal experiences in Asia. She previously developed Asian bookings agency, merch company and music consultancy Villains Music, ran Warp Records for North America and served on the board of A2IM.
Cabral has extensive experience in both music and technology sectors and brings over 13 years of experience in licensing, business development and marketing to The Orchard. He previously served as business head of Mobile Traffik and worked in Content and Licensing for Rediff.com and A&R with Times Music (A Times of India group company).
With the addition of these offices, The Orchard has added support for new Asia partners including 2muse (the leading in-store background music content provider in China), 88tc88 (a web and mobile-based music retailer servicing China and based in Beijing, Germany and LA) and KKBox (based in Taiwan, the leading provider of digital music subscription services in the Asia region).
Prashant Bahadur, The Orchard’s SVP - Strategy said: “Priya and Clint both bring us expertise in their fields as well as global industry knowledge.
“With these offices in place, it allows us to continue to initiate partnerships to strengthen our relationships in Asia and provide scalable support to our client base in Asia.”