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The Orchard hires new director for Japanese market

By | Published on Thursday 10 August 2017

The Orchard

Sony Music’s music distribution business The Orchard has appointed a new director on Sony’s home-turf. Not that it’s Sony Music’s home turf, it’s Sony Music Japan’s home turf, but it’s also Sony Corp’s home turf, and both Sony Music and Sony Music Japan are part of Sony Corp, even if Sony Music Japan isn’t part of Sony Music, unlike The Orchard, which is part of Sony Music, unlike Sony Music Japan. I’m glad I cleared all that up for you.

Ken Seki joins The Orchard in the new role of Director for Japan, and will be charged with the task of “managing relationships with local artists, labels and retailers” in the Japanese market. The appointment is part of the acquisitive music services company’s bid to “expand its global presence and open doors to opportunities in this key Asian market”.

Seki reports into The Orchard’s VP Of Global Business Development, Tom Wheeley, who isn’t just EXCITED about the new hire, he’s BEYOND EXCITED. Whatever that means. Says Wheeley: “We are BEYOND EXCITED to welcome Ken into The Orchard’s growing global family. His diverse and dynamic experience in the Japanese market makes him an ideal candidate to promote The Orchard’s business locally”.