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The Orchard buys Frenchkiss Records

By | Published on Monday 29 September 2014

Frenchkiss Label Group

Indie label distributor The Orchard announced on Friday that it was acquiring the New York-based Frenchkiss Label Group, which includes the Frenchkiss label to which the likes of Local Natives, The Drums and Les Savy Fav are signed, the latter’s bassist Syd Butler having founded the record company in 1999.

Butler will joined The Orchard as VP Of A&R as part of the deal, as well as continuing to run and sign artists to the Frenchkiss label. The indie’s GM Paul Hanly will also join The Orchard, retaining his Frenchkiss role and also becoming Director Of Client Relations for the distribution group.

The deal, said one of those statement things, “underlines The Orchard’s strategic vision as a creative business partner for its music and film client base, re-defining what distribution means in today’s industry”. So now you know.

Confirming the deal, Butler told reporters: “As both an artist and a business owner, I am proud to call The Orchard home. Having worked with the company to distribute Frenchkiss for so many years, fully integrating the label is a natural next step. The access to increased scale, infrastructure and financial support will help take Frenchkiss to the next level. I’m excited to be able to tap into the global team first hand and continue to expand the realm of opportunities”.



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