The Orchard Appoints New Director of Japan

Over the years, YouTube users have expressed concerns about The Orchard claiming copyright ownership of music used in user-generated content that may or may not belong to them.

Ken Seki is appointed as the new rep for The Orchard in Japan

The Orchard, a pioneering music, video and film distributor, have recently appointed Ken Seki as Director to manage the relationships, strategy, sales and marketing for clients and retails accounts of the Japanese market.

This news is released just two months after the announcement of Sony merges RED into The Orchard. While there may always be internal movements within these companies, we may probably see the merges as a cause to this effect – new appointments as well as people leaving.

As the representative of Japan, Mr Seki will also be managing relationships with local artists, labels and retailers, objectively, expanding its global reach and opportunities in the growing Asian music market. Seki will report to The Orchard’s Vice President of Global Business Development, Tom Wheeley.

Seki has over 25 years of experience in the Japanese music and entertainment business, with a background in recorded music, broadcasting, licensing, publishing and management. Previous to The Orchard, Seki has worked with leading entertainment companies such as YUI Music Factory, For Life Music Entertainment, MTV, Sony, Marvel Entertainment, Omnifone, LINE and more.

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