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Birmingham based label BE83 Music sign global distribution deal with Sony Music's 'The Orchard'

It has been a rollercoaster 15 years for Birmingham based label BE83 Music, and after continuing to break down barriers and expand the boundaries of success for the city, Founder and CEO, Despa Robinson, has today announced that they have entered into a global distribution deal with The Orchard.




After their emergence into the creative realm in 2006, launching as a content production company, BE83 has developed into a pioneering music group which houses recordings, management, content creation and publishing. The continued growth of the organisation has helped build an infrastructure within the Midlands and, this new major move will allow them to continue their amazing work, with the view to developing a wave of new and established cross-genre talents. By joining forces with The Orchard, Despa hopes to shine a light on this rich musical scene that is often overlooked by the buzz of London-centric artists. Speaking on the deal Despa said:


Birmingham is a city overflowing with talent that has often lacked music business infrastructure. Much like how Atlanta rose to international renown with the emergence of its powerhouse artists and labels, Birmingham has its own unique pace and sound that I believe will do the same here in the U.K. This new partnership between BE83 & The Orchard is enabling us to scale up our business and deliver on this vision to take the midlands sound around the world.

Alongside the distribution deal, BE83 will continue to extend its management arm of the company, representing new talent including creatives outside of music. This strategy will be supported by a new partnership with reputable and well-respect artist manager Jess Monroe. The fellow Midlands based creative has worked tirelessly within the UK scene and currently manages some high profile acts including Morrison, and Bandokay of OFB. There is no doubt that she will prove to be a huge asset to BE83, and we can't wait to see the results of this exciting partnership.