Grammy, Golden Globe, and Brit Award-winning musician, songwriter, and producer, Dave Stewart, has signed an exclusive worldwide marketing and distribution deal with Membran/The Orchard.

Through his Dave Stewart Entertainment banner, Stewart focuses on developing and launching the careers of talented young artists around the world. Through these deals, emerging artists will work directly with Stewart, who will fund, co-write, produce and offer all creative services for each of the albums.

This is not the first collaboration between Stewart and Manlio Celotti, Membran CEO and The Orchard GmbH MD. Celotti has worked closely with Stewart in the past to provide marketing and distribution services for the musician’s solo albums in Europe, developing a strong relationship among the two throughout the years.

“It’s been a pleasure working with Manlio and Membran over the years,” says Stewart. “They are a great, honest and hard-working company that not only provides excellent digital services, but also creates fantastic physical products. Now that Membran has joined forces with The Orchard, the largest digital distributor in the world, I can’t wait to start releasing these albums.”

The recently forged strategic partnership between Membran and The Orchard provides a robust worldwide physical & digital distribution and marketing infrastructure for Dave Stewart Entertainment’s releases. The first artists to be released via this new collaborationare Thomas Lindsey, The Lake Poets, Hollie Stephenson and Shel. They demonstrate Stewart’s talent to discover gifted young artists, as well as the unmistakable genius in his production and songwriting that made him the “hit-machine” he was with Eurythmics.

“I’ve been working with Dave for years and am still blown away by his never-ending creativity and limitless vision,” said Manlio Celotti. “The quality of the talent that he has discovered is simply spectacular, and I’m truly honored to have the opportunity to develop these new artists alongside him.”

Thomas Lindsey
“Simply phenomenal…” —American Songwriter


The Lake Poets
“Beautifully melodic, a super exciting talent…” —BBC Radio 1


Hollie Stephenson
“positively stunned-and enthralled-by her performance” —American Songwriter

“Ever wonder what would happen if you took the Dixie Chicks’ tight harmonies…then added them to Taylor Swift times four? Well…the answer is SHEL!” — MTV Buzzworthy