CCO and Co-Founder

The Orchard

Richard Gottehrer is the Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer of The Orchard. Richard began his career in the music industry as a songwriter, penning classics such as "My Boyfriend's Back" and "I Want Candy" and was an artist in the 1960s pop group, The Strangeloves. In 1966, he co-founded leading independent record label Sire Records with fellow luminary Seymour Stein. Later, Richard went on to make a name as a multi-platinum producer for well-known music acts, including Blondie, The Go-Go's, The Raveonettes and Joan Armatrading before co-founding The Orchard in 1997. Today, as head of Blue Horizon Records, one of The Orchard’s premier labels, Richard supervises recordings of The Black Angels, Scoundrels and Dion. He also produces The Dum Dum Girls for Sub Pop. His motto is, and has always been "Move forward, even in times of adversity. Move forward."