The show and concert production company, Décibels Productions, has acquired a majority stake in the Les Visiteurs Du Soir agency.
The French talent agency has been headed by Olivier Glusman for more than 30 years.
Morgane Production, the audiovisual company and festival organizer that first invested in Les Visiteurs Du Soir in 2011, will remain a major shareholder in the agency.
Les Visiteurs Du Soir produces and promotes French and international artists including Jane Birkin, Rufus Wainwrightand Agnes Jawi, Imani, Paolo Conte, Caetano Veloso, Angelique Kidjo, Pink Martini, Benjamin Millepied and the new MC Solar Big Band project.
He also works with developing artists, acts as a consultant to festival organizers and organizes stage productions and other live performances.
Décibels Productions was founded nine years ago and produces entertainers’ concerts, comedy shows and musicals. It is a separate division of Warner Music France He works with artists signed to a range of major and independent labels.
Pierre-Alexandre Vertadier, President of Décibels Productions, said: “I have known Olivier for many years. His relationship with artists, his passion for quality shows and his business acumen enabled him to create Les Visiteurs Du Soir. We will now work together and the synergy between the two companies will help us support the creation of more innovative art projects here and in the whole world “.
Olivier Glusmann said: “Les Visiteurs Du Soir are over 30 years old. We have constantly evolved – especially when Morgane Production has invested in us with the aim of creating bridges between our artists and the distinction of festival productions and the audiovisual field in the broadest sense. We will now exploit new synergies in this deal with DB. Our artists will benefit from our production skills and global network. I have always appreciated Pierre Alexandre’s focus on the importance of relationships in running a business, so we are ideally placed to work together.
Photo: (LR) Pierre Alexandre Vertadier and Olivier Glusman (from: Gil Vida)
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