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After ten years at Paradigm, Kevin French – who also books the National in North America – is making the move to Creative Artists Agency
By IQ on 31 May 2019
Kevin French, North American booking agent for Tame Impala, the National and the Decemberists, has reportedly joined Creative Artists Agency (CAA) after a decade at Paradigm.
French, the founder of Portland, Oregon’s, Bigshot Touring Artists, joined Paradigm Talent Agency in 2009, bringing acts including Sebadoh, the Brian Jonestown Massacre and the Walkman.
French will be based in the New York office, bringing Tame Impala along with the National, the Decemberists, Hamilton Leithauser, Tame Impala, Sharon Van Etten and Julien Baker, among others.
“I have always had tremendous respect for CAA’s music department, so I couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining the team,” comments French. “I’m confident that the company’s collaborative culture, diverse clients and colleagues and entrepreneurial spirit will be a great fit for the next step in my career.”
“I have always had tremendous respect for CAA’s music department, so I couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining the team”
Adds CAA’s co-head of contemporary music in North America, Darryl Eaton: “We could not be more excited to have Kevin join us.
“His impeccable taste, as reflected by his amazing client roster, coupled with his renowned character and leadership abilities, make him a huge asset for our colleagues and clients.”
Australian psych-rock act Tame Impala headlined Saturday at Coachella this year. The band, led by multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker, are booked by French in North and South America, Alistair Green’s Maker Agency in Australasia and Charlie Myatt at 13 Artists in Europe and RoW.
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