Paradigm Gets French

Agent Kevin French, former owner of Bigshot Touring Artists in Portland, Ore., is packing his bags and his roster and moving back to New York City where he joins Paradigm.

Among the clients making the move with him are The Decemberists, The Walkmen, The National, White Rabbits and Langhorne Slim, Paradigm announced June 11. French founded Bigshot in 2001 in New York before moving to Oregon in 2005.

Other notable artists on the roster include Bobby Bare Jr., Lou Barlow, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Clem Snide, Sebadoh and You Am I.

French will be working in the NYC office alongside Marty Diamond, who said, “Kevin has great ears and incredible instincts, and fits right in with the chemistry at Paradigm. We’re thrilled that he’ll be joining our office.”