Kevin French joins CAA
Kevin French, agent to Coachella headliner Tame Impala and indie favorites The National and The Decemberists, has left Paradigm to join CAA`s music touring department.

French will be based in the New York office, bringing the three clients above with him as well as Hamilton Leithauser, Sharon Van Etten and Julien Baker, among others.

He founded Bigshot Touring Artists in 2001 in New York City before relocating the company to Portland, Oregon in 2005. In 2009, Bigshot Touring Artists merged with Paradigm Talent Agency.

"I have always had tremendous respect for CAA’s music department, so I couldn’t be more thrilled to be joining the team. 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," French said in a press release.

Darryl Eaton, co-head of contemporary music in North America for CAA, said "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."