Décibels Productions acquires leading French agency, Les Visiteurs du Soir.
The live entertainment and concert production company, Décibels Productions, has acquired a majority stake in Les Visiteurs du Soir, the leading French talent agency for over 30 years. Founded in 1991 by Olivier Gluzman (pictured), it produces and promotes French and international artists, including Jane Birkin, Rufus Wainwright, Imany, Paolo Conte, Pink Martini, Benjamin Millepied, and the MC Solaar New Big Band project.
Les Visiteurs du Soir also works with artists in development, acts as a consultant to festival organizers, and mounts theatrical productions and other live shows. Morgane Production, the audiovisual company and festival organizer that first invested in Les Visiteurs du Soir in 2011, will remain a key shareholder in the agency.
Established nine years ago, Décibels Productions produces artist concerts, comedy shows, and musicals for various audiences.
“I’ve known Olivier for many years. His relationship with artists, his passion for quality shows, and his commercial sense enabled him to create Les Visiteurs du Soir,” says Pierre-Alexandre Vertadier, President of Décibels Productions. “Now we will work together, and the synergies between our two companies will help us support the creation of even more innovative artistic projects both here and around the world.”
“Les Visiteurs du Soir is more than 30 years old. We’ve continuously evolved — notably when Morgane Production invested in us with the aim of creating bridges between our artists and its excellence in producing festivals and the wider audiovisual sphere,” adds Olivier Gluzman.
“Now we’ll be harnessing new synergies in this deal with Décibels. It’ll enable our artists (to) tap into its production skills and global network. I’ve always appreciated the stress Pierre-Alexandre places on the importance of relationships as part of doing business, so we are well suited to working together.”
Décibels Productions is a standalone division of Warner Music France that works with artists signed to various major and independent labels. The company produces comedy shows, concerts, and musicals, with attachments to significant artists in the French market.
Les Visiteurs du Soir exists to produce and promote French and international artists locally and abroad, as well as theater, dance, or “scenic projects of famous names in cinema.”