|Born||September 16, 1973|
|Genres||Reggae, Hip-Hop, Rock, pop, soul|
|Occupation(s)||Record label executive; Record Producer, Music Publisher|
|Labels||Greensleeves Records, Zaga Zow, Decibel Music Group, VP Records|
|Website||http://www.greensleeves.net, http://www.decibelgrp.com, http://www.ingroovesmusicpublishing.com/|
Olivier Chastan (born September 16, 1973 in Bordeaux, France) is a record producer, music publisher and record executive.
He started producing rock records in France and then moved to the USA where he worked at Sony Music and BMG. During this period he was also an artist manager focusing on European artists. In 2002, he started The Reel Factory, a video production company which he sold in 2004. At The Reel Factory, Olivier worked with major recording artists such as DMX, Jay-Z, Whitney Houston, Pink, Coldplay, Keane and Pearl Jam among others. Olivier then moved to VP Records which he led until late 2012. During his tenure, Olivier was instrumental in acquiring Greensleeves Records & Publishing in 2008 making VP Records, the largest Reggae label and music publisher in the world. As a publisher, Olivier worked on songs by the Black Eyed Peas, Damian Marley, Moby, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Sean Paul, No Doubt, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Major Lazer, Bob Sinclar, Snoop Lion and DJ Khaled among others.
Olivier is now running his own company called Decibel Music and owns a private recording studio called Decibel Collective Studios in Upstate New York. The company includes a publishing company administered by BMG Chrysalis, a record label distributed by INgrooves and a management company. Olivier Chastan is also the founder and owner of an entertainment branding and marketing company called Zaga Zow whose clients include Vans, Coca Cola, Nike, Puma, Samsung, Nokia and Microsoft.
Most recently, Olivier was appointed as Senior Vice-President of INgrooves Music Group with the mandate to build the company's rights management services including music publishing and neighboring rights.