Olivier Chastan

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Olivier Chastan
Born (1973-09-16)September 16, 1973
Origin Bordeaux, France
Genres Reggae, Hip hop, Rock, pop, soul
Occupation(s) Record label executive; Record Producer, Music Publisher
Instruments Bass
Labels Greensleeves Records, Zaga Zow, Decibel Music Group, VP Records
Associated acts Rhianna, Sean Paul, No Doubt, Black Eyed Peas, Stephen Marley
Website http://www.greensleeves.net, http://www.decibelcollective.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[1] 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 Collective and is a partner with Henry Hirsch in Waterfront Studios in Hudson, NY. The company includes a publishing company administered by BMG Chrysalis, a record label distributed by INgrooves and Universal 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.

In 2014, 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.[2] He is now in charge of corporate development at INgrooves along with working with private equity fund Shamrock Capital.


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