Bigshot Touring Artists founder/owner Kevin French has joined Paradigm as a music agent. French, who founded Portland, Ore.-based Bigshot, will begin working at Paradigm's New York office on June 15.

As part of the move, French will bring his Bigshot client roster to Paradigm. The roster includes the Decemberists, the National, the Walkmen, White Rabbits, Langhorne Slim, Lou Barlow, Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Broken West, Clem Snide, French Kicks, Sebadoh, Richard Swift, Laura Veirs, White Denim and You Am I, among others.

French founded Bigshot in 2001 in New York. Four years later he moved the company to Portland. Prior to becoming a booking agent, French was an artist manager in Boston and also owned a small venue in western Massachusetts.