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Clarisse ARNOU

Clarisse Arnou began her career in the music industry at the age of 21, with artist management. After a stint at ND Musique where she discovered the production and publishing company of Noir Désir, she set up a company on this independent model for the Lo'Jo group and thus managed the management, phonographic production and publishing of this internationally renowned group. In 2011, she took over the Yotanka Records label with a partner and became its manager. The label develops and the signatures multiply to complete an eclectic catalogue, with artists such as Kid Francescoli, Elisapie, Puts Marie, Octave Noire, Di#se, Namdose, BRNS, Arm, Muthoni Drummer Queen.... In 2017, in parallel with her activities within the YTK label, she decided to support a new artist in management: Thylacine, for which she also manages her independent production company.


Virginie Borgeaud Bigot is an artist manager. After studying Literary and Artistic Property Law, she joined Warner as Business Affairs and left for Emi. She was then hired as Legal Director at BMG and then as Corporate Secretary at Fnac Music. In 1996 she created Double V, a company specialising in artist management and career support consulting, while also providing artistic and business management services in the music industry. Since 2001 she has been President of Music Manager Forum France. In 2004, she was awarded the distinction of Manager of the Year. She is currently manager of Salvatore Adamo, Roni Alter, Yvan Cassar, Louis Chedid, Noé Clément, Natalie Dessay, Sofia Essaïdi, Gabriel, Gérard Manset, Thomas Louise and Christophe Willem.

Clothilde CHALOT

A tireless entrepreneur, Co-founder and CEO of NoMadMusic / NomadPlay, Treasurer of FELIN and Vice-President of ESML, Clothilde brings to NomadPlay her strategic expertise in the development and management of cultural projects. His 360° experience in the music sector and his remarkable career are regularly called upon at conferences on musictech and entrepreneurship.


Anne Cibron is a legal expert by training (holder of a double postgraduate degree in Intellectual Property, International Law and Human Rights), and a historical manager from Booba. She develops the careers of artists such as Orelsan, Dany Synthé, Ash Kidd and the 92i (Siboy, Benash, Damso) and 7 Corp (Bramsito, Dixon) labels.

Stéphanie FICHARD

After studying law at the University Panthéon - Sorbonne and a D.E.A. in Media and Multimedia in Assas, between 2001 and 2005 she coordinated the first French-speaking Video on Demand website dedicated to independent cinema: the UNIVERSCINE platform. In 2005, she left the project to devote herself to her passion for music and created with Fany Corral and two key players on the Parisian electronic scene - Djs Ivan Smagghe and Chloé - the label KILL THE DJ, a sharp and exceptional label that defends quality underground music and has seen the birth of talents like CHLOE, LEONIE PERNET, or C.A.R. The label disappears in 2017 and Stéphanie Fichard then founds with Anaïs Ledoux the CRYBABY label with which they produce, edit and manage artists like Lucie Antunes, Léonie Pernet, Piers Faccini, Yelli Yelli, or the rock quartet Rendez Vous. In parallel with these activities, and in line with Télérama's article of 18.04.19 on sexism in the music industry, they are at the origin of the F.E.M.M. (Femmes Engagées des Métiers de la Musique) manifesto, which now has more than 1200 signatories including Clara Luciani, Jeanne Added, Juliette Armanet, Chris, Zazie, Barbara Carlotti, Aloïse Sauvage, etc.

Geneviève GIRARD

After 15 years in the marketing and advertising sector, Geneviève Girard founded Azimuth Productions in November 1986, a production company and show tourer that she currently manages.

In 1994, she created the Tout Azimuth à L'Européen festival, dedicated to the development of artists in the Azimuth catalogue, which saw the launch of the careers of Mano Solo, Clarika and Rachel des Bois. At that time, Geneviève Girard was the administrator of the support fund of the Centre national de la chanson, des variétés et du jazz (CNV).

In 1995, she created the music publishing label Rue Bleue, then the festival Les Méditerranéenes in the South of France the following year.

Geneviève Girard also holds several positions in music-related institutions, as:

• President of the Information and Resource Centre for Modern Music (IRMA) since April 2003;
• Deputy Secretary General of the Export Office, an organization that supports the French music industry in the development of its artists abroad and in the field of contemporary and classical music;
• administrator of the Studio des Variétés (Centre supérieur de formation des musiques actuelles);
• a member of Commission 45 of the Centre national de la chanson, des variétés et du jazz (CNV), whose mission is to support the production of shows and opening acts.
• member of the Syndicat national des producteurs, diffuseurs et salles de spectacles (Prodiss).

Anne-Claire GOURBIER

After working for large private sector companies, Anne-Claire Gourbier wanted to give a more personal turn to her career by joining the Ministry of Culture, where she joined the financial department in 2011 in order to follow the budgetary programming of credits and grants for performing arts in France.
Within the Ministry's General Directorate for Artistic Creation, she then supervised the monitoring of accredited musical structures and exercised the supervision of national public establishments in the musical field: Opéra national de Paris, Opéra Comique, Centre national de la Chanson, des Variétés et du Jazz. In this context, she also contributed to the monitoring of the Cité de la Musique-Pharmonie de Paris, a project that she had the opportunity to support for 5 years, during the construction, prefiguration and operation phases of the new venue.
A keen connoisseur of the issues of musical performing arts, she then joined the Directorate General of Media and Cultural Industries - still at the Ministry (!) as head of the Cultural Industries Financing Office, where she developed her knowledge of the phonographic and 360° industry sector.

At the same time, Anne-Claire taught with passion for 5 years as associate professor of the Master's Degree in Performance and Music Administration at Paris-Saclay, a position she put on hold in order to devote herself fully to her mission as Deputy Director of the Centre national de la Chanson, des Variétés et du Jazz (CNV), where she was appointed in spring 2019.

In charge of the operational management of the CNV and its teams, Anne-Claire is responsible for the success of the institution's public service missions, which work to the benefit of the general interest of the contemporary music, variety and humour sector and its actors. She is now looking forward to contributing to the creation of the National Music Centre and the success of this project*!

Anne-Claire is a graduate of Sciences Po and ESSEC.

[* : The CNM will soon bring together the CNV and other general interest organizations in the music sector].


Artist, singer-songwriter of 3 albums (Raides à la ville/2008/Polydor, Decorum/2010/Polydor, Élégie/2016/À l'Aphélie-At(h)ome), Katel has expanded her palette by becoming an album producer, arranger and/or mixer for other artists (Maissiat, Robi, Emilie Marsh, Angèle Osinski, SuperBravo, Franky Gogo, Louis Piscine....), stage and studio musician, then co-founder of the label FRACA!!!!! with Robi and Emilie Marsh. A label that clearly positions itself to promote the place of women in music in all positions. She also set up her recording studio, Mutterville, and Rospiko Publishing. Her profile is therefore the one that tends to develop, that of the artist-entrepreneur.

Laurence LE NY

Director of the Startup ecosystem for the creative industries at Orange in the Content Department. At the age of 30, she was appointed to the general management of the Epic label. Exciting and very intense years with new responsibilities, in every sense of the word: team recruitment, signing and management of artists such as Polnareff, Obispo, NTM, Christophe. At the beginning of the 2000s, realizing that the world was changing with the arrival of Digital, always curious and eager for new experiences and the desire to learn, Laurence joined Orange to create and manage the Music Department within the brand new Content Department. For 13 years she has designed all kinds of music products and services marketed by the Orange subsidiaries (Europe and MEA), including a strategic and innovative partnership between a telco and a "pioneering" Deezer music service, which has accelerated and democratised the use of streaming.

Its drivers: to unite teams around a project, whether artistic or industrial, to bring it to success, to find talents, good profiles with beautiful personalities and to support them so that they can flourish and grow.
For the past 2 years, she has had a cross-functional role in the Orange Content department, directly linked to the ecosystem of creative industry start-ups. Her mission is more oriented towards soft power, transmission, mentoring and networking, which allows her to give back what she has learned over the years.

A full interview to read here.

Béatrice MACÉ

Béatrice Macé arrived in Rennes in 1975 to study classical literature, art history and general linguistics. She co-founded, with Jean-Louis Brossard and Hervé Bordier, the Rencontres Trans Musicales de Rennes in 1979. In a city that is awakening to rock, the event is a catalyst, which gives momentum to the tremendous musical abundance of Rennes. Thirty-nine years later, faithful to their credo that the unknown is always worth living, the Trans invite you to discover music more than ever. This experience earned Béatrice Macé the position of President of Fédurok, the national federation of amplified/current music venues (1997-2001) and the presidency of the working group on audiences within the National Commission on Modern Music of 1998, during Catherine Trautmann's mandate. First President of the "Collectif des festivals engagés pour le développement durable et solidaire en Bretagne", of which the Trans are one of the founding members, she integrated sustainable development into ATM in 2005 as a production prism. Since 2013, Trans have been certified ISO 20121, a management standard for events that integrate sustainable development into the management of their project. In 2017, Béatrice Macé joined the High Council for Artistic and Cultural Education as a qualified personality. That same year, the CNV Board of Directors appointed her President of Commission 2 "Festivals".

Juliette METZ

Juliette Metz started in music publishing in 1988 at MINO MUSIC, the RENAUD editions then directed by David Séchan. She participated in the creation of Éditions ENCORE MERCI in 1995, where she became a partner and director of copyright. Juliette Metz was President of the ULM (Union des Librairies Musicales) from 2009 to 2014, and is currently its Vice-President. At the initiative of the PMC within the ICMP (Production Music Committee) which she chaired from 2014 to 2018, she also participated in the creation of AMPLI (Alliance de la Musique pour l'Image) which currently includes UCMF (Union des Compositeurs de Musique de Films), SPSP (Syndicat des Producteurs de Son pour la Publicité) and ULM. After her election to the CSDEM Board of Directors in June 2012, she became its Deputy Secretary and then Secretary from 2014 to 2016; and was appointed President in 2016. As such, it has signed the Code of Practice and Good Practices for the Publication of Musical Works. She represents CSDEM at SACEM in several working groups, at the FCM of which she is vice-president, at the Export Office, at SEAM and at the Hall de la Chanson as a director. Juliette Metz combines an understanding of the particular interests of the various players in music publishing with a pronounced taste for the collective and conciliation.

Marie Anne ROBERT

Today "Global Head of Artist Services" within the Believe group, Marie-Anne Robert has 15 years of experience in both major (Universal, EMI) and independent (Believe, Zimbalam, TuneCore) artist development strategy. Passionate about rap, graduate of Edhec, Marie-Anne is specialized in digital marketing and international development, thanks to her recent 3 years experience in the United States as VP International for TuneCore.

Aurélie THUOT

After completing a course in sociology (Paris VII), then in the design and implementation of cultural projects (Paris V), Aurélie Thuot specialised in the performing arts professions and in particular music by following courses relating to artist management, show production, music publishing... After having been a press officer on the production of opera Norma Yeu 2001, Administrative adviser and broadcaster for the theatre company Déli Délo and assistant to Cathy Bitton (Saraswati Music) in 2002, she worked for two years as an administrative assistant for the theatre company Entrées de Jeu, which specialises in theatre debates. This experience has enabled her to acquire the administrative skills required in the specific field of performing arts. Her encounters led her to music. Initially a freelance spinner and press officer, she founded the Adone Productions structure in 2004, a human-sized structure that defends the values of independence and a job well done. It provides career support to emerging or already recognized artists. Production of shows, tours, broadcasting, co-production, executive production, phonographic production, management, administrative support, advice. Aurélie Thuot also founded the Aglae Services structure in collaboration with Clément Praud, which offered services in salary processing, project consulting, financing research and training. She regularly gives training courses on show production and artistic management at ATLA and IRMA. She is a mentor in the MEWEM program (mentoring program for women music entrepreneurs). Elected to the National Council of the SMA (Syndicat des Musiques Actuelles) in the producer college, she sits on the Board of Directors and the Financial Commission of the Caisse de Congés Spectacles and represents the SMA producers in certain institutional meetings.

Crédit photo : Sarah Bastin