Country Manager | Record Store Day France
Born in Paris, Pascal Bussy has worked for various record companies in France, including Island Records in the early 1990s. He then created and managed for 10 years Warner’s Jazz and World departments, overseeing from labels like Atlantic, Warner Bros. and the Fantasy group. From 2007 to 2018, he worked for the independent label harmonia mundi, for whom he signed major artists and bands, among them Ahmad Jamal, Roberto Fonseca, Omar Sosa, Le Trio Joubran, Magma, Mulatu Astatke, Leyla McCalla, Jowee Omicil and Delgres.
Journalist and author of various books (on John Coltrane, Charles Trenet, Can and Kraftwerk), Bussy lectures about music topics, including blues, jazz, soul, reggae, disco, rock, pop, and electronic music. Since 2018, he has managed the CALIF (Club Action des Labels et des Disquaires Indépendants Français), an organization subsidized by the French Ministry of Culture to support independent record shops. CALIF is also in charge of the Disquaire Day, the French arm of the Record Store Day.