Olivier has always been working in the live business sector. In 1988, he joins Co-Pro SA, which becomes CORIDA SA in 1991.
In thirty years, CORIDA and its four main affiliates - The Talent Boutique, Pi-Pole, Super and La Cigale (concert venue in Paris) – have become a major independant group operating within the Live field in France.
For decades, the CORIDA group has been promoting in France international artists such as Kraftwerk, Eric Clapton, Dire Straits/Mark Knopfler, Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Rammstein, Rosalia, Daft Punk, Simply Red, Texas, Jamie Cullum, Damien Rice, Primal Scream, Phoenix, Cat Power, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, Selah Sue, London Grammar, Metronomy, Jamie XX, LCD Sound System … to name a few.
The CORIDA group also produces and supervises tours in France & worldwide of our home artists Christine & the Queens, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Justice, Air, Sebastien Tellier, Rita Mitsouko/Catherine Ringer, Juliette Armanet, Louise Attaque/Gaétan Roussel, Gérard Depardieu, PNL, Lompal, L’Impératrice… At last, CORIDA is co-founder and business partner of We Love Green in Paris , a « prescriber » festival which involves sustainable development, and welcomes around 80,000 music lovers for a few days, each year.
In September 2018, Olivier Darbois was elected President of PRODISS, the main professional union of the French live music industry. As the first network of private live music entrepreneurs (over 400 members as of today, that includes tours producers, promoters, venues and festivals) , PRODISS has become not only an essential and uncontested, but also a privileged actor towards the Governmental and Culture bodies and all the music ecosystem.
On December 12, 2021, Olivier Darbois was re-elected as President of PRODISS for a second three-years term.