Diamond geezer: Paradigm ups Marty Diamond to head of global music

Diamond geezer: Paradigm ups Marty Diamond to head of global music

Paradigm Talent Agency has promoted Marty Diamond to the position of head of global music. 

Diamond's, whose client roster includes Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Janelle Monáe, Sigur Rós, Sara Bareilles, Liam Gallagher, Sia, Lorde, Alessia Cara, Bastille, Snow Patrol, Jess Glynne and Vance Joy, succeeds Chip Hooper, who died in 2016.

Diamond will head Paradigm's music executive leadership group,Diamond as well as serving on the boards of Paradigm's London-based international partners, Coda Music Agency and X-ray Touring. 

"Marty's passion, his intelligence, and his dedication to building amazing careers for artists has been an inspiration to me and everyone at Paradigm for the last 13 years," said Sam Gores, Paradigm chairman and CEO. "Leadership is not something you are given, it's something you earn, and Marty has unquestionably earned it, along with everyone's respect at Paradigm."

"I'm so proud of the team we've created here at Paradigm, passionate and artist-centric to the core," added Diamond. "It's an incredibly hard-working and smart group of people I get to come to work with every day. Paradigm is proof that believing in artists and the art they create, and building everything you do around being a tireless advocate for their work, is the best way to grow careers."

Diamond founded boutique agency Little Big Man Booking in 1994 after stints at booking agency International Talent Group, record labels Arista and PolyGram, Bill Graham Management, and as talent buyer at Manhattan music venue The Ritz, now known as Webster Hall. Little Big Man was acquired by Paradigm in 2006. 

Paradigm's music division also represents artists including Bad Bunny, Billie Eilish, Brandi Carlile, Buddy Guy, Dave Matthews Band, David Guetta, Diplo, Foreigner, Gucci Mane, Halsey, Imagine Dragons, Janet Jackson, Jason Mraz, Kacey Musgraves, Kenny Chesney, Missy Elliott, Old Dominion, Phish, Shawn Mendes, Skrillex, Tiësto, Van Morrison, and Zedd.

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