Paradigm Talent Agency's head of global music Marty Diamond and agent to stars like Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and Janelle Monáe will sit for an interview at the 2019 Billboard Live Music Summit, Nov. 5 & 6 in Beverly Hills.
Diamond will sit with Billboard's industry editorial director Robert Levine to discuss his long career in entertainment and what he sees ahead for the future of tge music-centric agency, as well as the success of Sheeran who just wrapped the highest grossing tour of all time.
"Marty is one of the most respected booking agents in music and has served a key role in helping to break some of the most important headlining acts in contemporary music," says Dave Brooks, Billboard's senior director of live and touring. "He's beloved by the agents he leads and the promoters he works with, and having him join the conference is such a natural fit. I think it's going to be one of the best sessions of the summit."
Diamond, who was named head of global music by Paradigm chairman and chief executive Sam Gores in April, founded Little Big Man Booking in 1994 after stints at booking agency International Talent Group, record labels Arista and PolyGram, Bill Graham Management, and The Ritz in Manhattan (now known as Webster Hall). Diamond sold Little Big Man to Paradigm in 2006 and today serves as a board member of Samburu Trust as well as the Dean's Advisory Council for the University of Delaware's College of Arts & Sciences. On Sept. 26 in New York, he will receive the City Parks Foundation's SummerStage Icon Award.
The 2019 Billboard Live Music Summit and Awards is the music industry's top touring conference and a must-attend event for anyone working in live entertainment. Set at the Montage in Beverly Hills, the conference features two days of high-level panels, artist interviews and executive Q&As with some of the biggest names in music, comedy and live entertainment. Additional speakers and panelists will be announced in the coming days. Learn more and register here.