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“An inspiration to everyone at Paradigm”: Marty Diamond named new head of global music at Paradigm Talent Agency, having helped to expand the agency's music division
By Anna Grace on 18 Apr 2019
Paradigm Talent Agency has appointed Marty Diamond as new head of global music, leading the agency’s representation of artists worldwide.
Diamond will head up Paradigm’s music executive group, as well as serving on the boards of Paradigm’s international partners – London-based Coda Agency and X-Ray Touring. Diamond succeeds former head of music Chip Hooper, who died in 2006.
Diamond has worked with Paradigm since 2006, when the agency acquired his boutique agency Little Big Man Booking, founded in 1994.
He previously worked at booking agency International Talent Group, record labels Arista and PolyGram, Bill Graham Management and as a talent buyer at Manhattan music venue the Ritz (now Webster Hall).
Artists on Diamond’s personal roster include Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Janelle Monáe, Sigur Rós, Liam Gallagher, Snow Patrol, Jess Glynne and Vance Joy.
“Marty’s passion, his intelligence and his dedication to building amazing careers for artists has been an inspiration to me and everyone at Paradigm”
“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,” says Sam Gores, Paradigm chairman and chief executive.
“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,” adds Gores.
“I’m so proud of the team we’ve created here at Paradigm, passionate and artist-centric to the core,” comments 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.”
In addition to his role at Paradigm, Diamond is a board member for charity Samburu Trust, serves on the Dean’s advisory council for the University of Delaware’s college of arts and sciences and is actively involved with ocean conservation groups Global Citizen and the Surfrider Foundation.
This September, the new Paradigm head of global music will receive the City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage Icon Award in New York.
Paradigm’s music division represents artists including Bad Bunny, Billie Eilish, David Guetta, Kacey Musgraves, Missy Elliott, Shawn Mendes and Skrillex.