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Marty Diamond honoured in New York ceremony

Paradigm Talent Agency’s head of global music, Marty Diamond, is to be honoured in an upcoming awards ceremony for his “longstanding support” of the live music industry.

Diamond, who became Paradigm’s global music head in April, will receive the SummerStage Icon award at the City Parks Foundation’s (CPF) 2019 gala fundraiser on 26 September.

“I’m one of many who directly benefit from City Parks Foundation and their ongoing effort to enhance and preserve the city’s open spaces,” says Diamond, whose roster includes Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Sara Bareilles, Janelle Monáe, Liam Gallagher, Snowpatrol and Sigur Rós.

“It’s an honour to be recognised by an organisation committed to inspiring the next generation of creatives by bringing music and arts to their own backyard.”

“Few experiences match watching a great concert outdoors with friends”

Sara Bareilles, David Gray and Janell Monáe will all perform live at the gala, which also honours ING Americas chief executive Gerald Walker.

“This is a very special gala for us, and we look forward to celebrating our 30th birthday, while also honouring two outstanding partners for their long-standing support for our free programmes in neighborhood parks,” says Heather Lubov, executive director of CPF.

“Few experiences match watching a great concert outdoors with friends, so our gala, which features three incredible artists performing in our new Central Park venue, will be especially meaningful.”

CPF is the largest presenter of free arts and cultural programmes in New York city parks and runs the outdoor concert series SummerStage. Taylor Swift performed a free show at SummerStage yesterday (22 August).

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