Futures Forum Keynote: Marty Diamond

Renowned music agent Marty Diamond and BBC Radio 1’s Abbie McCarthy will sit down together for the Futures Forum 2023 keynote interview.


In a change to Friday’s schedule, renowned music agent Marty Diamond and BBC Radio 1’s Abbie McCarthy will sit down together for the Futures Forum 2023 keynote interview.

With a roster that includes Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Janelle Monáe, Sigur Rós, Liam GallagherSara Bareilles and Lorde, the EVP and managing executive of Wasserman Music will talk about his career path to date, life representing some of the world’s most successful artists, and his vision for the evolution of the live music business.

Having founded the celebrated boutique agency Little Big Man Booking in 1994 and after stints working at International Talent Group, Arista, PolyGram and Bill Graham Management, Diamond is one of the world’s most forward-thinking executives in the business. In what promises to be a truly unique conversation, Diamond will share insight on building a career in live music, and hard-won wisdom about being an architect of artists’ careers today.

The keynote interview takes place between 17:00 and 18:00 on Friday 3 March at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel.

Other confirmed speakers at Futures Forum include Emma Banks (CAA), Nicole MasseySteve Tilley (Kilimanjaro Live), Raye Cosbert and Alexandra Ampofo (Metropolis Music), Vikki Chapman (Live Nation), Sally Dunstone (Primary Talent International), Emma Davis (One Fiinix Live), Caroline Reason (MATA Agency), Ross Patel (Whole Entertainment), Sammy Andrews (Deviate Digital),  Nastassja Roberts (DreamHaus), Chris Beltran (DF Concerts), Kirstie Loveridge (AEG Europe), and Dotun Bolaji (Runway Artists), among numerous others.

Click here to see the agenda, and register now to secure your place alongside Futures Forum and ILMC delegates. Are you coming?