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

With a roster that includes Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Janelle Monáe, Sigur Rós, Liam Gallagher, Sara 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.