Room One
17:00 - 18:00

In a last-minute change, our Futures Forum keynote 2023 will be renowned music agent Marty Diamond, who will be in conversation with BBC Radio 1’s Abbie McCarthy.

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, a 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.


Marty Diamond
Wasserman Music (US)
Abbie McCarthy
Abbie McCarthy, TV & Radio Presenter (UK)