Owner of Deluxxe Management and Ideal Music Productions and former Chair of the Music Manager’s Forum (MMF UK), Diane’s career spans A & R, Artist, Producer and Studio management. She’s managed the international careers of numerous artists signing them to Major and Independent labels and run self-releasing artist businesses.
A regular panellist on artist management and development, she sits on the Music Industry Advisory Panel at ICMP, is a guest lecturer at Abbey Road Institute and a member of the Musicians Health Advisory Board at Help Musicians UK.
Her roster has included Brit/Ivor nominated No 1 Triple Platinum Album act Scouting for Girls, Carla Marie Williams, Beth Orton, Republica, Mike Scott (The Waterboys), Rialto, Touriste, Lockdown Project and Sunhouse.
Emerging artists include Cortney Dixon and Diives.
Earlier in her career, Diane was Director of Tony Visconti’s (David Bowie, T.Rex, Boomtown Rats) companies for five years. She managed Visconti’s Good Earth Recording Studios (clients included Duran Duran, George Michael, U2, the Sisters of Mercy and the Stranglers) and travelled between his companies.
Diane started out in A & R at EMI Records before moving into artist management where she worked with Philip Lynott and Thin Lizzy - she has never recovered!