Owner of Deluxxe Management and Ideal Music Productions and Chairman 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. An assessor for music business degrees and regular panellist on artist management and development, she sits on the Music Industry Advisory Panel at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, is a guest lecturer at Abbey Road Institute and is 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, who regularly hit the Top 10, Beth Orton, Republica, Mike Scott (The Waterboys), Rialto, Touriste, Lockdown Project and Sunhouse. Emerging artists include Cortney Dixon, Diives and Pandora Drive.
Earlier in her career, Diane was Director of record producer Tony Visconti’s (David Bowie, T.Rex, The Boomtown Rats) group of companies for five years. She managed Visconti’s Good Earth Recording Studios in London (clients included Duran Duran, George Michael, U2, the Sisters of Mercy, Altered Images and the Stranglers) and travelled internationally 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!