Marty Diamond has worked in all facets of the music business. After starting as the concert chairman at the University of Delaware, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications, soon he was booking at Manhattan club the Ritz. He followed that by working at Bill Graham Management, as an international marketer for PolyGram and a ­product manager at Arista. After a stop at ITG Agency he started his own boutique booking agency, Little Big Man, in 1994, and was instrumental in starting Lilith Fair and building Coldplay's touring base.

Subscribe to billboard biz to continue reading this article and thousands more.

Billboard.biz subscribers get:
  • 24/7 coverage of every genre and sector of the business with over 150 exclusive charts
  • Bulletin: Breaking stories, chart info and analysis sent directly to your inbox every weekday
  • Billboard Magazine iPad Edition: An enhanced version of the magazine with video, photo galleries and playable charts
  • Archives: A rich history of Billboard.biz articles and exclusive charts

Join now or Log In