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ABOUT

Diane Wagg

Owner/Founder Deluxxe Management

Diane is founder of Deluxxe Management and Ideal Music Productions and is Chairwoman of the Music Manager’s Forum (MMF UK). Her 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 is also an Assessor for Music Business degree courses, a member of the Music Industry Advisory Panel at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, a member of the Musicians Health Advisory Board at Help Musicians UK and a regular guest lecturer at Abbey Road Studios Institute. A qualified Professional Coach, she provides specialised coaching for people working in all areas of the Arts.

Deluxxe represents artists and songwriters. The company enjoys a long history of managing the careers of both new and established acts. Past artists include Scouting for Girls who were found, managed and developed over six years taking them from an unsigned act to major Live Arena stars with a No 1 Triple Platinum Album, nearly 3 million sales over three albums, four Top 10 singles, five Top 3 Airplay hits including two No 1’s, four BRIT Nominations and an IVOR NOVELLO nomination for the Most Performed Work for “This Ain’t A Love Song” whilst also promoting them as writers for other artists including One Direction and Alexandra Burke.

The company’s roster has also included Lockdown Project, Touriste, A Girl Called Eddy, Carla Marie Williams and represents emerging artists Cortney Dixon, Diives and Pandora Drive.

Prior to Deluxxe, Diane co-owned Rise Management and represented artists including Republica, Beth Orton, Mike Scott (The Waterboys), Rialto, Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff), Sunhouse, Towering Inferno and The Drum Club.

In her early career, she 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 on behalf of his business.

Diane started her career in A & R at EMI Records before moving into artist management where she worked with Philip Lynott and Thin Lizzy – she has never recovered!

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IDEAL MUSIC PRODUCTIONS LTD provides artist development for new music talent. The company also acts as a consultancy for other artists and individuals new to the industry.

The MMF – Music Manager’s Forum UKhttp://themmf.net/

We are the world’s largest professional community of music managers. Since its inception in 1992, the MMF has worked hard to educate, inform and represent UK managers as well as offering a network through which managers can share experiences, opportunities and information. Our membership stands at over 500 managers based in the UK with global businesses and a wider network of over 2700 managers in the USA.

The FAC – the Featured Artists Coalitionhttp://thefac.org

The FAC brings together the featured artist community to help artists connect and enable one another through peer to peer development. The FAC also provides a collective voice for the artist community within the music industry and to government, while providing thought leadership on emerging technologies and opportunities.