Engineer/Producer/Music Supervisor Doug Diamond has been writing, recording, producing, mixing and mastering music for most of his life. He has over 30 years of experience in the industry. A former staff engineer at world-famous Ocean Way Recording in Los Angeles, he graduated with honors from the recording program at The Grove School of Music (1990) and completed his Music Business Master Certification from the Berklee College of Music between 2010-2012.
In his Ocean Way days, Doug worked with many top recording artists such as Natalie Cole, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, The B-52’s, Meatloaf, Michael Bolton, Mick Fleetwood, Michael Jackson and many others, as well as with some of the top record producers in the world such as T-Bone Burnett, Don Was and film composer Hans Zimmer. Doug was also involved in a number of Hollywood films such as The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, The Power Of One, several Disney films, and Levi’s Jeans TV commercials.
Since then, he has had the opportunity to work on thousands of independent artist’s projects from all walks of life, from all over the world, in most musical genres, as well as projects for major labels, major publishing companies, indie music companies, TV production companies and many others. Clients include: Rivers Rutherford, Kelley Lovelace, Phil Wickham, Julie True, Carman, Kellie Pickler, John Elefante/Kansas, Jars of Clay, Little Big Town, Kim Hill, Deepak Chopra/The Chopra Center, Lynn Anderson, Liz Anderson, Gary Morris, Eric Silver, Randy Archer, Craig Morgan, Candy Coburn, Juice Newton, Buzz Cason, Billy Swan, Jim Weatherly, Templeton Thompson, Carol Channing, DJ Lodato/Paris Hilton, and many more.
As a composer, Doug has written and produced the theme and background music for two nationally broadcast PBS television series: Hands On – Crafts For Kids and Scrapbook Soup and has numerous songs with various music libraries and publishing companies. He has also composed music for a number of kids video game apps.
Doug is the Sr. Director of Music Acquisition/Licensing at www.musicopps.com.
Doug is formerly a member of The Recording Academy (the reasons why he left in 2020) and still is a member of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) as well as a BMI writer.
Follow Doug on Twitter (@diamondisc).
Read Doug’s “His Name Was Ringo” (story about meeting Ringo Starr) in Electronic Musician magazine.