Music industry veteran Katie Vinten has formed Black Diamond Artist Management.
The company’s initial roster will include Grammy-nominated songwriter Justin Tranter (Justin Bieber, Imagine Dragons, Bebe Rexha, Selena Gomez, Jonas Brothers), Zach Skelton (Jonas Brothers, Lil Nas X), Boy Matthews (Gallant, Hayden James etc) and Caroline Pennell.
Vinten and Black Diamond Artist Management are based in Los Angeles.
In addition to forming Black Diamond, at the end of last year, Vinten and Tranter officially launched FACET Records and FACET Publishing.
Operating as a joint venture through Warner Records, FACET Records serves as home to rising outliers such as Diana Gordon, Shawn Wasabi, and more.
Meanwhile, FACET Publishing maintains a partnership with Warner Chappell and represents writers, including Kennedi Lykken (Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, Chainsmokers, Jonas Brothers), Jason Gil (Katy Perry), Wes Period (FACET/Interscope Records), Shea Diamond (FACET/Asylum), Brandon Colbein (ZAYN, Hayley Kiyoko), and The Roommates (Aaron Carpenter), to name a few.
Vinten also holds two major consultancies. At Warner Records, she acts as Rita Ora’s stateside A&R. For Warner Chappell, she still looks after Julia Michaels, Kygo, K Flay, and Christina Aguilera to name a few.
Following several temp gigs, Vinten assumed the role of creative assistant at EMI and soon executive assistant to legendary publisher Jon Platt at EMI.
Within a few month’s time, she personally brought in Mozella as a songwriter and signed her with Platt. In 2012, she joined Platt at Warner Chappell as Director of A&R for Pop.
By 2016, she worked her way up to SVP and Co-Head of A&R on the heels of major personal signings such as Tranter, Julia Michaels, Hailee Steinfeld, Kygo, Christina Aguilera, Bishop Briggs, Captain Cuts, K. Flay, and many more.
“As a manager, record executive and publisher, I’m serving clients by showing them their greatest potential.”
“I’ve always loved black diamonds,” said Vinten.
“One of the first times I went skiing, I decided to forego the intermediate trail and try the black diamond after some quiet teasing nudging from my biggest fan, my now-husband, Aaron Vinten.
“I went flying off my skiis, but I got back up. I’ll never forget the experience. I made it. I try to recapture that feeling as much as possible in my life.
“I realized you can do so much more than you think you can, you just have to try. As a manager, record executive and publisher, I’m serving clients by showing them their greatest potential.”Music Business Worldwide