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LOS ANGELES – Variety Entertainment Group (VEG) announced that veteran music producer and publisher Joel Diamond has joined the executive production team for the Stu and Laurie Variety Hour. Diamond is President and CEO of Silver Blue Productions, Ltd., a music publishing firm that also does record production, and talent management.

He will take the lead in bringing music acts to the show and provide talent management services to new acts that are introduced on the Stu and Laurie Variety Hour.

“We are extremely excited to have Joel on our team,” said Stu Newmeyer, VEG President and Executive Producer of the Stu and Laurie Variety Hour. “His decades of music industry experience and accomplishments in integrating music acts with movies and television will be a tremendous addition to the show.”

Diamond is a two-time Grammy nominated music producer with 54 Billboard charted recordings and 36 gold and platinum recordings to his credit. Over the course of his career he headed up music publishing companies for Mercury Records, Sony Music, and Warner Brothers.

Joel Diamond

He has worked with some of the biggest names in pop, rock and R&B music, such as Gloria Gaynor, Tommy James & The Shondells, Van Morrison, Frankie Valli, Engelbert Humperdink, Sister Sledge, Jay Z, Laura Branigan, Johnny Mathis, The Bee Gees, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Gladys Knight, and many others.

Diamond is also credited with producing music for the films Raging Bull, Gillian on her 37th Birthday, Continental Divide, and others.

With more than three decades of music industry experience, Diamond has established relationships with people at every level of the business: songwriters, producers, managers, studio owners, and record company heads. He was influential in advancing the careers of industry leaders David Geffen and Tommy Motolla.

Watch this interview with Joel Diamond talking about the integration of music with the movie and television business.

About the Stu and Laurie Variety Hour

The Stu and Laurie Variety Hour is a classic variety show updated for today. Its star-studded family entertainment is designed to bring the generations together. The program features big-name musical guests, sketch comedy, spectacular dancing numbers, stand-up, and games and giveaways that appeal to the Boomer and Millennial demographics.

It is also the first television show to completely integrate branded entertainment into the programming to replace TV advertising. Brands can connect with TV viewers in more relevant, meaningful ways through sketches, songs, product placement, demos and other storytelling techniques. For more information on promoting your brand on the Stu and Laurie Variety Hour, contact John Gregory Olson at 888-328-3830.

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