Los Angeles Opera Singing Homeless Subway Performer Is Homeless No More
Los Angeles– Joel Diamond, two time Grammy record producer who’s recording deal offer to once homeless subway opera singer and violin player Emily Zamourka went world wide news viral (which is still happening), has met with the multi-talented singer and musician for talks and negotiations. Since their first meeting last Saturday at her first paid live performance at the San Pedro, California Annual Italian Festival, Diamond and Zamourka have met again for negotiations and strategy meetings. Now Zamourka has given authorization for Diamond to also pursue live performance engagements as well as his ongoing preparations for her studio recordings for her first single.
Diamond, whose digital rolodex is filled with the top talent in the world, has produced and collaborated with talent producing multiple platinum and gold records over a 40 + year period.
“ In all my years in producing records and managing talent, I have seen amazing talent …but Emily Zamourka has fascinated and entertained a nation and the world from a subway and an outdoor Italian food fest..her image and voice is spreading all over the world for a reason. She’s phenomenal and truly gifted! I look forward to working with Emily in the recording studio and watching her become the next music sensation. Looking forward to guiding her to achieve her well deserved status into the Top 10 on the Billboard Charts. ” said Joel Diamond.
The news of Joel Diamond’s first recording contract offer to Emily Zamourka is spreading throughout the world. It’s a true Cinderella story.
(Joel Diamond mentioned in Variety article 10/10/19 about Diamond and Tommy Mottola: See attachment here)
Joel Diamond has produced 36 Gold & Platinum records and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards.
Joel had the highly imaginative vision and created the career of The Five Browns, five siblings who all attended Juilliard Music school at the same time. He produced and managed The Five Browns and landed them their first recording deal on Sony Records; resulting in 3 consecutive #1 albums on the Billboard Classical charts. Through Diamond’s tenacity, The Five Browns became the “First Family of Classical Music.” They appeared on every major TV show including Oprah, Ellen Show, 60 Minutes, etc. and enjoyed “sold out” concerts all over the world. Through Diamond’s personal contacts, he also landed them a major book deal.
Certainly one of the apexes of Diamond’s career has been the 12 successful albums and 109 recordings he has produced for legendary recording artist, Engelbert Humperdinck. “After The Lovin’,” a 100% owned Diamond copyright, was nominated twice for a Grammy, achieved platinum album and gold single status, won most played “Jukebox Record of the Year” award, top 10 best sheet music seller of all time, #1 Country record, and Silverhas surpassed the 4 million radio/TV performances as logged by BMI.
An interesting occurrence in Europe happened for Diamond with superstar actor David Hasselhoff. David starred on Knight Rider, which was followed by BayWatch – the “most watched TV show” on the planet according to Guinness. After being turned down by virtually every U.S. record label, it was only Diamond who believe in David’s talent, ability, and potential career in music. Joel Diamond personally underwrote and produced David’s first recording session that resulted in making David’s dream come true. Little did anybody think that one year later after the recording, that David would achieve Gold & Platinum status in Germany (outselling Michael Jackson & Madonna) on his first album on Silver Blue Records. This led to David Hasselhoff, also known as The Hoff, being voted the #1 recording artist in Germany, selling literally tens of millions of records, earning a cool $60,000 per performance and to this day selling out stadiums around the world.
An advanced copy of a song from a forthcoming Broadway Show, La Cage Aux Folles, given to Diamond by good friend, the late Allen Carr, would be another turning point in Diamond’s career. In a matter of days upon hearing this song, he was in the studio producing “I Am What I Am” with recording artist Gloria Gaynor. It became an instant International success on Silver Blue Records, and is to this day, officially the Gay Anthem around the world. It is also Gloria’s biggest single since her classic of “I Will Survive”.
Joel has held executive positions in major music companies and is responsible for negotiating David Geffen’s first million dollar deal at Sony Music and also gave Tommy Mottola his first job in the music industry as Diamond’s assistant.
Contact: Edward Lozzi, Edward Lozzi & Associates PR on behalf of Joel Diamond , Silver Blue Records 310-922-1200