Seven Questions with...Diana Miller, Talent Executive - 'Last Call with Carson Daly'
LA has a diverse cast of characters. Whether it's the characters with stirring stories or interesting occupations or the people who are just simply characters, this town has them all. In an effort to get to know some of those characters a little better, we've created "Seven Questions with..."
Our first subject is Diana Miller.
LA is one of only two cities in the country where you can run into someone who earns a living booking music acts for a network late night talk show. Miller just so happens to be one of those people; she's a Talent Executive for the NBC late night show "Last Call with Carson Daly." In order to fill that "Last Call" stage with music's next big thing, Miller listens to everything. Recently she started her own blog, a sleek yet in-depth look into Miller's musical taste that she fittingly named "I Listen to Everything."
Miller took some time out from her very busy schedule to exchange emails with LAist. Here are her seven questions:
1) The name of your blog is "I listen to Everything." Do you really listen to everything? If so, where do you find the time to listen to everything?
The title is definitely tongue-in-cheek. I love talking to people about music, and I always ask what they listen to. Nine out of ten people say "I listen to everything," and the other one says "I listen to everything except country." It cracks me up. No one listens to everything! I will be the first to admit that in my personal life I don't listen to everything either, but in my professional life I need to listen to everything, or at least a little of everything. Even my version of everything isn't really everything.
Thank God for MySpace, YouTube, iTunes and the iPod hook-up in my car. I listen to music all day everyday. It's impossible to keep up with the amount of music I receive and hear about, but I try. I multi-task. It’s not uncommon to walk into my office and hear my stereo on, a MySpace page open with music playing, while I watch a live performance video on YouTube, talk on the phone and return emails.