MUSIC PUBLICITY & PROMOTION ~ CANADA
Hello musicians & industry pros!
Many of you may know me as an independent music publicist for my company Skylar Entertainment that I ran for 14 years. I achieved my dream of working in the music industry and being surrounded by creative musicians and artists.
Through my years as a photographer and makeup artist, I collaborated with musicians on their image and branding long before becoming a publicist. I also spent some time as a music journalist so writing press releases, servicing media with music, soliciting coverage and coordinating online, print, radio and tv interviews was a natural progression.
It is thrilling to work with celebrities, however, it is even more satisfying to be a vital part of an artists journey from unknown indie to major media coverage leading to manager, label and agent deals. When I work with an artist I am all in and your success is my success.
I’ve been honored to participate as a panelist and industry expert for conferences and media outlets including Factor, Canadian Music Week, Music Ontario, Indie Week, North by North East, the Northern Ontario Music & Film Conference, Honey Jam, Straight Talk on Sun News Network (PR crisis management for celebrities), CanWest News (image & branding), Indie Can Radio on SiriusXM, chartattack, fyi Music (Queen of the Industry), Canadian Music Network and Spill Magazine.
I know what it takes to launch a successful album and tour and would be thrilled to join your team. Learn more about me.
*Please complete the form on the music submissions page for PR consideration.
It is exciting to be able to work with artists in various genres of music and from many different countries. In addition to Canada, artists have been from Australia, United Kingdom, Portugal, Mexico, South Africa, Isreal, Nigeria, India, Denmark, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and the United States.
COUNTRY: Before the Flood, Beyond The Mountain, Brian Byrne, DeAnna, Driveway, Emily Weedon & Delta, Heather Ballentine, Lee Mellor, Linda M., Lindsay Broughton, Meredith Shaw, Shane Chisholm, Suitcase Sam, The Maladies of Adam Stokes, Willie Ames
FOLK/SINGER/SONGWRITER: Brandon Jones, Celia Palli, Bryce Jardine, Dan Kosub, Dan Politano, David Martel, Debbie Fortnum, Eugene Ripper, Fernando Saunders (Lou Reed, Marianne Faithful), Future Native, Georgia Germein & the Germein Sisters, Heather Hill, Jenna Bennett, Les Stroud, Lily Frost, Lindsay Misiner, Melissa Rebronja, Milla Sanchez, North Easton, Paul James Berry, Peasant Moon, Peter Katz, Phil Solem (The Rembrandts), Rebecca Nazz, Reno McCarthy, Ryan Luchuck, Sean Ashby, Sonia Funk, Tim Arnold, Xenia Dunford
ROCK: Abandoned Souls, Aceface, Acres of Lions, Amy Heffernan, Betty Moon, Big Sugar, Blue Skies At War, Bobnoxious, Buck Brothers, Chris Koster, Crash Kelly, D.O.A., Dearly Beloved, Decade of Sleep, Elephant 12, Go For The Eyes, Gordie Johnson, Grady, Hyena Dog Robbery, Joe Keithley, Kat Lucas, KingDoom, Mink, Needle and The Pain Reaction, Neil Leyton, Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Red Light Rippers, Return for Refund, Sabrina Korva, Sass Jordan, Sowatt, Stand, Tacoma Redd, The Blackchords, The Flairs, The Jamestown Union, The Jefferson, The Joys, The Morning Stars, The Parlotones, The Pointed Sticks, The Salads, Turn Off The Stars, 22-Pistepirkko, We Are The Corner
POP/DANCE/ELECTRONIC: Audio Playground, Alexandra Hawse, BMBSHL, Capri, Eli T, Emily Rockarts, Federal Lights, 5th Projekt, Frixion, Imaginary Cities, Jasmine Richards, Karina Es, Laure Shang, Mandy Kane, NJ Taylor, Satellite Party (Perry Farrell), Stephanie Braganza,
R&B/FUNK/HIP-HOP/SOUL/JAZZ: Abstract Artform, Amanda Davids, Cee Knowledge (Doodlebug of Digable Planets’), Davy Sage, Divine Lightbody, ESMA, Five Alarm Funk, Flo, Jazzy Monika, Jet Lyse, Karis, Living Proof, MC Shadow, Raelene Bailey, Shameem, Tara Priya, Tasha Angela, The Lionyls, The New Groovement, Tika Simone, Troiano, Will
NEW AGE/JAZZ FUSION/WORLD: Hennie Bekker; TRADITIONAL JAZZ VOCAL: Stephen Farrell, Tyra Jutai; ROCK OPERA: Patrizia
EVENTS: Skylar Entertainment’s 1st to 4th Filmmaker Music Series during TIFF, Sean “Diddy” Combs Grammy Awards After Party at the Playboy Mansion, IMSTA Festa, Guitar Workshop Plus, The Parlotones 3D/2D Live Rock Theatre Event and various CD Release Parties, Tours and Showcases.
"It's a pleasure working with Diane who has a passion for publicity and jumps in with both feet on the projects she works on. Diane works hard to make sure every possible angle is covered that could give the most impactful exposure. We love working with her!"
"Diane Foy's talent and skill to engage with multiple aspects of PR were hugely impressive. I have rarely met anyone who was as adaptable or creative as Diane was during the time we worked together. She secured some brilliant international media coverage."
"D.O.A. has worked with Diane Foy for over a decade and she has consistently delivered features and cover stories in both the mainstream and alternative media. She has been intuitive at sorting out the best approach for individual promo campaigns, outstanding work!"
"Whenever we have been to Canada, Diane has stepped up, gotten us great press, and brought good people into our circle."
“Diane is so great to work with. She secured the very first review for my debut EP, which also was one of the greatest reviews I have ever gotten. Working with Diane is working with a publicist who truly cares about you, and cares about your success.”
“Diane Foy is one of a handful of publicists that are actually down to earth and treats people like human beings instead of automatons. She gets the job done with minimum stress and maximum efficiency. I so appreciate her!”
"Diane is highly charismatic and really cares about her clients, ensuring they are at the right events at the right time, meeting the right people in order to help them build their brand."
Diane Foy has shown a truly professional, reliable and efficient work ethic that is rare in this industry."