The Recording Academy, Los Angeles

at The Recording Academy in LA

I am a San Francisco Bay area music producer, recording artist, and journalist with over 30 years experience writing arts and media reviews for nationally published magazines and more recently world-wide on the internet. I’ve been the music editor for the Los Angeles-based Awareness Magazine for the past 7 years as well as a free lance journalist/ publicist, and editor of Music and Media Focus.


As a music industry professional, I currently belong to The Recording Academy and am a voting member of The GRAMMY’S.




Ambient Alchemy front final

NEW – AVAILABLE NOW at Amazon and iTunes!

AMBIENT ALCHEMY –  Steven Halpern & Michael Diamond  with special guest Michael Manring.


“An enchanted world of musical dreamscapes.”


Click here to hear samples and read about it.



  • Reached #2 on the ZMR Top 100 chart for international radio airplay. 
  • Nominee  in the ZMR Awards for “Best Electronic Album” and “Best Ambient Album.”
  • Nominee in the Independent Music Awards for “Best Ambient Album.”



indigo-moonAs a recording artist I have 5 CD’s of ambient music with elements of electronic, jazz, and rock. My previous release, “Indigo Moon“, features a guest appearance by Jefferson Starship and Rod Stewart keyboardist, Pete Sears.  Also appearing as a special guest is new age music pioneer Steven Halpen, whose record label distributes this album, as well as my first release, “Atlantis Rising,” which was named by CD Baby as “one of the best new releases of the year“.




md-studio-pic-11Along with studio recording and producing projects for other artists, I perform doing  electronic music and synthmulti-media shows  in addition to  playing synthesizers and electric guitar in SF Bay area bands.





I also produce music videos, such as the ones for Ambient Alchemy below, as well as creating soundtracks for video, guided imagery, etc.



Featuring excerpts from 4 songs with visionary art images:

(Be sure to watch video in “full screen” mode for best effect)



New: CELESTIAL SUITE – from Ambient Alchemy album
(this track has been submitted for GRAMMY consideration)

(Be sure to watch video in “full screen” mode for best effect)


For more music videos on this site, visit: 

Chill out with the enchanted sights and sounds of Michael’s visionary art music videos.
Click here.

Now showing: “Merlin’s Garden,”  and more…

(For a cool “double feature” – take a fantasy journey to otherworldly alien landscapes with Indigo Moon, then come back to earth with a visit to Merlin’s Garden which features original music and nature photography filmed in the San Francisco Bay area)


Also, for more on my music and writing services on this site, click on these page links:

Michael Diamond CD’s

Writing and Promotional Services



Atlantis Rising

Six full length songs from my various CD’s can be heard on the music player here:

(shorter samples of every song on all my CD’s can be heard on the links here)



 My music is available for licensing as soundtracks for films, video, guided imagery CD’s, etc.


CONTACT: mdiamondstudio@aol.comChroma Zone


Michael Diamond Facebook page – click here. 


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