October 14, 2011

About Us

Graphic designer Diana Thornton and mastering engineer Mike Hogan have partnered to create CRESCENT CITY DUPLICATION to provide top quality CD/DVD duplication, audio mastering and graphic design to the region’s entertainment industry. Although the company is new, the services and expertise provided by Diana and Mike are well regarded in the region. They have been providing design, mastering, and disc manufacturing for over 15 years for clients like Ellis Marsalis, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Irvin Mayfield, The Continental Drifters, Mulebone, Louisiana Red Hot Records, Sound of New Orleans, and many others.

Diana is the founder of Crescent Music Services and an award-winning graphic designer. Mike is one of New Orleans’ long-time audio mastering engineers with his company Necromancer Digital. Together they form the ultimate resource AND they are both musicians and know the entertainment industry well. Mike will be handling day-to-day operations from his Mid City mastering studio and Diana will be providing her design services and expertise.


Mike Hogan

“Mastering for musicians by a musician.”

Mike founded M.M.I. Music and Necromancer Digital in 1994 to fill a void in affordable music production and compact disc mastering in New Orleans. On the mastering side, Necromancer Digital is the professional solution for independently released music.

An eclectic selection of Mike’s mastering work can be heard on records by Jean Knight, Kim Fowley, Beth Patterson, The Continental Drifters, Rebecca Barry, Country Fried, Mulebone, Woodenhead, Joybuzzer, Danny and Patrick O’Flaherty, Hart McNee, Tim Smooth, the Gullah Kinfolk, The Lollies, Potent Bathers, Ya Ya Soul, etc. etc.  He has worked on many titles for Louisiana Red Hot Records, Sound of New Orleans, Frenchman Street Records, Bank On It Records and Koch Records.

Diana Thornton

Diana is an award-winning creative and original graphic designer/digital artist with over 20 years experience and special qualifications because she is a singer/songwriter who has produced her own albums and has worked in the film industry.

She also owns Crescent Music Services which provides CD/DVD manufacturing services. Her clients include Ellis Marsalis, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Charmaine Neville, and Basin Street Records (Kermit Ruffins, Los Hombres Calientes, Jon Cleary, Theresa Andersson, Irvin Mayfield.

In addition, she designs collector’s books about the Beatles for nationally acclaimed author and Beatles historian Bruce Spizer www.beatle.net.

Check out Diana’s portfolio here