Reports reach me of a predatory facebook friend who pretends to be a classical music agent and promises a career to young innocents.
This person scours the pages of well-known music people, looking for potential prey in their friends list. Any young artist who accepts this tainted friendship offer is granted a showcase on the ‘agent’s’ website – after agreeing to pay 300 Euros a month and a 25% fee on all future commissions.
Some of the pictures and cvs on the website are advertised there without authorisation, or connection to the proprietor. At least one legal action is pending – as a result of which I had better not name the alleged offender for the time being, although I have details on file.
All I can do is to warn young artists not to enter into any agent relationship online, least of all on Facebook.
And any so-called agent who asks you for a monthly fee ought to be avoided, in any case, like a blood-sucking leech.