More turmoil and removal vans at Netrebko's agency

An authoritative figure at Universal Music has strongly denied my earlier report that its classical agency is about to be shut down. It will, instead, be ‘reconfigured’.

What that means is that one of the two senior agents – no names yet, for legal reasons – will be ‘moving on’ (as the current industry jargon has it), while the other remains in a reformed organisation. The company will be moved to Berlin, in close proximity to Deutsche Grammophon.

That’s all they can say for the moment, even off the record. Here are the two likely lads in happier times, Vanderveen with his Anna

and Seipt with the DG label chief Michael Lang.

Auch Manfred Seipt und Michael Lang (Presidente of Deutsche Grammophon) waren mit von der Partie.

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